Culturally Diverse Classroom Plan
In order to incorporate multicultural diversity in the classroom, I will create a bulletin board that will display multicultural diversity. The bulletin board will display the different cultures and religions in our geographic area. The bulletin board will also display the many different occupations that the student’s parents are currently involved in throughout the surrounding areas. I will also be sure to create an atmosphere of tolerance, acceptance and caring in my classroom. This is important because I want my students to feel welcomed and valued in which I believe will promote fewer impulses to act out. If the atmosphere is set to make them feel accepted, they will have fewer reasons to worry. I want my students to feel comfortable in their environment. After all, this will be there learning environment for almost a year.
To display the different ethnic backgrounds I will make sure that the bulletin’s border will consist of different flags from around the world. In my area, there are many different cultures but the main five cultures are: Mexican American, African American, Caucasian, Asian and Middle Eastern. I will make sure that these flags are displayed on the border that will be hung around the edges of my bulletin board. To display the many different religions in my classroom, I will make sure that the different symbols will be displayed throughout the board. I will make sure that Christianity, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhism and Jehovah Witness symbols will be displayed because they are they are more prominent in my area. The United States is an ethnically and racially diverse nation comprised of nearly 300 ethnic groups who members can identify the national origins of their ancestors. First Americans make up less than 1% of the total U.S. population today with 170 Indian Tribes that are indigenous or native to the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2003). Individuals who were born in Africa, Asia, Australia,...
References: Gollnick, D. M., & Chinn, P. C. (2006). multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (7th ed.). : Pearson Education, Inc.
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