Nationality (origin)—The status of belonging to a particular nation by origin, birth, or naturalization. A people having common origins or traditions and constituting or being considered to constitute a nation.
Your Nationality _____________________
Ethnicity—The conditions of belonging to a particular ethnic group often variable traits including religious, linguistic, ancestral, or physical characteristics. Ethnic identification or affiliation with a group, country or origin as distinguished by customs, language, and common history.
Your Ethnic Group _____________________
Race—A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics. Any group of people having the same ancestry or family; any of the different varieties of humankind usually identified by anthropological terms or common designations of the white race, brown race, black race and yellow race.
Your Race _____________________
Origin of your race _____________________
Note to person filling this out
Please fill this out and exchange it with a partner that you don’t know anything or little about. Write down things about that person by just looking at them.
Note to person reading this
Please read all the responses carefully. Then pick one at a time, in any order, and ask questions to clarify their meaning. Please share your own insights and thoughts as you engage in dialogue with the writer of these comments.
Socioeconomic Status _____________________
Age Group _____________________
Tower of Babylon
Bilingual Education was designed to create a learning environment which enable students to take the fullest advantage of their educational opportunity by learning in their first language while at the same time becoming thoroughly proficient and skilled in a second language.
Dialect is a variety of spoken languages which differs from the standard from of the language and is used by a group of speakers who are sometimes set off from others geographically or socially.
Spanglish is a combination of Spanish and English. Mostly spoken by the spanish-speaking community, when there are limited words in the Spanish vocabulary.
Black English is a mode of communication used by predominantly Blacks with limited education. It’s culturally influenced and sometimes refer to as Ebonics.
Team up with a spanish-speaking student, and translate the following passages into standard English (Taken from Latina Magazine)
“Henry, after all, is the ultimate macho, John/Wayne in a sombrero, every assimilated Latina’s dreams. Combining Harvard polish with the gritty roots of the Mexican revolution, he has reached political glory as the quintessential crossover. And !ay! can he speak Spanish.
Tito Puente brings his famous sabor to this pollo recipe.
Reading with los ni’nos
Esquivel: el padre of space age pop.
Define the following words using the Black English Dictionary
Now you are ready to follow the paths that lead up to your here being. This would be your parentage. Some sort of knowledge about your parentage is imperative in order to continue this journey. “People without knowledge of their past is like a tree without root”. Its when you embrace your past you can move forward. Sometimes it’s okay to let your past drive you, but don’t let it drive you crazy. If you are ashamed of where you’ve come, many will be ashamed of what you’ve become. This project is so enormous that you should choose between your maternal (mother) or your paternal (father)’s ancestry. It even gets more complicated once you begin to develop many family linkages.
Take your Pedigree Chart and interview your parents. Ask them to remember as far as they can go and to reminisce about any fantastic stories they’d heard while growing up. Write a short narrative about your grandparents. If you have lack of knowledge of your heritage, adopt an ethnic perspective/or research the family you are familiar with. Many people have been raised by loving step-parents, foster parents, adopted parents, or extended family members. While others have experienced parental disengagement and choose to forget that dark side of their lives. There are many family secrets that might foster resentment and hostility amongst family members. So Beware! Be sensitive and choose another path to complete your journey. Preserve the knowledge that you know, so that you can develop a sense of family and begin a circle of recovery.
To figure out one’s ethnicity you must be aware of your grandparent’s ethnic background.
Each grandparent represents 1/4 of your heritage. If a grandparent has dual background-from two separate ethnic groups (Black/ Indian) then assigned 1/8 of heritage to that grandparent.
Maternal Grandmother (1/4)_____________________
Maternal Grandfather (1/4)_____________________
Paternal Grandmother (1/4)_____________________
Paternal Grandfather (1/4)_____________________
Your Ethnicity is _____________________
Maternal Grandmother (1/8) ____________________ (1/8) ________________
Maternal Grandfather (1/8) _____________________ (1/8)________________
Paternal Grandmother (1/8) ___________________ (1/8)________________
Paternal Grandfather (1/8) _____________________ (1/8)________________
Your Ethnicity is _____________________