What is your synergy name? What do you want others to call you? What is your salient identity? What do you hope to learn this week in our cultural exploration lessons?
Why should we be discussing cultures in a healthy living class?
What are three ways you can show respect to people from different cultures?
Identification of Latin America
What is NOT Latin America? ▪ United States, Canada, Belize ▪ Caribbean: Jamaica; Haiti, the Lesser Antilles and Bahamas. ▪ Guianas: French Guiana, Guyana, & Suriname ▪ Falklands/Malvinas (claimed by Argentina and UK)
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America and Languages
What is cultural diversity?
The existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
Cultural Diversity Defined
Cultural diversity involves recognizing the unique values and beliefs of different cultures. It is important to celebrate the diverse cultures in our world in order to foster understanding and respect. Being culturally aware helps us to gain knowledge and appreciation for other cultures.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Multiculturalism: The acceptance of multiple ethnic and cultural beliefs in a society. It involves the acknowledgement, acceptance, and celebration of the various cultures that exist in a society. Inclusion: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can belong, participate, and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.
Latino/Latina : A person of Latin American origin or descent. Can be someone living in the United States that has ties to a Latin America. "That's HIS panic, NOT mine!" Chicano/Chicana: Someone who is native of, or descends from, Mexico and who lives in the United States. It is a chosen identity of some Mexican Americans in the United States. A proud person who does good or active civically in their communities. Latinx: Latinx is a neologism in American English which is used to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States. The gender-neutral ⟨-x⟩ suffix replaces the ⟨-o/-a⟩ ending of Latino and Latina that are typical of grammatical gender in Spanish. Its plural is Latinxs.
Discuss a struggle that one of these Latino/Latina students has or is dealing with.
The world's oldest international human rights treaty, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and is founded on the principle of cultural diversity. The The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed an Intercultural Dialogue Program which seeks to foster dialogue between different cultures and religions. The UN has adopted multiple resolutions on cultural diversity, the most recent of which was adopted in 2018 and includes the establishment of an Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Did you know?
Where are immigrants going?
What internationally recognized law allows citizens to leave their country and return?
- Right of Return
- Come and Go
- Simon says return
Useful cultural name facts: Latino/Latina last names are often hyphenated. The two surnames names are ancestral, with the father's family name followed by the mother's family name. https://www.familyeducation.com/10-fascinating-baby-name-traditions-from-around-the-world Read "My Name is Sangoel"
Is it important to pronounce someone's name correctly?
What did you learn about names that are unfamiliar to ones we typically hear?
Literature, Film and Folklore Why should we take an interest in literature and film from other countries?
During Video: Look for message creators are indicating. Notice: Passage of time, camera placement, dialogue
What was the message to be learned from this short film?
What is the meaning of the bear story? 2014 Chilean animated short film, directed by Gabriel Osorio Vargas. The screenplay was co-written with Daniel Castro. Bear Story is inspired by my family history, specifically my grandfather who was exiled from Chile during the 1973 coup d'etat. That was the starting point for the story of the film, which talks about the importance of family and how terrible it is to be torn apart from your loved ones.
The Bear Story
Read aloud in small groups: "The Three Brothers and The Singing Toad"
What was the message you learned from this story?
Read with a partner
La Virgen De Guadalupe
How does exposure to different cultures contribute to one's personal growth and development?
In 2020: 77,508 Latino people are living in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area 93% increase from 40,232 in 2000 44% of this population are under 19
Did you know?
WHY we should study cultures . . .
Work together in pairs: What are the benefits and challenges of living in a culturally diverse society?
Plyer vs. Doe 1982 U.S. Supreme Court case, ruled that undocumented children have a constitutional right to receive a free public K-12 education. Therefore, school districts around the nation are required to serve students regardless of their immigration status. Students who are experiencing homelessness are to be enrolled immediately. Districts cannot require students experiencing homelessness to provide proof of residency, immunizations, birth certificates, guardianship documents, or any other sort of required paperwork before enrolling. Requiring missing paperwork or any other delay to enrollment is a violation of the McKinney-Vento Act .
Education in the US
Emigrant: Person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in another. Immigrant: Person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country. Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Migration: Movement of people from one place to another with intentions of settling, permanently or temporarily, at a new location.
▪ Borders define nation-states. Separating the other but also points of contact ▪ Borders are spaces “in between” for refugees ▪ Borders are spaces of constant “encounters, tensions, conflicts and disputes”. ▪ Are borders the same for everyone? Mobility agreements vs. “Hostile Terrains”
What is a border
Brazil and Uruguay Border
What challenges can arise from Cultural Diversity in the workplace?
- Difficulty building trust among diverse colleagues
- Communication barriers due to language differences
- Misunderstandings based on cultural norms
What are some benefits of Cultural Diversity in our community?
- Improved problem-solving skills
- Enhanced adaptability to change
- Increased creativity and innovation
District size: 36 schools Grades: PK-12 Enrollment: 23,762 students Minority Enrollment: 30% 91% Speak English only in the home
Millard Public Schools District Statistics
What is Cultural Diversity?
- The dominance of one culture over another
- The existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society
- The adoption of foreign customs and traditions
What was your favorite part of the cultural study that you will enjoy sharing with others?