Today my students got the chance to hang out with some students at Lakeside Junior High in Springdale, Arkansas through Google Hangout. We had prepared some topics to discuss - prisons, health care, education, diversity and the Nordic model. Each group had prepared some questions - and imagined possible answers to the questions coming in- and the discussion went on for close to 60 minutes. So educational - among other things, we found out that you may have to pay 5,000 dollars to mend a broken arm in the U.S., that there are "ladies' etiquette clubs" and "gentlemen's clubs" as extra-curricular activities at Lakeside Junior High, that a general type of lunch could be a chicken sandwich and that a typical stereotype of a southerner is a person in overalls playing a banjo. :)
Thanks to Brian for arranging yet another great Hangout! And thanks to my awesome students!