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Diversity Final 12/3/05 Section 1 1. Diversity is all around us, and we shouldn’t become culturally bias, even though it’s in our history to do so. They should encourage students to use critical thinking when it comes to different cultures, such as have them think about why we celebrate the 4 th of July, or why other people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If we have them do critical thinking and then compare answers, they will be able to understand other cultures, and it will better prepare them for life. Examples of how we can get kids to engage in these kids of activities would be in music, have a unit over songs from other countries, I didn’t realize this until just now, but in 7 th grade we actually sang a song that the African American slaves would sing in the fields while working, we sang this at a competition. It is kind of funny I didn’t even realize that in 7 th grade I was learning about other cultures in music class. Another example would be to have the kids learn about different cultures art. This can be very influential to young students, it can only open more doors for the student to become more creative. In math you could teach students about currency in other cultures, and help show differences but at the same similarities between everyone. 2. Well if the text books only refer to the European groups, a teacher could use current events that have happened recently. A good program to use is Weekly Reader, not only is it just a few pages front and back, but students seem to enjoy reading it, and can retain most of the information because it is presented in a fun context. You could also teach about different celebrations other than the 4 th of July, a teacher could talk about Cinco de Mayo, or Hanukkah, and especially need to talk about Black History Month. For the
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examples from the Banks model, if you are telling about Black History Month, for Level 1 you could focus of course on M.L.K. Jr. and have the students be able to recognize him. Level 2 - Ask what kids know about him, and his accomplishments, and then read them a book, and do hands on activity, such as a packet. Level 3 Have a guest speaker come in and talk to the class about struggles of African Americans, and if the speaker has any experience of diversity in his or her life have them share with the class (if suitable for the age of students). Level 4 – If available, take the class to a museum featuring African American people, it can make a large impact on students, they can read all they want in books, but if they make a trip to see something in a museum or out of the classroom, it will stay with the child. 3. Multicultural education is the educational strategy in which students’ cultural backgrounds are used to develop effective classroom instruction and school environments. It is designed to support and extend the concepts of culture, diversity, equality, social justice, and democracy in the formal school setting. Multicultural education is equally important to both the dominant and non dominant cultured students
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course CURIN 551 taught by Professor Sagehorn during the Spring '06 term at Pittsburg State Uiversity.

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