Duplicate and distribute these activities. Students may work independently
Travel Dos and Don'ts
According to Will, a friendly gesture in one country might translate into an
insult in another country. Discuss some basic cultural dos and don'ts in class
that answer some of the following questions:
Can you think of different types of clothing that may be appropriate or inappropriate to wear in certain countries?
How do table manners differ among various cultures?
What kinds of gestures might be misunderstood when you travel from one country to another?
"Diaries from the Road" featured on the Planet Work Web site is a great
starting place to begin gathering information for these exercises.
Conduct further research to create a better picture of the taboos travelers should be aware of.
Then design a brochure that informs Americans about these dos and don'ts in various countries.