Cross Currents: A Bilingual Website on Postwar Japan-US Cultural Interactions
Colin Macdonald, Linda Menton, Pat Steinhoff, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Cross Currents is a database-driven, bi-national, and bilingual (Japanese and English) website containing multimedia materials on the cultural and social histories of Japan and the United States over the past 50 years, highlighting ways that the two societies have interacted and influenced each other. It is designed so that users can read materials or hear them in either language. The site content is intended for use in the U.S. in humanities, social studies, and foreign language classes at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as by college undergraduates. In Japan, the site meets the need created by recent curriculum reforms for interdisciplinary and bilingual materials that develop creativity. The purpose of Cross Currents is to highlight and explore the many ways that the history and culture of Japan and the United States have influenced each other, but it can also serve as a model for the exploration of all forms of cross-cultural influence and interaction.
Macdonald, C., Menton, L. & Steinhoff, P. (2003). Cross Currents: A Bilingual Website on Postwar Japan-US Cultural Interactions. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1329-1332). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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