Have you ever looked through a kaleidoscope? If you have, you know how many different patterns can be seen. Geography and students are like a “cultural kaleidoscope.” Just as each country has its own unique cultural characteristics, each student has a unique blend of personal characteristics and learning styles. These characteristics are not yet stable; they are constantly changing, like the patterns in a kaleidoscope. This year we will study how the many different cultures and regions of the world are unique just like the characteristics of every student.