DGL Courses Include:
Many of the activities below primarily focus on helping students to better understand the backgrounds and lived experiences of others. These activities could also be helpful in providing a better understanding of a specific area of content.
Activities are organized by introductory, intermediate and advanced categories. Facilitators should consider the following:
The link below provides an example of a general outline for structuring classroom conversations as they pertain to creating an inclusive classroom and Brave Space for dialogue.
Students presenting their painting project in Humanities class -- Julan Shirwod Nueva CC BY-SA 4.0
This page can be used in conjunction with the main Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion LibGuide as faculty develop their own DGL related assignments. Below you will find sample assignments and projects successfully used by PPCC instructors in their courses along with others linked externally.
Topical discussion: Immigration and Education
"Me Talk Pretty One Day," David Sedaris
"I Want to Be Miss America," Julia Alvarez
NY Time article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/us/native-american-education.html
Discussion board prompt:
In "Me Talk Pretty One Day," David Sedaris certainly uses humor to deal with the challenges of living in a foreign country, but what are some of the real issues he faces as an immigrant student? How is Julia Alvarez's experience different, as described in "I Want to Be Miss America," and how are their experiences similar? While Native Americans are certainly not immigrants, what struggles do they have in common with immigrants? Where does your own concept of what immigrants and/or Native Americans face come from? Support your position with reason and evidence from the Essay 1 texts found in the Content section.
Critical Thinking about Thanksgiving
First, read the articles:
Before starting your post, read the texts carefully and annotate them. Then, read them again, and take a few minutes to think about what you’ve read. Then, write your response. In your post, tell us what you think the main idea or thesis of each article is. Also include answers to the following questions:
1. What's the problem with "wearing culture as a costume" (cultural appropriation)?
2. What does "whitewashing" mean?
3. Why does Sean Sherman feel the often-repeated Thanksgiving story is "damaging" and "poisonous"?
3. What was your understanding of the holiday before reading these articles? Do you remember being taught about the Thanksgiving story in school? Did you learn something new from the reading?
Awareness, Sensitivity and Mutual Respect
Recognize the vast diversity of cultures, thought, and social systems on a local and global level.
Analyze and shape how your experiences, perspectives, values, and assumptions affect your interaction with the world
Engaging Diversity in the Classroom
Gain the real-world skills and knowledge necessary to engage in various multicultural settings.
Explore similarities with different cultures through community buildings, inter-cultural communication and global learning
|DGL Division Specialists||DGL Advisory Team|
|Eric Erickson -- English||Josh Baker - VPIS|
|Susan Rollins -- Math||Michael Madson - Associate Dean of NPS|
|Martin Conrad -- Humanities||Fran Hetrick -Dean of CHTS|
|Amy Cornish -- French (Global Village Lead)||Kristy Callihan — Professor of COM|
|Jason Dias -- Psychology||John Brower -- Associate Dean of BPS|
|Gloria Nikolai -- Sociology|
|Sandi Harvey -- Anthropology|
|Dennis Natali -- Business|
|Donna Damphousse -- Allied Health (Dental)|
|Kyle Anibas -- Geography|
Culturally Inclusive Video Resources
The educational videos below help provide an understanding of issues pertaining to culturally inclusive practices.
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CNN study--brown eye blue eye
CC BY-SA 3.0 Raul Ruano Ruiz
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