Southern California has more than 80 different racial and ethnic groups. Pinpointed on the map are some areas with large racial and ethnic populations and cultural or business centers. Follow the directions to learn about people who are different from you. 1. Select a group and find it on the map. 2. With the help of an encyclopedia and atlas or other resource, how many of the questions can you answer about the area the group originated from?
A. Where in the world is the group from? B. If they speak primarily a language other than English, what is it? C. What does the alphabet look like? D. What is a popular food? E. What is a favorite holiday? F. What is an important custom? G. What is a popular name? H. What is the most popular sport in the area of origin? I. Who is a famous person in politics, literature, art, music or sports? J. Why did the group come to America? 3. Take a culture trek to the area you circled on the map. A. When you arrive in your selected area, buy a tape of the music that represents the group to play on your drive. B. Buy a copy of a newspaper or magazine that represents the group. C. Strike up a conversation. If a foreign language is spoken, try to learn to say hello, you're welcome and thank you. Try to learn how to say some numbers. D. Visit an art or cultural center. E. Stop and eat in a restaurant that serves food that represents the culture. F. Find a children's book that represents that group. G. Buy a doll that represents that group. H. On your drive home, discuss at least five positive things you learned about your neighbors who are different. Blacks 1. Crenshaw-Baldwin Hills Mexicans 2. Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Olvera Street, & Broadway 3.Santa Ana Central Americans 4. Huntington Park 5.Pico-Union area Koreans 6. Koreatown: Western Ave. & Olympic Blvd. 7. Garden Grove Japanese 8. Little Tokyo 9. Gardena Vietnamese 10. Bolsa Avenue Chinese 11. Chinatown 12. Monterey Park Jewish 13. Fairfax Filipinos 14. Wilshire / Beverly area 15. Carson