Pebbles

Project-Based Language Learning Repository

Travel Guide for Elderly Tourists from Japan

by Emi Murayama

Japan is the country with the longest life expectancy. This means that there is a large population with an abundance of leisure time. An ...

Storybooks for Haiti and Napa

by Don Doehla, NBCT

Students will gain greater literacy, while supporting others in their own literacy development, by co-authoring children's storybooks wit...

Girl power!

by Nicole Naditz

 

In many parts of the world, including our Peace Corps match village in rural western Africa, girls are unlikely to continue their...

ISI 2015: The Little Explorers Project

by Maria Paredes-Fernandez

The concept of global citizenship is paramount, especially now in our increasingly interconnected world. It is so important, that Rick St...

Clean Water for All / Agua Limpia para Todos

by Stacy Amling

All too often, we frame the discussion of clean water and water access as a problem that others face. We take for granted that the water ...

"Easy Japanese" & How We Want It to Be: Messages from Japanese Learners in American Colleges

by Naoko Nemoto

In this project, students will contribute to the developing Easy Japanese by making suggestions to those who are conducting research on i...

¡Vamos a la feria! / Let's go to the Fair!

by Stacy Amling

Typical celebrations and fairs often have deep cultural ties that go far beyond the surface images and practices in which participants en...

Celebrating Persian New Year (Noruz) at University of Hawaii at Manoa

by Ladan Hamedani

The project idea is to present Persian New Year, Noruz, at University of Hawaii at Manoa. The product will be presenting an event introdu...

Bollywood Parody of Romeo and Juliet

by Sai Bhatawadekar

This is a cross-cultural creative project that involves co-writing, directing, and performing a parody of an iconic Indian film. (Think t...

Melding Games with Empathy

by Beverlyn Nagaue

Japanese III high school students concurrently study the Japanese concept of "omoiyari" (similar to empathy) and Japanese New Year's acti...

Growing a Russian-Language Community at a Mid-Western Liberal Arts College

by Maria Hristova

Problem:

DePauw students of Russian investigate why the Russian-speaking community at the university has dwindled to the point of virtu...

Authentic Regional Culinary Experience

by Xuan Wang-Wolf

In this project, students will explore the abundance of Chinese regional cuisines and learn about their geological, cultural and historic...

Making the World Better for the Future: Through discussing current social and cultural issues in Japanese

by Noriko Fujioka-Ito

The ultimate goal of this project is to compare and contrast two cultures in an effort to mutually understand other cultures and develop ...

Getting to know the Spanish speaking community at Everett Community College

by Sarah Willoughby

The students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking population of our college through exporation of the cultural context includin...

Mottainai for an Eco Life

by Junko Simpson

Global warming is a serious issue that people around the world are concerned about. San Diego has been listed as one of the 14 cities in ...

Healthy Activities in All Weather

by Sally Garneski

First grade students studying the weather in their science classes will share data from their journals with the 8th grade students. Stude...

Not So Fast: The Influx of American Fast Food in Italy and Its Effects on Italian Youth

by Daniela Busciglio

This project examines the increasing quantity of American fast food chains in Italy and the increasing consumption of fast food by Italia...

Tourist Guides for Teens - An Intercultural Journey

by Don Doehla, NBCT

Students in Napa, California, will collaborate with students in Ottawa, Canada, and in Marseille, France, to create digital tourist guide...

Dunk Tank for Natsumatsuri (Japanese summer festival) at a Japanese Language School

by Masako Douglas

Students at a Japanese as a heritage language (JHL) school will make a proposal for their school’s Japanese summer festival, in whi...

Cute and Wild Orphans! ¡Huérfanos lindos y silvestres!

by Alicia Gignoux

     Humans come into contact with wildlife all over the world.  Some of the encounters are positive and others ...

Great East Japan Earthquake and Energy policy and production

by Noriko Kolbe

 Students will help support Japanese speaking Georgians to develop a stance on critical energy issues in Georgia by cr...

Animal Action News Program: Help Wild Animals Stay Wild

by I-Ling Hsu

The key driver for eating is hunger for sure but the eating habit we have is not solely determined by physiological or nutritional needs....

Japanese campus map and guide

by Yumiko Tateyama

There has been an increase in the number of Japanese visitors to the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) campus. While the English versio...

What makes a place a good place to...?

by Stephen Tschudi

Challenging Problem or Question: What makes a place a good place to...?

In different cultures, different public spaces are considered ap...

Green Campus Initiative

by I-Ling Hsu

The American and Chinese college students will collaborate and generate ideas to meet the goal of green campus announced by the Chinese g...

Activity book for Chinese-speaking children visiting Hawaii's Plantation Village

by Stephen Tschudi

Culture differs not only across national boundaries, but across communities and social classes within those boundaries, and even across g...

The UNIS/NYC guide for newbies

by Ricardo Calderón

Language learners will investigate the challenges local/foreign families and students face when moving to New York city. They will collab...

Preserving the history of unknown voices

by Ingrid Campos Montero

This 10-week project is designed for SPAN 3117 Bridge Course class. This is a new program implemented in Utah for students that have pass...

A series of short video clips for American students interested in learning Chinese and Taiwanese cultures

by Ching-Hsuan Wu

A culture can be perceived differently by members of the culture and its outsiders. Additionally, individual participants involved in the...

What is dyslexia and how can we help Japanese people to get/give support?

by Naoko Nemoto

In Japan, dyslexia is not known well yet. The vast majority of the Japanese people had never heard of the word until very recently. Some ...

El valor de las historias

by Florencia Westenskow

Students in a university SPAN 101 class explored the power of stories. They interviewed native Spanish speakers to gather inspiring stori...

The Local Scoop: Engaging Russian Tourists in Visits to Singapore

by Amanda Lerner

Pan Pacific Singapore

Singapore is increasingly a popular tourism destination for Russians and Russian-speakers, and yet few hotels cater specifically to Rus...

Social Issues Web Easy: Vol. 1 U.S. Military Presence in Okinawa

by Sachiko Kamioka

Many learners of Japanese are interested in current social issues of Japan. Without advanced proficiency, however, reading Japanese newsp...