Fall 2014

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The purpose of this capstone was to raise awareness of the importance of implementing the Hmong culture into classrooms, especially due to many Hmong students’ lack of academic performance in schools. Hmong students have suffered tremendously in school due to language barriers and culture shock. The research involved interviewing a sample of Fresno County teachers and students. Fresno has the largest population of Hmong people in California. The results suggest that creating a diverse and comfortable environment for Hmong students requires incorporating their culture into classrooms by using icebreakers or teaching a whole unit about the Hmong people. This will help make Hmong students feel more connected and comfortable with their peers and teachers and thus be more likely to continue coming to school to learn. A brochure was created with information about the Hmong people, the issues they are facing and what we can do as teachers, future teachers, or parents to help implement the culture into classrooms. The brochure contained information about lesson plans and icebreakers and how they are significant when it comes to creating a comfortable learning environment for Hmong students.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department