Type of Culminating Activity
Student research paper
The capstone project concerns cultural diversity at an elementary school, specifically at a 2nd-grade level. I interviewed my daughter and her teacher for my research. I involved my daughter in the book because she comes from a different culture and is being raised in another. She is the perfect example for my project because she has a cultural background, and she is not aware that people around her don't recognize that culture. I interviewed her teacher because she is emotionally intelligent and recognizes that cultural awareness is needed in classroom settings. Part of my research involved reading extensive literature about cultural diversity from the perspective of children's books. The result of my project is a positive one. The book I wrote allowed my daughter to be comfortable with her cultural background and speak to her friends about it. The purpose of this project was to spread awareness that there are other cultures in our community that have similarities and differences. Be aware that people in our communities have different ways of doing things and that our children need to learn about it early.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.