Weekly Module 4: What is Culture? Assignment #1: Overview of Culture

This assignment has 3 parts:

Part 1: Reflecting on Culture

Go to FlipGrid (https://flipgrid.com/00988321 your user name is your first name as it appears in CUNY First) to answer these questions:

Reflect then answer the following questions:

  1. How do you define your cultural identity?
  2. How does your ethnicity, age, family, experience, education, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, religious practices, etc. impact your interactions with others?
  3. Describe a time when you became aware of being different from others.  How did you feel? How did you deal with the situation?
  4.  Why is it important to reflect on these questions if you are planning on becoming an infant teacher?

Part 2: Exploring Culture

Read Gonzalez-Mena (2008) complete this handout as you read

Gonzalez-Mena (2008) Chap 1

Part 3: Cultural Differences Scenarios

Read Cultural Differences Scenarios. Pick 3 scenarios; for each scenario answer the following questions:

Cultural Differences Scenarios
  1. Which scenario did you choose?  Why?
  2. What is your reaction to the scenario? Why?
  3. What impact does the difference in cultural practices have on the child? Why?
  4. Is there another way to handle the situation?
  5. How does this connect to the Gonzalez-Mena (2008) reading? Make specific connections, identifying the page number.

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