I Am the Melting Pot

“I don’t like being around one culture… How else are you going to learn?” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

I See Myself as a Bridge

“Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle of two worlds, four worlds, and sometimes I feel like I’m not a part of any of them.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for […]

Words Have a Lot of Power

“How I make meaning in this world goes back to where I grew up.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

We Are a Unit

“American parents say, ‘Be independent.’ Mexican parents say, ‘You’re staying home.’” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions How does the speaker describe the difference between an American and a Mexican way of raising children?  Why does the speaker lean “towards the American […]

Neither Mexican Nor American

“More importantly than bilingual in my mind is bicultural.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

First Generation

“I never knew I was illegal.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you […]

Bicultural in a Deaf Home

“She didn’t want to force a difference.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker consider himself bicultural? What does the speaker mean when he says his “mom can communicate well?” How does he explain that deafness is not a […]