Cultural Heritage

My grandmother was white and black. My grandfather was French and black. His mother was a daughter of slaves from France. My cultural is rich in diversity. Unfortunately I was never able to meet any of my great or grand fathers. My grandfather spoke a different language and my mother couldn’t understand him. My father was given a way at birth. I learned about my grandmother from my uncles and aunties. Nevertheless, I have embraced my heritage. My cultural heritage defines my beliefs and who I am. Ethnicity is a shared pattern of characteristics such as cultural heritage, nationality, race, religion, and language. Everyone belongs to one or more ethnic groups. By contrast, culture is the behavior, patterns, beliefs, and all other products — of a particular group of people — that are passed on from generation to generation. Culture is the result of interactions among groups of people and their environments over many years.

My children are mixed with White Native American and French. I have always explained to them that cultural is important. Thus, I am unable to share the differences that they may feel in school. I instill diversity is the antecedent to understanding. I tell them never judge anyone by there gender our race. They are remarkable. Sometimes they are confused when their teacher talks about culture. They are unsure what culture to identify with. I tell my children to stay open. I explain to them, that acceptance come from within. What they feel comfortable with, is what should identify with? Children

learn about valued traits and characteristics from their families, friends, teachers, and the world around them. This is how social and cultural influences blend to influence children.

Often, despite a significant presence, cultural heritage is elusive and hidden with a child. Cultural beliefs are unstated and unconscious because children absorb such beliefs through many lessons within their homes. The more subtle the difference, the more difficult it is to recognize culture.

The United States is a melting pot. Diversity is essential in all teachers curriculum. Thus, all teachers have to meet requirement in order to meet the exit exam. Maria can set her native student aside. She can ask him about his views on the project. Maria may have to do extra work. Her student can write a report about his cultural and his beliefs. Within the U.S., there is great linguistic and cultural diversity. Some cultural groups support individualistic values and some support collectivist ones.

Humans vary in their view and beliefs. This belief s defines who we are. Individualism as a cultural position has a set of values that gives priority to personal goals rather than to group goals. In closing, Maria should focus on here students impute on the project. This may help him feel apart of the class and the discussion. All student shave to feel connected to discussions. This will help them brainstorm. The may agree with the view of the other students Collectivism as a cultural position has a set of values that supports the advancement of the group. Regardless of the orientation — individualistic or collectivist

— some people misunderstand people from other cultures. Sometimes, these misunderstandings of perspective lead to racial prejudice.


Assignment 2: Final Project

During the last phase of the project, a problem suddenly comes to Maria’s attention. Dwayne, a student of Native American origin, is resisting participating in the final phase

that entails recommending a proposed solution to protect and repopulate the endangered species. Dwayne’s assigned species is the North American Polar Bear. Dwayne’s beliefs are largely influenced by his traditional, cultural values that propound that certain species are essential to the survival of groups of Native American people. This is incongruous with what conventional scientists and biologists regard as the definition of an endangered species and is precisely the position that is being supported by Maria’s project. Consequently, the manner in which Dwayne approaches the issue of endangered species is very different from what Maria had in mind.

Identify the perspective on learning that is most influential in this Scenario nature or nurture? What are the indicators that support your identification?

Summarize two social and two cultural influences come to bear on Dwayne’s learning and behavior. Submit your response to the M8: Assignment 2 Drop box by Day 3. Your response should be at least two pages long. You can use the Course Project template for submitting the answer.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria and Respective Point Value Maximum Points

Identified the perspective on learning most influential in this scenario and listed the indicators that support this identification. 50 Summarized two social and two cultural influences that come to bear on Dwayne’s learning and behavior. 50 Total: 100

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