The home website of Culture Quest is located at http://www.culturequest.us/ .
This in CultureQuest Connecticut. Our website is https://stolofd.wordpress.com/culturequest-eastern-ct/.
We will be developing an index of CultureQuest Projects developed in collaboration with faculty and teacher candidates at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Please note: Some of the following projects are closed for viewing by their authors.
Projects developed in LAP 130 – Spring 2010 – Leading Edge Educational Technology – also linked to http://intercon.pbworks.com/
Projects developed in EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum – Fall 2009
ZOOMING THROUGH NEW ZEALAND CULTUREQUEST
Life in the Outback: Australian Culture
Getting Ready for Rio 2016: A CultureQuest to Brazil http://sites.google.com/site/margolinton/culturequest
Welcome to Sri Lanka http://sites.google.com/site/welcometosrilankaproject/
Iraq: Inside the Oppression http://sites.google.com/site/educaterus/index
Touring Thailand http://sites.google.com/site/thailandculturequest/
Projects developed in the Summer Institute for Future Teachers – July 2009
CultureQuest projects on cultural diversity within Connecticut, developed by SIFT 2009 participants:
Polish peoples of Connecticut – http://sites.google.com/site/chapmanssift/culture-quest-group-website
Mexican Culture in Hartford – http://sites.google.com/site/ponomarevamar/home/culturequest-group-project
Puerto Ricans from Bridgeport, CT http://sites.google.com/site/burkholzr/culture-quest-final-project-index-
Diversity of New Britain, Connecticut http://sites.google.com/site/obrighth/home/culturequest-n-b-
Greeks in New Britain http://sites.google.com/site/wilcoxrsift/index
Diversity in Willimantic, CT http://sites.google.com/site/maldonadonsift/culture-diversity-of-willimantic
Projects developed by the participants in LAP 130 – Leading Edge Educational Technology – Spring 2009
Projects developed by the participants in EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum graduate seminar – Fall 2008
Alluring Afghanistan – http://sites.google.com/site/edu553afghanistan/ Following the Drinking Gourd: The African American Journey from the Slave Ships to the White House – http://sites.google.com/site/chskendalleng/following-the-drinking-gourd–the-african-american-journey-from-the-slave-ships-to-the-white-house
Nation of Islam – http://sites.google.com/site/mikessiteproject/nation-of-islam
Do As The Romans Do! – http://sites.google.com/site/doastheromansdoproject/
Spain and Portugal – http://sites.google.com/site/collaboratingproject/Home
The Summer Institute for Future Teachers 2008 participants created CultureQuest projects on tribal nations in the Northeast of the United States – http://ftct.pbwiki.com/SIFT2008 during July 2008.
Projects developed by the participants in EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum graduate seminar – Summer 2008 –
Projects developed by the participants in EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum graduate seminar – Fall 2007 – as part of the CultureQuest India! Program –
From the Sunburnt Sands to the Sloping Hills of India
A Taste of India
The Old, the New, the Great India of Today
Patterns of India
Projects developed by the participants in EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum graduate seminar – Summer 2007 – as part of the CultureQuest India! Program –
Sights and Sounds of India – http://mercury.easternct.edu/l/lussierk/web/indiaculturequest/index.htm
Explore India: Life and Culture – http://www.geocities.com/martymomar/indiacultquesindex.html
The Many Colors of India – http://www.lahaddie.org/themanycolorsofindia/
Projects developed by the participants in 2007 Summer Institute for Future Teachers –
CultureQuest India! projects
“Members of our group studied tourism in India, Indian religion, Indian food, the economy of India, and Indian marriage.”
“We all did separate research for our India project, but we have put it all together so we cover a variety of Indian topics.”
on India’s political views, music, and food.
“Our CultureQuestIndia group project consists of different PowerPoints and lesson plans on the Taj Mahal, the food of India, the fashion of India, the art of Indian dance, the music of India, and the religion of India.”
“There are many aspects of Indian Culture which includes: Family, Women, Weddings, Religion, Economy, Language, Clothing, Drama and Theater, Bollywood.”
India’s government, marriages, food traditions. In the end everything is connected to the other.
These projects were developed by Summer Institute for Future Teachers 2007 (SIFT) participants. The 2007 Summer Institute for Future Teachers, the 11th annual residential program at Eastern Connecticut State University for future teachers who will be juniors and seniors in Connecticut’s high schools, convened on Sunday, July 8 and closed on Friday, August 3. Twenty-six participants, from 20 schools, resided in Nutmeg Hall at Eastern Connecticut State University from Sunday evenings to Friday afternoons during this four week program. They served as teaching assistants in the district-wide summer school program at Sweeney School in Windham Public Schools, studied professional and academic skills needed for future teachers, practiced and presented lesson plans, showcased their talents, participated in an online seminar, and prepared CultureQuest projects and electronic portfolios of their online websites. The goals of SIFT 2007 were to:
1) Reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation,
2) Increase student achievement,
3) Promote multi-racial multicultural understanding, and
4) Build positive meaningful relations among students
SIFT is a program supported by a Connecticut State Department of Education grant to CREC’s Interdistrict Grants program, coordinated by Ms. Kathy Randall, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and to Eastern Connecticut State University, with Dr. Delar Singh, email@example.com and Dr. David Stoloff, firstname.lastname@example.org as program co-directors.
SIFT 2007’s website is found at http://www.easternct.edu/depts/edu/sift/sift07/
Projects developed by the participants in the EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum seminar – Fall 2006 –
Spain: Passion for the Past; Inspiration for the Future
CHECK OUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC!
Exploring Ancient Greece CultureQuest
Korea – A Land Divided
Projects developed by the participants in the EDU 553 – Computers in the Classroom and the Curriculum seminar – Summer 2 2006 –
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
Puerto Rican Island Adventures
A Panoply of Greek Literature
The New Iraq, from Oppression to Freedom
Where is it & How’s the Food?
Projects developed by
the Teacher Cadets at Hartford Public High School – Spring 2006 – http://www.geocities.com/teachercadet06/index.html
Cuban Daily Life – http://www.geocities.com/teachercadet06/cuba06.html
Italian Daily Life – http://www.geocities.com/teachercadet06/italy06.html
Jamaican Music – http://www.geocities.com/teachercadet06/jamaica06.html
About CultureQuest —
Please consider exploring and joining the CultureQuest consortium.
“CultureQuest involves students and teachers engaged in inquiry-based classroom projects that explore other peoples and cultures. Projects are rooted in students’ questions and interests and involve the focused, intensive study of one or more aspects of the art, music, history, literature, religion, values, daily life, customs and traditions of other cultures. Students’ completed work becomes part of class websites, which may be accessed at this site. CultureQuest seeks to promote better understanding and appreciation of other cultures, strengthen inquiry, research and literacy skills and provide students with technology skills for the 21st century.” (from the CultureQuest homepage at http://culturequest.us/ ).
The CultureQuest Consortium is an evolving network of teacher education programs in Vermont, Connecticut, Kansas, and Michigan in the US and India, Japan and Sweden outside the US.
CultureQuest was created at the Center for School Development of the School of Education, The City College of the City University of New York. It was initially supported through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support was received from JPMorganChase, the USDOE’s PT3 Program, the New York State Education Department, and the America India Foundation. Contact us if you think you are able to start a CultureQuest Program in your city, state or country. PT3NOW has recognized it as a best practice in technology integration.” (from the CultureQuest homepage at http://culturequest.us/ ).
For more information about the CultureQuest Consortium, please contact Dr. Sheila Gersh at email@example.com.
This CultureQuest-Connecticut homepage will be developed and updated by
David L. Stoloff, Ph.D., Professor, Education Department, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Webb Hall Room 129, Willimantic, CT 06226, tel. no. (860) 465 – 5501, fax. no. (860) 465 – 5099, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , WWW: http://www.easternct.edu/depts/edu/stoloff.html
Disclaimer: The CultureQuest Projects linked to this index represent the collaboration of students, teacher candidates, teachers, and university faculty members and do not represent the official position of the Education Department and/or Eastern Connecticut State University.
this website was last updated on January 27, 2011.