Cultural Heritage and Global Perspectives

Aim To develop skills, knowledge and competences through cultural practices.

Activities (Home, School & Community) – Personal Behavior, Rules and regulations, Respect and Authority, Responsibility, Cultural norms and Traditions.

Children with learning difficulties typically have trouble getting organized, managing their time and making the transition to living independently. They need specific training on how to manage those skills, which are crucial for home, school, college, work, family and society to mention a few. However, to varying degrees, nearly all young people have trouble with these issues.

As Blue Ribbon Academy, we’ve developed strategies to teach students different activities and tasks that will help children to be responsible, to be respectful, to develop the culture of saving and investment, to be generous, manage their time better, get organized and live without parents doing everything.

Culture refers to the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively that consists of ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society It also refers to the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society’s shared values, and contribute to society.

Heritage is our inheritance – what the past has conceded to us, what we value in the present and what we choose to preserve for future generations. Our heritage comprises: the tangible – our historical sites, buildings, monuments, objects in museum artefacts and archives.

In relation to family, heritage refers to the term birthright. A birthright refers to the rights or privileges that one has because of being born in a certain family or nation. Family heritage may refer to property or monetary inheritance. Heritage generally refers to something handed down from the past.

Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible

Examples of tangible cultural heritage include traditional clothing, tools, buildings, artwork, monuments, and modes of transportation. Intangible cultural heritage refers to things that are not physical items but exist intellectually.

Importance

It is important to preserve our cultural heritage, because it keeps our integrity as a people. The importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next.