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In the course, cultural revolution is defined as a major change that impacts the

In the course, cultural revolution is defined as a major change that impacts the way people in a culture lead their lives. This could be anything from a major terrorist attack like September 11, 2001 that impacts a feeling of security, or a change in technology that changes how people interact and work. It could be a positive change such as the fall of Communism in Europe during the 1980s, or a change in attitudes about women or minorities. Cultural revolutions can impact a single country or the global economy. In your own life, a cultural revolution may be a change in religious practice and belief, or an event that restructures the family unit. There are a variety of ways that culture and revolution can be defined, and this will be explored through two interviews.___
___You will select two people and interview them about the cultural revolutions that have had the most impact upon their lives. You should create at least 4–5 questions to ask, and be prepared to ask follow-up questions if you want more information. The objective is to see the impact of cultural revolutions upon societies, but an effective way to learn about the view of a member in the society is to ask an individual. You will not be required to prepare a transcriipt of the interviews, but you should take notes so you can answer the assignment questions. The assignment has four parts. All parts of the assignment are required.___
___This assignment has four parts.___
_Part I:__
Offer an introduction to give context for what you will cover. You should have a thesis statement as the final sentence of the introduction. Give the reader the overall claim that the paper will make, so it is clear from the start what you aim to prove in the investigation.
_Part II:_
One at a time, introduce each person you are interviewing and explain why you chose them for the interview. Then summarize their replies to your questions and highlight one or two interesting ways they viewed the cultural revolution as having an impact upon their life. For example, how has this revolution improved life or made it more challenging? How have they changed? How has their family changed? After you complete these steps with the first interview, write the same information for the second interview.
_Part III:_
Draw conclusions about the process and the answers that were given. Compare and contrast the results of the interviews. Discuss what was similar or different in the replies. What did you learn about how these interview subjects saw their role in society? What is their attitude about the opportunities and challenges of this cultural revolution?
_Part IV:_
Wrap up the paper with a conclusion that summarizes the major ideas in the essay, restates the thesis, and supports what the reader should have discovered from the investigation.

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In the course, cultural revolution is defined as a major change that impacts the

In the course, cultural revolution is defined as a major change that impacts the way people in a culture lead their lives. This could be anything from a major terrorist attack like September 11, 2001 that impacts a feeling of security, or a change in technology that changes how people interact and work. It could be a positive change such as the fall of Communism in Europe during the 1980s, or a change in attitudes about women or minorities. Cultural revolutions can impact a single country or the global economy. In your own life, a cultural revolution may be a change in religious practice and belief, or an event that restructures the family unit. There are a variety of ways that culture and revolution can be defined, and this will be explored through two interviews.___
___You will select two people and interview them about the cultural revolutions that have had the most impact upon their lives. You should create at least 4–5 questions to ask, and be prepared to ask follow-up questions if you want more information. The objective is to see the impact of cultural revolutions upon societies, but an effective way to learn about the view of a member in the society is to ask an individual. You will not be required to prepare a transcriipt of the interviews, but you should take notes so you can answer the assignment questions. The assignment has four parts. All parts of the assignment are required.___
___This assignment has four parts.___
_Part I:__
Offer an introduction to give context for what you will cover. You should have a thesis statement as the final sentence of the introduction. Give the reader the overall claim that the paper will make, so it is clear from the start what you aim to prove in the investigation.
_Part II:_
One at a time, introduce each person you are interviewing and explain why you chose them for the interview. Then summarize their replies to your questions and highlight one or two interesting ways they viewed the cultural revolution as having an impact upon their life. For example, how has this revolution improved life or made it more challenging? How have they changed? How has their family changed? After you complete these steps with the first interview, write the same information for the second interview.
_Part III:_
Draw conclusions about the process and the answers that were given. Compare and contrast the results of the interviews. Discuss what was similar or different in the replies. What did you learn about how these interview subjects saw their role in society? What is their attitude about the opportunities and challenges of this cultural revolution?
_Part IV:_
Wrap up the paper with a conclusion that summarizes the major ideas in the essay, restates the thesis, and supports what the reader should have discovered from the investigation.

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Read “Native Land Conservancy Tackles Climate Change from Indigenous Perspective

Read “Native Land Conservancy Tackles Climate Change from Indigenous Perspective,” featuring Leslie Jonas (https://www.capeandislands.org/science-environment/2019-11-18/native-land-conservancy-tackles-climate-change-from-indigenous-perspective).
Danielle Hill-Greendeer, Mashpee Wampanoag; Indigenous Food Sovereignty Educator and Practitioner – Read Danielle’s July 11, 2021 blogpost (https://www.heron-hill.org/post/knee-high-by-july?utm_campaign=3d22345c-98a8-427e-a8fd-a255c3a7e6db&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=07a3dc13-d99b-48a1-b160-97408869d83d) from her website https://www.heron-hill.org/.
Please view the website of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs, which includes information regarding the Native peoples of Massachusetts and links to Tribal websites (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/indian-affairs).
Questions:
1) What is Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination? Why is it important for non-Natives to understand this?
2) How many federally recognized Tribal Nations are there in the US? What is the relationship between those Tribal Nations and the US government?
3) Who are the two federally acknowledged Tribal Nations in Massachusetts?
4) What is the NLC? When was it founded?
5) Who founded the NLC? Please state specifics you have learned from one assigned reading about the founder of the NLC.
6) What is a cultural respect agreement? Who is the Indigenous educator/leader/scholar/activist in Massachusetts who generated the creation of cultural respect agreements?
7) Who is Ahkee? From the perspective of Indigenous people, why is it crucial for us to know who Ahkee is?
8) Give one specific example of what you have learned about Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination in action from at least one reading thus far. For example, what does the reading by Mashpee Wampanoag food sovereignty expert-practitioner and educator, Danielle Hill Greendeer, teach us about food sovereignty as essential to Indigenous self-determination?
9) Who said the following? What aspects of this statement do you consider to be most important, and why? :
“When land is put into a conservancy, it becomes public land for light recreation so you can walk the trails. When we go as Native people to do a ceremony, go blueberry picking as a big family, or if we go scalloping or to gather beach plums, we attract attention. The last thing we want is to have a ceremony disrupted by police or for our children to witness racism in action. This is why it’s become necessary and important to have a cultural respect agreement, for special access to the property even if it’s open to the ‘public.’”
10) In the assigned reading, “Northeast Wilderness Trust & Native Land Conservancy Announce Collaboration,” by Leslie Jonas, Ramona Peters, and Jon Leibowitz, we learn about the power of collaborations among Native and non-Native peoples and organizations in Massachusetts. Based on what you have learned thus far, write one detailed paragraph (5-6 sentences minimum) in which you explain (a) what Indigenous principles are fundamental to generating and sustaining such collaborations; and (b) what you have learned about the NLC and why it is so important to the wellbeing of the people and of Ahkee.

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Read “Native Land Conservancy Tackles Climate Change from Indigenous Perspective

Read “Native Land Conservancy Tackles Climate Change from Indigenous Perspective,” featuring Leslie Jonas (https://www.capeandislands.org/science-environment/2019-11-18/native-land-conservancy-tackles-climate-change-from-indigenous-perspective).
Danielle Hill-Greendeer, Mashpee Wampanoag; Indigenous Food Sovereignty Educator and Practitioner – Read Danielle’s July 11, 2021 blogpost (https://www.heron-hill.org/post/knee-high-by-july?utm_campaign=3d22345c-98a8-427e-a8fd-a255c3a7e6db&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=07a3dc13-d99b-48a1-b160-97408869d83d) from her website https://www.heron-hill.org/.
Please view the website of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs, which includes information regarding the Native peoples of Massachusetts and links to Tribal websites (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/indian-affairs).
Questions:
1) What is Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination? Why is it important for non-Natives to understand this?
2) How many federally recognized Tribal Nations are there in the US? What is the relationship between those Tribal Nations and the US government?
3) Who are the two federally acknowledged Tribal Nations in Massachusetts?
4) What is the NLC? When was it founded?
5) Who founded the NLC? Please state specifics you have learned from one assigned reading about the founder of the NLC.
6) What is a cultural respect agreement? Who is the Indigenous educator/leader/scholar/activist in Massachusetts who generated the creation of cultural respect agreements?
7) Who is Ahkee? From the perspective of Indigenous people, why is it crucial for us to know who Ahkee is?
8) Give one specific example of what you have learned about Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination in action from at least one reading thus far. For example, what does the reading by Mashpee Wampanoag food sovereignty expert-practitioner and educator, Danielle Hill Greendeer, teach us about food sovereignty as essential to Indigenous self-determination?
9) Who said the following? What aspects of this statement do you consider to be most important, and why? :
“When land is put into a conservancy, it becomes public land for light recreation so you can walk the trails. When we go as Native people to do a ceremony, go blueberry picking as a big family, or if we go scalloping or to gather beach plums, we attract attention. The last thing we want is to have a ceremony disrupted by police or for our children to witness racism in action. This is why it’s become necessary and important to have a cultural respect agreement, for special access to the property even if it’s open to the ‘public.’”
10) In the assigned reading, “Northeast Wilderness Trust & Native Land Conservancy Announce Collaboration,” by Leslie Jonas, Ramona Peters, and Jon Leibowitz, we learn about the power of collaborations among Native and non-Native peoples and organizations in Massachusetts. Based on what you have learned thus far, write one detailed paragraph (5-6 sentences minimum) in which you explain (a) what Indigenous principles are fundamental to generating and sustaining such collaborations; and (b) what you have learned about the NLC and why it is so important to the wellbeing of the people and of Ahkee.

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MUST read: Matthew D. Lieberman. (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to co

MUST read:
Matthew D. Lieberman. (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to connect. Crown.
Chapters 1 & 2….about 18 pages
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfzeONu3Mo (5 min watch)
WATCH! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of4XzrbkknM (12 min watch)
This essay is split up in two parts. Part A and Part B.
Part A: Please reflect on the content this week using the following content questions to guide you. You do not need to address every single question, but choose a few that represent your main reactions to and takeaways from the content:
How and why are we wired to connect and cooperate? How does this affect human communication?
What are a few ways that language plays a role in our relationships with others, our culture, and our understanding of the world around us? How and why do these things vary across cultures?
Part B: Share & tell!!
Please find a brand OR media OR personal/professional example that relates to and reflects the theme. There is so much going on that directly relate, so it is important to stay up to date! If nothing new is happening, feel free to go back in history a bit to find an example that relates
Tell us about your choice, how it relates to the theme and content, and why you think it’s important to share/discuss. Please include links, images, or other content to support!
Must include a citations and a reference page

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MUST read: Matthew D. Lieberman. (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to co

MUST read:
Matthew D. Lieberman. (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to connect. Crown.
Chapters 1 & 2….about 18 pages
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfzeONu3Mo (5 min watch)
WATCH! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of4XzrbkknM (12 min watch)
This essay is split up in two parts. Part A and Part B.
Part A: Please reflect on the content this week using the following content questions to guide you. You do not need to address every single question, but choose a few that represent your main reactions to and takeaways from the content:
How and why are we wired to connect and cooperate? How does this affect human communication?
What are a few ways that language plays a role in our relationships with others, our culture, and our understanding of the world around us? How and why do these things vary across cultures?
Part B: Share & tell!!
Please find a brand OR media OR personal/professional example that relates to and reflects the theme. There is so much going on that directly relate, so it is important to stay up to date! If nothing new is happening, feel free to go back in history a bit to find an example that relates
Tell us about your choice, how it relates to the theme and content, and why you think it’s important to share/discuss. Please include links, images, or other content to support!
Must include a citations and a reference page

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The reflection will be about Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding Sweetgrass: Indige

The reflection will be about Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Chapter – Skywoman Falling (page 3-10).
The following should be in the reflective essay and follow instructions:
Top right-hand corner should include your name, course, and the date. Single space.
4. The body of the paper is double spaced with one-inch margins all around. If you own an Apple computer, please note that the default margins on your computer are not one inch. Make the necessary adjustments.
5. The paper should be two to three pages in length.
6. When referencing an article or book use the last name of the author or their full name. DO NOT CALL THE AUTHOR SOLELY BY THEIR FIRST NAME.
7. If you use the title of the article in your paper, make sure it is italicized or in quotation marks.
8. The paper should have the following subheadings and content:
a. Summary – Provide a short summary of the assigned reading (one to three paragraphs). Make sure to provide enough information so it is evident that you read the assigned material. DO NOT WRITE A SUMMARY THAT EXCEEDS ONE PAGE.
b. Significance – Discuss the significance of the assigned reading (approximately two to four paragraphs). Deliberate upon the following questions while reading and writing this section of your paper:
i. What is the author’s main idea/purpose in writing this article/chapter/book?
ii. What does the author want us to understand about the topic they are addressing?
iii. How does the author assist us in understanding the world better or differently?
c. Personal Experiences – Describe and discuss how the content relates to your personal life. Consider how the content is similar and/or different from you lived experiences. Provide examples of how the content is demonstrated or not in your personal life (approximately two to three paragraphs).
1-2pages in total.

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The following are the directions from the professor. I chose Lunar New Year Fest

The following are the directions from the professor. I chose Lunar New Year Festival in Alhambra CA. It is from 5p.m-2a.m but please don’t say in the paper that I stayed for the entire time but instead 3-4 hours and left around 10p.m
I googled this event and there will be live Chinese demonstrations, food, merchants, activity booths, cultural pavilions, and many other exciting performances along Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Alhambra. Please write about the event as if you were me and I attended it and spoke to people and all the things the teacher describes in the directions below. Maybe you can YouTube some videos of this event from last year. Also some important information about me is I look white. I am blonde hair, green/blue eyes. However, I am more of a MUT. I am a little German/Filipino/American cherokee and a bunch of other things. So this culture I have not been around a lot. I am around Armenians a lot since I have a child with one. I also attached an important paper needed to write this paper along with the directions below. If there is any other information you need you can message me here. thank you.
edCultural Immersion Activity and Reflection (10% of grade)
In order to fully gain a deeper understanding of cultural groups diverse from your own, it is imperative that students begin to integrate their educational experiences with cultural activities that explore culture beyond the classroom. The Cultural Immersion Activity is intended to address this much needed educational experience. Choose a cultural experience in which you immerse yourself in a culture other than your own.
You must select a culture that you are less familiar with in order to “stretch” and challenge yourself. This experience will have the most value if you choose an experience you have never had before. An example includes attending a festival/celebration from a specific culture. Make sure the event, activity, or community is one that is open to non-group members. You must actively attempt to interact with community members, rather than be a passive observer. It helps to have a cultural broker who can explain the traditions and beliefs to you. You may do this experience with friends, families, or classmates but please use your judgment and be respectful. Remember, you are walking into someone else’s “home”—therefore, do not go in a
large group or be voyeuristic.
You need instructor approval before engaging in your immersion. Submit documentation that provides verification of immersion experiences when you submit your reflection papers.
Important Note: You are responsible for finding the event and emailing the instructor to get the event approved for attendance. It would be helpful to announce events to the class as you become aware of them. Please note that eating dinner at a restaurant and going to noninteractive museums/exhibits does not constitute a cultural immersion experience.
At the conclusion of the activity, you will write a three-page reflection paper that discusses your personal reactions to the immersion experiences (see below for questions to consider). I am not interested in a recap of the day where you simply tell me step by step what you did and what happened. While some of this may be necessary at times, I want the bulk of your reflection to be about what you learned and how you intend to take that information and do something with it in the future. Reflections that include surface-level comments such as “this was amazing” or “I learned a lot,” lack a critical analysis and will not receive full points. Also, be careful to avoid “exoticizing” the community you immersed yourself in.
Questions to consider in your reflection: What did I observe and experience in myself when being with this population? What did I observe as evidence of surface culture versus deep culture (see Comas-Diaz text for examples)? Who am I in relation to this culture (i.e., In what ways am I an insider/outsider?) How will this experience impact me as a clinician? How will I integrate this experience into my clinical work? How will this inform my therapeutic approach? Was this experience consistent or inconsistent with the theories we have learned in class and in our reading?

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The following are the directions from the professor. I chose Lunar New Year Fest

The following are the directions from the professor. I chose Lunar New Year Festival in Alhambra CA. It is from 5p.m-2a.m but please don’t say in the paper that I stayed for the entire time but instead 3-4 hours and left around 10p.m
I googled this event and there will be live Chinese demonstrations, food, merchants, activity booths, cultural pavilions, and many other exciting performances along Main Street, in the heart of Downtown Alhambra. Please write about the event as if you were me and I attended it and spoke to people and all the things the teacher describes in the directions below. Maybe you can YouTube some videos of this event from last year. Also some important information about me is I look white. I am blonde hair, green/blue eyes. However, I am more of a MUT. I am a little German/Filipino/American cherokee and a bunch of other things. So this culture I have not been around a lot. I am around Armenians a lot since I have a child with one. I also attached an important paper needed to write this paper along with the directions below. If there is any other information you need you can message me here. thank you.
edCultural Immersion Activity and Reflection (10% of grade)
In order to fully gain a deeper understanding of cultural groups diverse from your own, it is imperative that students begin to integrate their educational experiences with cultural activities that explore culture beyond the classroom. The Cultural Immersion Activity is intended to address this much needed educational experience. Choose a cultural experience in which you immerse yourself in a culture other than your own.
You must select a culture that you are less familiar with in order to “stretch” and challenge yourself. This experience will have the most value if you choose an experience you have never had before. An example includes attending a festival/celebration from a specific culture. Make sure the event, activity, or community is one that is open to non-group members. You must actively attempt to interact with community members, rather than be a passive observer. It helps to have a cultural broker who can explain the traditions and beliefs to you. You may do this experience with friends, families, or classmates but please use your judgment and be respectful. Remember, you are walking into someone else’s “home”—therefore, do not go in a
large group or be voyeuristic.
You need instructor approval before engaging in your immersion. Submit documentation that provides verification of immersion experiences when you submit your reflection papers.
Important Note: You are responsible for finding the event and emailing the instructor to get the event approved for attendance. It would be helpful to announce events to the class as you become aware of them. Please note that eating dinner at a restaurant and going to noninteractive museums/exhibits does not constitute a cultural immersion experience.
At the conclusion of the activity, you will write a three-page reflection paper that discusses your personal reactions to the immersion experiences (see below for questions to consider). I am not interested in a recap of the day where you simply tell me step by step what you did and what happened. While some of this may be necessary at times, I want the bulk of your reflection to be about what you learned and how you intend to take that information and do something with it in the future. Reflections that include surface-level comments such as “this was amazing” or “I learned a lot,” lack a critical analysis and will not receive full points. Also, be careful to avoid “exoticizing” the community you immersed yourself in.
Questions to consider in your reflection: What did I observe and experience in myself when being with this population? What did I observe as evidence of surface culture versus deep culture (see Comas-Diaz text for examples)? Who am I in relation to this culture (i.e., In what ways am I an insider/outsider?) How will this experience impact me as a clinician? How will I integrate this experience into my clinical work? How will this inform my therapeutic approach? Was this experience consistent or inconsistent with the theories we have learned in class and in our reading?

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Instructions Complete the outline for your Culture Project Research Paper. Make

Instructions
Complete the outline for your Culture Project Research Paper. Make sure your outline includes at least one paragraph for each of the following four sections, addressing the key questions:
1. What is your group’s history related to prejudice and discrimination?
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o What are the legal, political, and economic challenges facing this group?
o What are historical and current forms of individual and institutionalized discrimination facing this group?
2. If applicable, what is your group’s immigration experience?
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o What are levels of assimilation?
o What are immigration trends over time?
3. What are your group’s health outcomes?
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o How has prejudice and racism affected your group’s health?
o What is your group’s access to medical care and medical insurance?
o What are major illnesses affecting your group?
o What are the leading causes of death?
o What are the most pressing healthcare challenges facing your group today?
4. What are best practices for health care practitioners who engage with this group?
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o Verbal and nonverbal communication style
o Cultural considerations
o Beginning and end-of-life decisions
o Dietary guidelines
o How gender affects medical decision-making
Your outline also needs to:
· Incorporate research related to your topic for each section. Keywords are not enough to earn credit. Include evidence such as statistics, data, or quotes from experts. It is recommended that you utilize the LIRN Library when conducting research for this project. You can access the LIRN Library in your Canvas navigation bar.
· Include an APA-formatted (7th edition) reference page with at least four scholarly sources.