Tuesday, September 3, 2013


We introduced culture today, and went over some of the ingredients that go into making a culture.  Ethnicity, dress, language, customs, etc...

We came up with definitions and examples for each, and we discussed stereotyping.

I hope everyone got the concept that when viewing a culture, you have to stereotype.  You have to generalize.  And just because we all break the stereotypes in some way, that doesn't mean we're "un-American."

For instance, we may list hot dogs and popcorn as American foods, but we should still recognize that there are people in America who do not like hot dogs or popcorn.

At any rate, there's no homework for tonight.  However, students should bring their colored pencils tomorrow.  (Along with what they generally bring...)

If you want extra credit for reading and discussing the blog today, you should read and discuss the blog with an adult.  Then, on a sheet of scrap paper write the phrase: "I'll take something to believe: something with long sleeves because it's unpredictable."  Then have the adult you read the blog with sign the paper.

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