Empathy, critical thinking, good decision-making and cultural awareness are needed to keep our public-behavior-wheels turning smoothly. Without it, daily life will continue to be a mine-field where people stumble culturally-- creating the impression that they are ‘culturally clueless’.
The authors of "The Don't Get Me Started! Toolkit Strategies for a Culturally-Challenged World" share their toolkit of skills for middle and high school students. After finishing this workbook, students will be able to skillfully assess and respond to the many challenging situations they may encounter in this rapidly changing world.
So whether they are playing games online, using a ‘gender-free’ restroom, sharing a picture on Facebook, conversing with friends in a café, applying in person for a new job or hosting an intergenerational event – they will be able to determine how the rules have changed and act in a manner that assures more successful outcomes.
Being ‘culturally-clueless’ may not land them in jail…but it could very well make students less competitive in the job marketplace, less admired among their peers and less respected within their families. This version includes a teacher's answer key.