This weeks #metalieteracy assignment lead me to watch a few videos. The first of which involved the teaching of meta literate concepts to children. This was done by educating 3rd and 4th graders on life in the Middle East and attempting to get the kids to connect to what the culture is like there.
In the video, teachers try to emphasize the importance of asking questions and furthuring the students understanding of what is actually going on. They urge students to make connections and think about the why behind their questions as well as the how. They went on to become pen pals with students in the middle east and began to understand how similar they are.
This pen pal exchange led to an even greater comprehension as the children were given direct access to a primary source on Kuwati culture. No longer would the kids believe that everyone got around on camels.