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1 What do we need to know?


3  It was a cold morning in November 1912. Thousands of Mexicans, most of them single men, got off the train in Bingham, Utah. They had come to work in the Utah Copper Company mine-as strikebreakers.  They had come to replace miners who were refusing to work until the management improved working conditions and salaries…

4  They were far from their families in Mexico, their parents, sweethearts and wives. They lived in boardinghouses and sent money and homesick letters to their families.  Early 20 th century (1900’s) Hispanic/Latinos came to work in the agriculture industry. Their work included working on sheep ranches and sugar beet farms. 

5 Latinos come from Costa Rica Perú Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Chile Honduras Argentina Nicaragua El Salvador Bolivia Colombia Uruguay Paraguay Panamá Venezuela Cuba Information for your storybook


7  Very kind, welcoming and giving  Respectful – use “Yes Sir.” or “Yes Ma’am.” when talking to adults  Family is very important including extended family – Latinos use any excuse to get the whole family together and eat a BIG meal Information for your storybook htt:p//

8  Children often live at home until they are married.  Women and men have very distinct roles.  Parties –include food, music and dancing. Parties often go late into the night. Information for your storybook

9  Physical contact – when you are talking, expect some kind of contact like a hug or a kiss on the cheek.  Latinos talk fast, loud and with lots of enthusiasm!  Dancing!!! Almost everyone dances. Information for your storybook lessons.jpg

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12  Latinos in Utah formed groups:  For friendship  To help new arrivals  To have celebrations  To maintain their culture  To teach their children Spanish  To learn English Information for your storybook

13 Choose one:  Latinos serve in the military.  Latinos have created the Spanish Speaking Organization for Community which helped get rid of discrimination in housing and jobs.  Latinos serve the community as doctors, lawyers, government representatives, scientists, teachers…the list goes on!  Latinos in Action  Quinceanera


15  The first Asians to arrive in Utah were Chinese workers on the Transcontinental Railroad. Their work was crucial in getting the railroad from California to Utah done.  After the railroad was finished in 1869, many of the workers stayed in Utah. Some started businesses, like laundries, in mining towns. 

16 * China *North Korea *South Korea *Japan *Taiwan *Philippines *Indonesia *Malaysia *Thailand *Cambodia *Vietnam *Myanmar *Laos *Bangladesh *Bhutan *Sri Lanka *Nepal *India Information for your storybook

17  Politeness – Offer something 3 times but deny it the first 2 times and accept the third time  Inner Strength – Learn to exercise self control. Usually want to fix their own problems without help and will not offer help so others can do the same  Information for your storybook

18  Respectful – respect their elders and never back talk, question or correct  Loyalty to the group – It is NOT about you. Do things for the good of the community – give service.  Education – great opportunity so they work hard & go to many years of school  Information for your storybook

19 Traditions: Chinese New Year Luna New Year-Vietnam About Chinese New Year The longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar Chinese year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012 Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. Source: Infoplease.comInfoplease. Information for your storybook  Lunar New Year Lunar New Year  Chinatown in South Salt Lake


21  Utah’s first Polynesian immigrants left the warm humid climate of Hawaii in settle here in 1889. Drawn by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they established the village of Iosepa in the desert of Skull Valley, 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

22  Despite the harsh surroundings, they created a beautiful little town, but most of them returned to Hawaii when the LDS church announced a temple would be built in Hawaii in 1915.  Fifty years later, looking for educational and economic opportunities, Polynesians from Tonga and Samoa began arriving again in Utah.

23  Today, Utah’s Pacific Islander community includes:  TongansNew Zealanders  SamoansTahitians  FijiansAmerican Samoans  Hawaiiansother Pacific Islanders Information for your storybook

24  Friendly and self-less (would give you the shirt off their back)  Family – very important. The entire extended family helps to raise children – everyone counts on each other.  Family lives very close by  Children will stay at home until they marry.  Information for your storybook

25  Artistic and cultural traditions have kept the Polynesian community and family ties strong.  Each group works hard to maintain their distinctive storytelling traditions that feature dancing, singing, and chanting. They make traditional leis, woven mats, belts, brightly colored quilts, and crocheted afghans.   Information for your storybook

26  Informal in formal settings  Dancing – love to dance  Singing – sing in kind of a chant rhythm  Respectful – taught to respect everyone, especially their elders  Education isn’t as stressed  back-to-roots back-to-roots  Information for your storybook


28  Political instability in parts of the world have brought new waves of immigration to Utah.  Unfortunately, violence and fear are still a part of many people’s lives in some countries.  In 2009 …the U.S. government could offer asylum, or refugee status, to up to 80,000 people from different areas of the world. Utah could take between 8,000-9,000.

29  In order to qualify refugees must meet strict criteria. One of the criteria is that people must have fled their homes and started living somewhere else because they are afraid that something or someone at home would hurt them because of their ethnicity, religion, or something else.


31  As many as 25,000 refugees are in Utah  Moved to escape war, starvation and natural disasters.  Forced from their homes because of either their race, religion, particular social group, nationality or political views.  Information for your storybook

32  Refugees come from all over the word. Many come from Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central and South America.  They feel Utah is a much safer place than the country they are originally come from.  Information for your storybook

33  Refugees have come from:  BosniaSomaliaCongo  TibetBurmaTurkey  SudanAfghanistan  IraqIran other countries   Video:  famine  blending & working in Utah Iraqi refugee  volunteers need to help refugees  Iraqi journalist—I like his comments about combining 2 cultures

34  Comprehensive guide to various physical, mental and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation. Throughout the world, there are millions of people who have some form of emotional, mental, or physical handicap that can limit their activities to varying degrees.  The terms disabled and differently abled are both preferable terms to the outdated term handicapped. Disabilities can be the result of accidents, resulting in paralysis, brain damage, etc., while some people are born with such afflictions as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, blindness, etc.  Information for your storybook: the 2 nd paragraph

35  The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.  What does prohibit mean?  What is an example an accommodation?

36  To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability … An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities…The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.  Information for your storybook

37  List of DisabilitiesDevelopmental Disabilities  ADD/ADHD ADD/ADHD  Asperger Syndrome Asperger Syndrome  Autism Autism  Down syndrome Down syndrome  Dyslexia Dyslexia  Mental Disabilities  Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease  Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Disorder  Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder  Depression Depression  Dyscalculia Dyscalculia  Learning Disabilities Learning Disabilities  Memory Loss Memory Loss  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  Phobia Phobia ▪ Acrophobia Acrophobia ▪ Agoraphobia Agoraphobia ▪ More in List of PhobiasList of Phobias  Schizophrenia Schizophrenia  More in Types of Mental Illness - List of Mental DisordersTypes of Mental Illness - List of Mental Disorders  Physical Disabilities  Visual Impairment ▪ Blindness Blindness ▪ Blurred Vision Blurred Vision ▪ Cataract Cataract ▪ Color Blindness Color Blindness  Hearing Impairment ▪ Hearing Loss Hearing Loss ▪ Meniere's Disease Meniere's Disease ▪ Tinnitus (Ringing In the Ears) Tinnitus (Ringing In the Ears)  Mobility Impairment ▪ Arthritis Arthritis ▪ Rheumatoid Arthitis (RA) Rheumatoid Arthitis (RA) ▪ Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis ▪ Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy ▪ Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ▪ Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Muscular Dystrophy (MD) ▪ Paralysis Paralysis ▪ Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease ▪ Stroke Stroke  Head Injury ▪ Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury  Chronic Illnesses ▪ Asthma Asthma ▪ Cancer Cancer ▪ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ▪ Diabetes Diabetes ▪ Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia ▪ HIV AIDS HIV AIDS ▪ Renal Failure Renal Failure ▪ Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB)  Other Disabilities  Substance Abuse / Addictions ▪ Alcohol Addiction Alcohol Addiction ▪ Drug Addiction Drug Addiction

38  Iraqi refugee struggling to find job and communicate with son  perception&s_cid=queue-7 blind man shoots perception&s_cid=queue-7    


40  Seventh-day Adventists  Presbyterian  Methodist  Lutheran  Judaism (Jewish)  Islamic (Muslim)  Greek Orthodox  Evangelical  Episcopal  Congregational Church  Buddhist  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  Church of God in Christ  Church of Christ  Christian Science  Catholic  Calvary Chapel  Baptist  Assembly of God  Apostolic  Anglican

41 Walk of Pioneer Faiths Regardless of religion, churches across Utah seek unity, understanding Utah's year in religion: Milestones for many faiths

42  Cultural Festivals in Utah:  Asian Festival – Salt Lake City  Scottish Festival – Payson  Greek Festival - Salt Lake City  Swiss Days – Midway  Festival of Colors & India Fest – Spanish Fork  Information for your storybook

43  Immigrants want to fit in, but they also want to keep their customs, language and traditions.  Learning the language can be very hard for some  Often they find it difficult to combine both cultures Information for your storybook

44  Ways to preserve culture:  Family gatherings  Church groups  Social groups  Parties where they share food, music and other common interests  Hold cultural festivals  (Go to the next slide for a list of festivals)  Information for your storybook

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