Celebrating Cultures

Cultures at Keystone

What is Culture?

Culture, as defined in our very own Geography course is a learned way of living.
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Why is it important to study culture?

In the past, cultural differences have led to various misunderstandings and conflicts. Taking the time to learn about other cultures helps to create harmony between societies.

It is important to remember that there is NO inferior culture!

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Culture at Keystone

One of the coolest things about Keystone is that we have students all over the world! Just check out this map of our last Monday Morning Message viewings:
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One of the most common ways for Keystone students to interact with their classmates is through your Discussion Board Assignments.

Keystone Discussion Boards

Most online high school courses have discussion board assignments. Since you are a Keystone student you have probably encountered these already. As you know in most classes you need to create a total of THREE (3) posts before the assignment is considered complete.

Unfortunately this seems to be one of the things Keystone students overlook the most. A large number of students get to a discussion board assignment, read the prompt, write their response and consider the task completed. But it's not.

Let's look at an example:

Discussion Assignment: Why is the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., still important today?

Remember you need to make THREE (3) posts:

  1. Write your response. Remember this should be your longest post--at least 1 or more well-developed paragraphs. Also, if the discussion prompt has multiple questions, make sure you address each one in your response.
  2. Respond to the post of another student. This should be at least one well-developed paragraph. Remember to be respectful of your peer's opinions even if they are not the same as your own.
  3. Respond to a second student's post.

Your discussion board is now eligible for grading.