Passports: Crossing Cultural Borders is an online collection of resources, lesson plans and information designed to help both teachers and students become more culturally competent. This site has been developed with the help of educators in schools around the Portland metro area.
Every classroom activity on this site can be adapted to meet the needs of students in grades 2 -12 and can be integrated into lessons in many subject areas including culture, geography, history, art, music, communication, writing, reading, research, presentation and math.
Find out about the goals of this Web site, and review the learning objectives and Oregon Content Standards met by the site's lesson plans and classroom activities.
Explore various definitions of culture and cultural competence, tips for becoming a culturally competent educator, and online resources that can help you create a culturally competent classroom.
Read, print and/or download lesson plans and classroom activities designed to integrate cultural competence into the classroom, such as a passport project in which students learn more about their and their classmates' countries of origin.
If you would like to share your ideas or experiences with cultural competence, or involve your classroom or building in a cultural competence project, please contact us.
Review a comprehensive collection of resources you can bring into your classroom, from OPB and PBS programming to lesson plans to online museums and games.