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November 14, 2012 / Laura Pasquini

Week 12: What Does Diversity Mean to YOU?

Today in class we will talk about diversity. Thank you for sharing your cultural background, stereotypes you have heard, and more “isms” that we know. This subject can often be challenging or awkward. Diversity means many things to many people, and often we try not to offend, ask, or even engage.

After watching the “Go Beyond The Cover” video. Take a minute to to think about the following question: “How do you judge?” Please share your thoughts/reaction about both the video and the topic of diversity.

  • BLOG: WP #12: Diversity: What does this word mean to YOU? Unpack your diverse background and experiences – write a 250 word blog post by Friday (11/16) at 11 pm CDT that respond to the following questions:
    • What cultural group do you identify with? What values and purpose do you identify with? How has this been challenged or questioned by others outside the group?
    • What influences your personal opinions, viewpoints or values?
    • Have you ever judged a book by it’s cover? [Like in Go Beyond The Cover Video]
    • Was there anything you disagreed with or found unsettling in Section 9.2 of the College Success book around diversity? Thoughts? Please share.
    • How do you want to appreciate/learn/engage more with this topic? e.g. study abroad, join a club on campus, participate in awareness
  • PROJECT:  Remember – there is NO CLASS on Friday (11/16) in order to give you time compile your Roadtrip Nation interview information, finalize your presentation, and create your handout/resources which are DUE on Wednesday, November 21st at 12 noon. Please be sure to follow up with your instructors if you have questions – this should be done either after class or via a scheduled appointment. The Roadtrip Nation Dropbox is available for you to drop your PPT, Word documents or PDF files – I just need ONE (1) person from each team to complete this and identify who is in your group. Please put any websites (Prezi, YouTube, etc) into a Word document. THANK YOU ! NO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY (11/21) – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • REFLECT: WP #13: Roadtrip Nation & Group Collaboration: There’s been a lot of collaboration this semester in RTN, your Wellness Lessons and more. What role do you play in a group or on a team? How’s your RTN group doing? What methods do you use to communicate and share effectively. Describe your group work experience a blog post by Monday (11/19) at 11 pm CDT.

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