Cultural Background Paper (1050 – 1400 words)
You are all descended either from immigrants to America or from Native Americans. All of us, therefore, have in our background a cultureother than the one that governs most of our present sociallife. Write a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper describing some of the similarities and differences between norms of your ancestral cultural background and those of the dominant American culture. Describe how these similarities and differences affect your life. How has your own cultural background contributed to the mix that is the dominant American culture? How did you learn your culture? Have you developed a new culture as an adult? If so, what influenced you to do so?
Note to the OTA:
What I need help in is starting this. I am of Mexican/American descent, my parents were from California and Arizona, my grandparents were from Mexico and Arizona. I am having trouble starting this paper, I need guidance in doing so.
In your introduction, it would be a good idea to talk about culture in general and how culture can shape one’s family life, education, work, views on things, etc. It can be all generalized and then at the end of the introduction, as your transition, you can write about how your life has been shaped by the different cultures that your family is made up of.
The next paragraph can focus on the cultures that specifically …
How one’s culture can shape values and beliefs throughout their life and how culture not from American can and is similar and different to American culture and values.