Culture Corner: US students might be ‘savvy’ online readers, but overall progress is stagnant

16/07/2018

Interesting findings at https://www.educationdive.com/news/us-students-might-be-savvy-online-readers-but-overall-progress-is-stagna/522220/

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US Culture: Looking at US Culture From the Outside

31/05/2018

A tongue and cheek reading called 51 things Americans are doing wrong at http://www.businessinsider.com/us-etiquette-what-americans-are-bad-at-2017-10?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=auddev-test2155


USA Culture: Memorial Day

28/05/2018

Many other countries may not exactly understand what US citizens observe on Memorial Day. Find a good review in #TBT: The real reason you have Monday off at https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/politics/tbt-memorial-day-history/index.html


US Culture: About Being Asian American

28/05/2018

Read Where ‘Asian-American’ came from at https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/opinions/asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-opinion-yang/index.html

Did you know? Excerpt:

Every year since 1978, May has been commemorated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — the official, federally designated period for the nation’s 20 million residents of Asian descent. President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed it as such.

 


US Culture Through The Eyes of Internationals

24/05/2018

At times, it is useful to look at our own cultures through the eyes of others. You have a chance of doing it by reading 51 things Americans are doing wrong at http://www.businessinsider.com/us-etiquette-what-americans-are-bad-at-2017-10?utm_source=facebook&utm_content=top-bar&utm_term=desktop


US Culture: Is There an Official Language?

20/05/2018

Read English isn’t the official language of the United States at https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/20/us/english-us-official-language-trnd/index.html?no-st=1526860229.

That said, there are “English Only” states:

According to U.S. English, the following states have existing official language laws on their books: Alabama, AlaskaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgia,HawaiiIllinoisIndianaIowaKentuckyLouisianaMassachusettsMississippi,MissouriMontanaNebraskaNew HampshireNorth CarolinaNorth …

Culture Corner: Who is American?

20/05/2018

The word American can stir strong feelings. Often used to describe citizens of the USA, it should rightfully be used for any person living on the American continent, north, central, and south. Read more here: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-U-S-citizens-claim-to-be-American-when-America-is-a-continent-not-a-nationality


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