Cultural Education And The American Civil Rights Movement

848 WordsJun 8, 20164 Pages
Educational Contrast: To the very best of my recollection, the extent of cultural education I received in grade school entailed more of a historical look into society. That is to say, I was instructed on subjects ranging from ancient civilization to the American civil rights movement, the primary focus generally pertaining to historic events rather than sociological matters. The contrast between the subject matter I was previously exposed too compared to the lessons brought forth in this particular assignment appear to be almost black and white (no pun intended). In other words, I unfortunately lack any reasonable measure of sociological comparison between my grade school education and my current circumstance. I came to this conclusion by realizing that I had never truly been instructed on the intricacies of social matters until I enlisted into the military. Consequently, I would have to admit that the subject matter between my military training and what this course has presented thus far has been indeed consistent. In my experience and opinion, the military has taken tremendous efforts to research, analyze and instruct cultural diversities, utilizing the very same historic events mentioned in this lesson to enhance the student learning process. As a Branch Chief for multiple military courses, I can attest to the fact that our military undoubtedly endeavors to engage in all aspects associated with culture, especially in the subjects of race and ethnicity. Having children of
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