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Just an Ordinary Day

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Young sociologists identify how technology has impacted the traditional culture of Romania as they read and discuss "Just an Ordinary Day'" by Nina Porzucki. A lesson encourages learners to study Romania's history and present, including its geographical location in the world, in a thought-provoking social studies lesson.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a model for an extended culture project in which class members choose another country to research
  • Have individuals write a short journal entry about what they would expect to see on a trip to Romania, and encourage them to revisit their expectations after the lesson is finished
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the article (attached)
  • Readers would benefit from prior knowledge about the Peace Corps
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