Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state.

Note: If you live in a rural area and dont have any diverse populations, think of areas in your state that have minority cultures and those types of cultures you would most likely work with in the classroom.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label section C Concept Map, label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etc, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

Task:

A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state.

A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.

Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)

B. Locate and gather sources of information from both online and local sources such as the local library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.

Note: If you access a public or university library via the Internet that will be considered a local source.

Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.

1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.

2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.

a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.

b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.

C. Create an outline or concept map for each culture (two outlines or concept maps total) and upload them with your research paper. Each outline or concept map should represent at least three common themes, as well as concepts and ideas addressed in those themes (e.g., beliefs, foods, arts and entertainment, educational aspirations, political tendencies, traditions, family life, holidays, languages spoken). Use the same 3 themes for each culture.

You can find explanations of outlining and concept mapping on the Internet by entering concept map into a search engine.

If you create the concept maps by hand, scan a copy of each map and save the images as JPEG files.

D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 12 paragraphs).

1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.

2. Identify the cultures you researched.

3. Briefly describe the common themes, and the concepts you will address within each theme.

E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 12 pages per theme for each culture).

1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your outlines/concept maps.

2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.

F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 12 pages).

1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.

2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.

3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.

G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.

Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.

H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 12 paragraphs).

1. Describe the specific methods and key words you used to find your resources.

2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.

3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.

4. Describe why the report is important to you personally (community, neighborhood, family, etc.) and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the attached Rubric Terms.

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section.

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1. Non-Internet secondary sources are referenced and cited for the Christian culture. Other non-Internet secondary sources are cited, but it cannot be determined which culture they support, as the statements they follow are for information about both cultures. Please make sure that at least two sources are included to support the non-Christian culture.
2. Various sources are listed on the reference page. An Internet source is not included. At least one primary Internet source is needed to support the task.
3. It is said that the Christian and non-Christian cultures will be studied and that the lifestyles, values and morals will be showcased. The ideas under each of the three themes (lifestyles, values, morals) that will be discussed are not stated. Please be specific about which ideas or details under lifestyles, values, and morals will be the focus of this task.
4. Citations are noted within the task. In-text citations for each of the sources could not be located. Also, there are some citations throughout the task that do not match a listing on the reference page. Please make sure that citations are provided for all of the statistics and information that was taken from the research. Each source on the reference page should match a citation within the work.
5. The discussion includes similarities in the restriction of products, abortion, and conservatism. Other parts of the discussion compare the Jewish and Muslim cultures with one another, however, they both fall under the non-Christian heading. This response should clearly explain at least two similarities between the Christian and non-Christian groups. Please revise this discussion to fully explain the two similarities and provide support from the research for the information.
6 It is said that there will be differences in minor sects within a subculture. Differences between the Christians and non-Christians are not explained. Please describe three differences that were discovered between the two selected cultures.
7. Statements are made about marketing students that will have insights and uprooting the secular soc

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

Objectives:
601.3.3-03: Describe the culture (e.g., lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics) of at least two minority cultural populations living within your home state.
601.4.3-01: Locate information from library resources.
601.4.3-02: Locate information using the Internet.
601.4.3-04: Gather information using a library and from the Internet.
601.4.3-05: Review and organize information.
601.4.3-06: Synthesize information from multiple sources.
601.4.3-07: Summarize information from multiple sources in a logical manner.
601.4.3-08: Create a bibliography that includes books, Internet documents, and professional journal articles.
601.4.3-10: Write in-text citations and bibliographic citations in a standard format.
601.4.3-12: Write a problem or thesis statement for a research project.


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Given:

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state.

Note: If you live in a rural area and donat have any diverse populations, think of areas in your state that have minority cultures and those types of cultures you would most likely work with in the classroom.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label section C Concept Map, label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etca¦, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

Task:


A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state.

a? A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.


Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)


B. Locate and gather sources of information from both online and local sources such as the local library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.


Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.


1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.

2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.


a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.

b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.


C. Create a concept map or an outline for each culture (two maps or outlines total) and upload them with your research paper. Each concept map or outline should represent at least three common themes, concepts, and ideas (e.g., beliefs, foods, arts and entertainment, educational aspirations, political tendencies, traditions, family life, holidays, languages spoken). Use the same 3 themes for each culture.

a? You can find explanations of concept mapping and outlining on the Internet by entering a?concept mapa? into a search engine.

a? If you create the concept maps by hand, scan a copy of each map and save the images as JPEG files. If you use software, such as Inspiration, save the file in either Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or in JPEG format (*.jpg).


D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.

2. Identify the cultures you researched.

3. Briefly describe the common themes, concepts, and ideas of each culture you will address.


E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 1a 2 pages per culture).

1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your concept maps.

2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.


F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 1a 2 pages).

1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.

2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.

3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.


G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.


Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.


H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Briefly describe the methods you used to find your resources.

2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.

3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.

4. Describe why the report is important to you personally and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher.


Note: Please save word-processing documents as *.rtf (Rich Text Format) files


Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly.

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

1) understands and is sensitive to differences in cultural values, norms, and mores of the families of culturally diverse students and is committed to respecting these differences.
2) Research The graduate engages in research activities (e.g., locates, accesses, gathers, reviews, evaluates, organizes, and cites primary and secondary information).

Objectives:
1)Describe the culture (e.g., lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics) of at least two minority cultural populations living within your home state (Washington)
2) Locate information from library resources.
3) Locate information using the Internet.
4) Gather information using a library and from the Internet.
5) Review and organize information.
6): Synthesize information from multiple sources.
7) Summarize information from multiple sources in a logical manner.
8) Create a bibliography that includes books, Internet documents, and professional journal articles.
9): Write in-text citations and bibliographic citations in a standard format.
10): Write a problem or thesis statement for a research project. -
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Given:

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state.

Note: If you live in a rural area and donat have any diverse populations, think of areas in your state that have minority cultures and those types of cultures you would most likely work with in the classroom.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label section C Concept Map, label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etca¦, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

Task:
A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state.
a? A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.
Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)
B. Locate and gather sources of information from both online and local sources such as the local library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.
Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.
1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.
2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.
a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.
b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.
C. Create a concept map or an outline for each culture (two maps or outlines total) and upload them with your research paper. Each concept map or outline should represent at least three common themes, concepts, and ideas (e.g., beliefs, foods, arts and entertainment, educational aspirations, political tendencies, traditions, family life, holidays, languages spoken). Use the same 3 themes for each culture.
a? You can find explanations of concept mapping and outlining on the Internet by entering a?concept mapa? into a search engine.
a? If you create the concept maps by hand, scan a copy of each map and save the images as JPEG files. If you use software, such as Inspiration, save the file in either Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or in JPEG format (*.jpg).
D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).
1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.
2. Identify the cultures you researched.
3. Briefly describe the common themes, concepts, and ideas of each culture you will address.
E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 1a 2 pages per culture).
1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your concept maps.
2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.
F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 1a 2 pages).
1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.
2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.
3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.
G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.
Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.
H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).
1. Briefly describe the methods you used to find your resources.
2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.
3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.
4. Describe why the report is important to you personally and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

1. understands and is sensitive to differences in cultural values, norms, and mores of the families of culturally diverse students and is committed to respecting these differences.
2. Research The graduate engages in research activities (e.g., locates, accesses, gathers, reviews, evaluates, organizes, and cites primary and secondary information).

3. Describe the culture (e.g., lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics) of at least two minority cultural populations living within your home state.
4. Locate information from library resources.
5. Locate information using the Internet.
6. Gather information using a library and from the Internet.
7. Review and organize information.
8. Synthesize information from multiple sources.
9. Summarize information from multiple sources in a logical manner.
10. Create a bibliography that includes books, Internet documents, and professional journal articles.
11.Write in-text citations and bibliographic citations in a standard format.
12.Write a problem or thesis statement for a research project.

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state. CULTURES TO BE DISCUSSED: INDIAN AMERICAN (THOSE ORIGINATING FROM INDIA.) MEXICAN AMERICAN (THOSE ORIGINATING FROM MEXICO). THEMES TO BE DISCUSSED RELIGION, VALUES AND FOOD.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etca¦, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state.

a? A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.


Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)


B. Locate and gather sources of information from the library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.


Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.


1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.

2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.


a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.

b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.

D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.

2. Identify the cultures you researched.

3. Briefly describe the common themes, concepts, and ideas of each culture you will address.


E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 1a 2 pages per culture).

1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your concept maps.

2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.


F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 1a 2 pages).

1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.

2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.

3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.


G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.


Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.


H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Briefly describe the methods you used to find your resources.

2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.

3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.

4. Describe why the report is important to you personally and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher.

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

Competency 601.3.3: Cultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance The graduate understands and is sensitive to differences in cultural values, norms and mores of the families of culturally diverse students and is committed to respecting these differences.

Objective 601.3.3-04: Reflect on personal commitment to respecting cultural differences and avoiding cultural bias.

Given:

Schools in America are a microcosm of cultures. As a new teacher, it is important to recognize what your own understanding and beliefs are about culture and multicultural education.

Task:

A. Create a graphic organizer (suggested length of 1 page) to organize your thoughts about respecting cultural differences and avoiding cultural bias in an educational setting.

Note: You may create your graphic organizer using a word-processing drawing document. An outline is not an acceptable graphic organizer.

B. Using your textbooks and other references, investigate academic research about culture and multicultural education. In an essay (suggested length at least 2 pages):
1. Define culture.
2. Define multicultural education.
3. Explain, using research-based multicultural strategies, how multicultural education could address cultural differences and cultural bias in an educational setting.
4. Validate your findings.
a. Include APA in-text citations.
b. Use at least three academic sources.

C. After completing your research, reexamine your graphic organizer. In an essay (suggested length of at least 1 page):
1. Compare your preconceptions about cultural differences and cultural bias with your research findings.
2. Reflect on how this research has changed your ideas and beliefs about cultural differences and cultural bias.
3. Predict the impact this new understanding will have on your teaching practices.

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

Competency 601.3.3: Cultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance The graduate understands and is sensitive to differences in cultural values, norms, and mores of the families of culturally diverse students and is committed to respecting these differences.
Competency 601.4.3: Research The graduate engages in research activities (e.g., locates, accesses, gathers, reviews, evaluates, organizes, and cites primary and secondary information).

Objectives:
601.3.3-03: Describe the culture (e.g., lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics) of at least two minority cultural populations living within your home state.
601.4.3-01: Locate information from library resources.
601.4.3-02: Locate information using the Internet.
601.4.3-04: Gather information using a library and from the Internet.
601.4.3-05: Review and organize information.
601.4.3-06: Synthesize information from multiple sources.
601.4.3-07: Summarize information from multiple sources in a logical manner.
601.4.3-08: Create a bibliography that includes books, Internet documents, and professional journal articles.
601.4.3-10: Write in-text citations and bibliographic citations in a standard format.
601.4.3-12: Write a problem or thesis statement for a research project.

Given:

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state.

Note: If you live in a rural area and donat have any diverse populations, think of areas in your state that have minority cultures and those types of cultures you would most likely work with in the classroom.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label section C Concept Map, label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etca¦, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

Task:


A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state.

a? A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.


Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)


B. Locate and gather sources of information from the library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.


Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.


1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.

2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.


a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.

b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.


C. Create a concept map or an outline for each culture (two maps or outlines total) and upload them with your research paper. Each concept map or outline should represent at least three common themes, concepts, and ideas (e.g., beliefs, foods, arts and entertainment, educational aspirations, political tendencies, traditions, family life, holidays, languages spoken). Use the same 3 themes for each culture.

a? You can find explanations of concept mapping and outlining on the Internet by entering a?concept mapa? into a search engine.

a? If you create the concept maps by hand, scan a copy of each map and save the images as JPEG files. If you use software, such as Inspiration, save the file in either Rich Text Format (*.rtf) or in JPEG format (*.jpg).


D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.

2. Identify the cultures you researched.

3. Briefly describe the common themes, concepts, and ideas of each culture you will address.


E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 1a 2 pages per culture).

1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your concept maps.

2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.


F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 1a 2 pages).

1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.

2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.

3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.


G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.


Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.


H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Briefly describe the methods you used to find your resources.

2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.

3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.

4. Describe why the report is important to you personally and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher.

Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance

Competency 601.3.3: Cultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance The graduate understands and is sensitive to differences in cultural values, norms, and mores of the families of culturally diverse students and is committed to respecting these differences.
Competency 601.4.3: Research The graduate engages in research activities (e.g., locates, accesses, gathers, reviews, evaluates, organizes, and cites primary and secondary information).

Objectives:
601.3.3-03: Describe the culture (e.g., lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics) of at least two minority cultural populations living within your home state.
601.4.3-01: Locate information from library resources.
601.4.3-02: Locate information using the Internet.
601.4.3-04: Gather information using a library and from the Internet.
601.4.3-05: Review and organize information.
601.4.3-06: Synthesize information from multiple sources.
601.4.3-07: Summarize information from multiple sources in a logical manner.
601.4.3-08: Create a reference list that includes books, Internet documents, and professional journal articles.
601.4.3-10: Write in-text citations and reference citations in a standard format.
601.4.3-12: Write a problem or thesis statement for a research project.


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Given:

In this task, you will use selected resources to research and report on at least three themes, concepts, and or ideas which may include lifestyles, values, mores, and other characteristics of at least two sub-cultures living in your state.

Note: If you live in a rural area and donat have any diverse populations, think of areas in your state that have minority cultures and those types of cultures you would most likely work with in the classroom.

For organizational ease, include the following task headings: label section C Concept Map, label sections D-G Introduction, Results, etca¦, label section H Personal and Professional Relevance. Keep the work organized in the same way the task is outlined.

Task:

A. Write a statement of purpose for your research project on subcultures living in your state. I llive in IDAHO

a? A statement of purpose is a sentence that defines what you want to learn about in your research project and acts as a guide for your research.

Note: Your statement of purpose will go into the introduction of your paper. (See D1 below)

B. Locate and gather sources of information from both online and local sources such as the local library, the Internet, interlibrary loan, or from organizations that directly represent the cultures you wish to study.

Note: If you access a public or university library via the Internet that will be considered a local source.

Note: This information will be used in your paper and cited in section G listed in APA format and identified if it is a primary or secondary source.

1. Secondary sources: Locate at least two non-Internet sources on each culture (four sources total). Seek various types of sources (e.g., textbook, library monograph, brochure, etc.). Do not include encyclopedias as part of the four required sources.

2. Primary sources: Locate at least three sources for each culture (six sources total). Seek various types of materials (e.g., pictures, documents from authoritative bodies, poetry from members of that culture, etc.).

Note: Do not use personal interviews as a source.

a. Include at least one primary source for either culture from the Internet.

b. Include at least one primary source for either culture from an official government or public policy source (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court or U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), which are available on the Internet at sites indicated by *.gov rather than *.com or *.edu.

C. Create an outline or concept map for each culture (two outlines or concept maps total) and upload them with your research paper. Each outline or concept map should represent at least three common themes, as well as concepts and ideas addressed in those themes (e.g., beliefs, foods, arts and entertainment, educational aspirations, political tendencies, traditions, family life, holidays, languages spoken). Use the same 3 themes for each culture.

a? You can find explanations of outlining and concept mapping on the Internet by entering a?concept mapa? into a search engine.

a? If you create the concept maps by hand, scan a copy of each map and save the images as JPEG files.


D. Write an introduction (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Place your statement of purpose at the beginning of your introduction.

2. Identify the cultures you researched.

3. Briefly describe the common themes, and the concepts you will address within each theme.


E. Write a results section to describe each culture (suggested length of 1 page per theme for each culture).

1. Present the information you found on each culture. Use the three themes you used to create your outlines/concept maps.

2. Cite any information you include using APA in-text citations.

F. Write a discussion and conclusions section (suggested length of 1 page).

1. Discuss how the two cultures are similar (at least two similarities) using the information you researched.

2. Discuss how the two cultures are different (at least three differences) using the information you researched.

3. Explain at least three specific ways the information found on the two cultures from this project could be applied in a classroom.

G. Create a reference list in APA format. Be sure to identify each source as primary or secondary.

Note: Make sure that the sources you site on your reference list are also cited in your paper.
H. Clearly describe the materials and methods you employed (suggested length of 1a 2 paragraphs).

1. Describe the specific methods and key words you used to find your resources.
2. Explain by name which sources were most important and why.
3. Describe how you reviewed and synthesized the information you found in the sources.
4. Describe why the report is important to you personally (community, neighborhood, family, etc.) and as a teaching professional. Explore your feelings and make connections between the information you learned and your future as a teacher.


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