Module 9 Outcome A: Student can describe some of his or her own cultural beliefs and practices.
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Culture encompasses cumulative knowledge, values, behaviors, and practices passed from one generation to the next. Culture is communicated and transferred both consciously and unconsciously and it influences how we think and what we think about; what to judge and how to judge it; how to act and how not to act; what is good and what is bad; what is right and what is wrong; what is appropriate and what is unacceptable.
We often take culture for granted and do not think about it unless we are operating outside of the culture we live within, or when our own cultural beliefs and practices are contrasted with another culture’s beliefs and practices.
Children need to develop a positive self-identity in order to thrive. Children start developing a sense of who they are at birth. Relationships with family members, other adults and children, friends and members of their community all play a key role in building their identities.
Identity is shaped by many factors including a child’s:
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