In this collection of lessons students will explore daily life in Cuzco while learning basic grammar structures and vocabulary. Other than provide survival tips and background information, these lessons will promote interculturality.

 

Interculturality is defined as, “the interaction of people from different cultures, and the understanding of another culture so that the language used is appropriate to the context and audience.” Previous approaches to teaching culture involved the study of products, practices, and perspectives of a target group of people or target culture. Interculturality focuses not on the “what” but on the “how.” Students need to know not only content but also be able to relate this content to how people feel, think, and react.

Lessons 1 - 10

Introduction to the Land, the People and the Products of Peru

“What is Peru like and what is special about her people?”

Products: ¡Vamos de compras!

“How does the Peruvian sol compare to the US dollar and what can I buy with it?”

People: ¡Vamos a escribir una carta a un estudiante peruano!

“What is life like for a student in Peru?”

 

Land and People: ¡Vamos a explorar el Lago Titicaca!

“Who lives on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca and what is life like there?”

Products: ¡Vamos a diseñar un chullo!

“What is the process of choosing designs and colors for a Peruvian chullo hat?”

People: ¡Vamos a quedarnos con una familia andina!

“What could I expect if I stayed with an Andean family?”

Products: ¡Vamos a probar un plato de cuy!

“Who benefits from cuy consumption and in what ways?”

Land and ¡Products: Vamos en búsqueda de tesoro!

“What products are found in which of the 3 geographic regions of Peru?"

People: ¡Vamos a contemplar los nichos en el cementerio de la Almudena!

“How do the people of Cuzco honor their deceased?"

Land: ¡Vamos a recorrer Cusco, la capital del imperio Inca!

“What is there to see and do in and around Cusco, the Inca capital city?”

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