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Culture and Civic Responsibilities

Hispanic Heritage runs from September 15-October 15. Students learned about culture, which can include the location or geography of where a person lives. It also includes the achievements of a particular nation, people or social group, the arts, customs/traditions, and social institutions. Cultural Geography is a field of study that determines how the formation and resources of a specific location determines the development of the local culture. This is a separate field from Anthropology. Student learned about traditional companion planting and the civic duties and civic responsibilities that govern a culture/society in general.

Civic Duties include behaviors one must do or there will be consequences. In the American cultures these are:

  1. Jury Duty

  2. Obeying Laws

  3. Paying Taxes

  4. Participating in Selective Service

  5. Respecting the Rights of Others

Civic Responsibilities include behaviors that do that promote community but there is no penalty. In Diplomatic societies these are:

  1. Voting

  2. Being Informed

  3. Obtaining Education

  4. Volunteering

Within smaller groups, these behaviors are broken down into specific acts of collaboration and expectations

At Samara Learning Center, classroom culture includes:

  1. Being considerate

  2. Being ready to work. This is displayed by: Sitting up straight, Leaning forward, Actively thinking, Tracking the speaker, Noting key information

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