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What are the five significant tasks of understanding the sociopolitical context? According to the text, the five significant tasks of understanding the sociopolitical context are: (1) clarifying the goals and key terms of multicultural education; (2) dissolving myths about immigration and difference; (3) naming the social, economic, political, and ideological understandings that influence educational structures; (4) studying the current demographic "mosaic" of our nation; and (5) examining the political struggles of legislation and policy in public education. (Nieto & Bode, 2018, pg. 8). Tackling inequality and promoting access to an equal education. "Helping students get along, teaching them to feel better about themselves, and sensitizing them to one another are worthy goals of good educational practice, including multicultural education" (Nieto & Bode, 2018, pg. 8). Raising the achievement of all students and providing them with an equitable and high-quality education. "...it is absolutely essential that achievement of all students through an equitable and high-quality education be placed at the center of multicultural education" (Nieto & Bode, 2018, pg. 8). If students are not receiving high-quality education, they will continue to face disturbing life choices. Providing students with an apprenticeship in the opportunity to become critical and productive. Students must be prepared to contribute to the general well-being of society. "No matter what subject matter you teach in schools, your perspectives on American history and of your own heritage influence the ways in which you view your students' heritages and cultural identities" (Nieto & Bode, 2018, pg. 19). Coming from a Hispanic background, I feel as if I am able to relate to students on a different level because I am also a minority. I was judged by the color of my skin when I was in elementary school, and even in High School, and I wasn't really sure why. We all may look different, but on the inside we are all the same and I have always tried to teach my students that. As educators we must see every child as being the same, and we must also try to teach our students that we are the same no matter the color of our skin, the clothes that we wear, or by the language that we speak. I have never studied multicultural education before, and this information will help me to become a more effective teacher. I teach Physical Education and I will make sure that I develop a curriculum that permits students to appreciate and participate in a variety of movements from different cultures.