Synopses & Reviews
Our Own Stories is a unique cross-cultural communication text that presents cultural issues through the eyes of the students. Written from the heart, the student essays -- sad, funny, and inspiring -- are the centerpieces of each unit.
Our Own Stories draws on students' own cross-cultural experiences to develop reading skills and to spark lively discussion.
The second edition of Our Own Stories features:
-- Twenty cultural topics including Holidays, Food Taboos, Body Language, the Changing Role of Women, and more.
-- Effective exercises that build vocabulary and reading comprehension.
-- Interactive discussion activities that motivate further exploration of cross-cultural issues from the students' own viewpoints.
-- Informative "Culture Capsules" that provide information about specific U.S. customs.