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Western Governors University FDT4 – Task 2


Food Traditions




Mexico Independence Day


Religion Catholic

Cinco De Mayo



Day of the Dead


Food Traditions


Chicken, Duck, Fish, Fresh vegetables


Chinese New Years


Religion Buddhism

Lantern Festival



Ching Ming Festival

FDT4 Task 2 D. Kentucky Subcultures It takes a great deal of patience and understanding to be a teacher in a culturally mixed environment. The educational environment that I plan to teach in consists of cultures made up of Asians and Hispanics. I wish to better understand these two cultures so that I can understand the differences and provide a teaching environment that will be valuable in my classroom. In order to accomplish this, I have researched the foods, traditions and celebrations of two Kentucky subcultures, which are Asians and Hispanics. In the state of Kentucky, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2011, Hispanics make up 138,563 of the total population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2011, Asians make up 52,201 of the total population. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 a)

E. Hispanic Culture - Foods

Hispanics are well known for starting and overseeing authentic Mexican restaurants. The love of Mexican foods by the majority of Americans has kept the Hispanics in business for many years. Corn is the main base in foods of most Mexicans. Bread is not a normal staple of a typical Mexican meal, but instead of eating bread, most meals consist of a tortilla. The tortilla is thin, flat bread usually made from corn meal and cooked on a griddle. Many Mexican people also eat rice and beans. These beans, also known as frijoles, are usually boiled, mashed, and then fried. Tamales which are made from corn meal steamed in corn...

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