Use this research to extend your own learning and sharing what you have learned with the class. As you read, it will help you to note questions that come up for you; one of them may be useful for this weekly work. The question you research can be based on statistics that you read about, a historical event that is mentioned in the readings, references to books and materials that are mentioned by the various authors, and so on. In some weeks, I have intentionally chosen some older readings either as classics or to give you an opportunity to research current perspectives and issues. Number your research section #1-5 so that you don’t miss a step!
* Each week you will address these same questions:
- What is your question? What do you want to learn more about?
- Why did you choose to research this question? What from the readings, lectures or videos inspired your research topic? (research should always connect to the current topic of study)
- Help teach classmates by sharing what you learned through your research? What are the main ideas of what you found? (In about 1/2 page, explain what you have learned in your research- entice your classmates to click on your research link and learn more!). Do not simply copy the text from the website or article you find.
- In one paragraph, explain how your research specifically relates back to this class and the current topic of study besides the fact that the research has to do with anti-bias work? Challenge your own critical thinking about these topics!
- Include the link to where your research source can be located. Keep in mind that your research should be academic/professional. Please avoid wiki pages, blogs, .com websites, videos, and websites that have a political or other polarizing agenda, etc. Sources should be academic/professional (.org, .edu, journal articles located through library searches, and so on), do not use our textbook as a resource; work to go beyond what is already being offered and presented in this class. Library research support can be located through the student help tab in the left menu if you need additional support with research. the librarians are available to help with searches but you need to schedule appointments so plan accordingly and have fun with this; you get to learn about what you want 🙂
First: After reading this week’s article/readings and lectures, address the following questions:
- What is in your name?
- First, Take a moment to reflect on what you learned from the video in lecture. Did you relate to the man in the name video? Why or why not and how? What could a teacher have done to support this man when he was a child?
- Then, write your full name for your classmates and share something about your name. Every person’s name story is unique, some longer than others; share what you feel comfortable sharing. The goal is to learn from one another.
- Ideas of what to share: You can consider the questions identified in the video or from lecture; How did you get your name? Does your name have a specific meaning? Do you like your name? Why or why not. Have you encountered problems with your name? Would you change it? Why? etc., You do not need to address all of these name questions, pick 1 or 2.
- What is something that you want others to know or understand about your culture? What stereotype/myth about your own culture/ethnic group can you address in this discussion with your classmates? Help others understand what your experiences have been like or how your perspectives have been shaped or share something that is important to you that you feel is often misunderstood or dismissed because people just don’t understand you, your family and/or your culture.
- And last, what myth from the Immigration Myths and Facts document about immigration had you previously heard and what one fact from this reading helped you better understand the issues surrounding this myth
my name is Rana Ibrahim and my culture is middle eastren.