I have to do an essay on someone who is not in my culture. Would anyone be willing to answer a few questions for me?
Tell me about your background (family, education, language).
What are some typical foods from your culture?
What holidays do you celebrate?
What is your culture’s traditional dress?
How does your culture view education?
What does your culture view “fun”?
How does your culture celebrate special occasions (weddings, funerals, births, stages of aging)?
What role does religion play in your culture?
How does your culture view nature and human interaction with nature?
How does your culture view the home and home life?
How does your culture view the roles of men, women, and children in the home?
How does your culture view gender role differences?
How does your culture view age and aging?
How does your culture view the role(s) of individuals? Groups?
What constitutes success in your culture?
How is class and socio-economic status defined in your culture?
What is considered disrespectful in your culture?
Have you experienced racism or prejudice because of your culture?
What constitutes happiness in your culture?
How does your culture define and value work?
How does your culture define and value play?
How is humor defined and/or shared in your culture?
Does divine intervention or luck play a role in your culture?
Finally, tell me something about your culture that I might not know.