What is a Third Culture Kid (TCK)?
So Where’s Home? A Film About Third Culture Kid Identity from Adrian Bautista on Vimeo
Third Culture Kids
David C. Pollack developed the following definition of a third culture kid:
“A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.” (Taken from Wikipedia)
Students in my Grade 7 advisory had the chance to explore what it means to be a TCK. Using the thinking routine, See-Think-Wonder, students watched the video, So Where’s Home? A Film About Third Culture Kid Identity, and recorded their observations and connections on what they saw.
Below are some of their see-think-wonders about third culture kids. See-Think-Wonder is a thinking routine that encourages students to make careful observations and thoughtful interpretations. It helps stimulate curiosity and sets the stage for inquiry.
I wonder, how could you use this thinking routine in your classroom? What do you see-think-wonder about third culture kids? Watch the video and comment on one or more of the see-think-wonders below…