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Telling Stories About Our Background

Create a poem about your own family background! Participants learn an exercise that Torran used to create a group poem with Norwegian students called, “You Bring Out the Norwegian in Me.”

Torran Anderson

45 Minute Program

 

$129


Participants learn about Torran’s time teaching as a Fulbright Roving Scholar in Norway and a group poem he created with students across the country.

Students:
  1. Explore stereotypes of America
  2. See how another country views America
  3. Write about their own background using their five senses

This is an interactive workshop that celebrates the background and experiences of learners.
Participants need paper and pencil.
Can be done with small to large groups.
Adaptation of this exercise can even be done in other languages as Mario Perez adapted the exercise for students at the Newcomer Center.

About the Author

Torran Anderson has published over fifty books in a wide range of formats including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, apps and emerging digital avenues.

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