FC: Exploring Cultural Literacy | Tracy Tossi
1: Come explore the significance of Cultural Literacy and how it can be used in the classroom!
2: Literacy | Being able to read and write | Understanding simple messages | Having a range of skills and competencies | Functioning effectively in society within context of one's environment to improve quality of life
3: Cultural Literacy | Various levels of culture: Traditions, Subculture, Universal | Always changing | Diffusion of ideas | Entirely learned through society and collaboration with other people
4: Prevents ethnocentrism and promotes cultural relativity | A way for people to learn more about permissible behavior | The Importance of Cultural Literacy
5: Enables people to become more aware of their culture | Enables people to learn about new ideas, information, and skills
6: Growing Up Filipino American | I have explored my own culture and discovered that parts of my life that I thought were "typical" to everyone's lives actually only pertain to my certain culture. | I'd like to share some of this new knowledge with you...
7: Pinoy | The Philippines is located off the Southeast Coast of Asia | In 1997, 1.2 million U.S. residents born in the Philippines, making Filipinos the largest immigrant group from Asia | Pinoy is a shortened term for Filipinos who were born in the Philippines but live in America | That's my mom!
8: Family | Central throughout life! | Family obligations take precedence to work obligations, personal preference, and civic responsibility | Decisions reflect family consensus
9: Strong Roman Catholic Faith | Family Christmases | Religions and Ideals | Traditional weddings with Bride in white, in a Catholic Church. | Celebrate with food!! | Immortality of soul in life after death
10: Teaching Cultural Literacy in the Classroom | Students can use Mixbook to share information about their culture. Pictures and descriptive text are a great way to help learners make a deeper connection to new information. Students can potentially learn more about their own culture while teaching others. | Mixbook
11: Diverse Library | Students become more literate by reading more about different subjects. When students understand the meaning of words based on common background knowledge, they are culturally literate. | Teachers can find diverse books on www.leeandlow.com. This website incorporates various books that can be used to teach multicultural literature as well as activity and discussion ideas. Books can be incorporated into the class library or in class readings.
12: Teaching Cultural Literacy in the Classroom | Postcrossing.com | Students can easily exchange postcards with students from other countries. Teachers can create assignments in which students can present information they have learned about other countries.
13: Compassion International | Teachers have used this site to show students that there are people their age dealing with school issues and social issues on the other side of the world but also have to deal with more devastating issues (i.e. getting clean water). Students are pen pals and can share their ideas with one another.
14: Teaching Cultural Literacy in the Classroom | Other Ideas | -Interviews with people of shared or varied cultures -Incorporating various languages of students into daily conversation -Connecting videos of various cultures to books
15: -Analyzing photographs from various cultures incorporated into a writing assignment -Skype with students from other countries -Reflective essays on global experiences -Virtual tours of museums of other countries
16: Cultural Literacy is Vital!! | By incorporating various ways to increase cultural literacy in the classroom, we provide students with the opportunity to build on their background knowledge! The more they are exposed to, the better chance they have of learning.
17: Photograph Resources | http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ThqleMWBKcc/TX_ks3mPshI/AAAAAAAAAo4/priyHBB9Id8/s400/rpusflag1.gif http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/Photos/Literacy/literacy_center.gif http://cache.abovethelaw.com/uploads/2012/02/diversity.jpg http://www.brainleadersandlearners.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/mixed-mindsets.jpg
18: Resources | Claudio-Perez, M. (1998). Filipino Americans. Retrieved from http://filipinosinla.com/filipino.pdf cultural literacy. (n.d.). Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon. Retrieved March 16, 2012, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cultural literacy Dynamic Teacher Resources. Retreieved from http://www.leeandlow.com/p/teachers-welcome.mhtml O’Neil, D. (2007, June 20). Characteristics of Culture. Retrieved from http://anthro.palomar.edu/culture/culture_2.htm Ray, B. (2009, November 2). How do you bring global cultures and foreign languages into your classroom? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/groups/edutopia-welcome-lounge/7889?page=1.