In each image, I picked, I looked up how women were viewed in their culture and throughout the years. The first image I choose is the chief lady of Pomeiooc and her daughter. In 1585, the image was drawn by John White, who was an English traveler and the founder/ governor of the “lost Colony” of Roanoke (Carolina Algonquian tribe in eastern North Carolina). North Carolina was inhabited by a number of native tribes that share some culture traits. At the time more than thirty Native American tribes were living in North Carolina. They spoke languages derived from three language groups, the Siouan, Iroquoian, and Algonquian. The next image is a cartoon called “a society of patriotic ladies” by the British print on 1774. On October 1774, Edenton
In 1773 parliament passed the tea act in which the British pay less for tax to ship places. This made the prices of tea lower from Britain. Since Boston's tea would be more expensive nobody would buy it from them. The tea act was just another problem adding up between the colonists and britain. This made the colonists want to be independent from Britain. The colonists decided to rebel and dumb three hundred and forty two chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The act was given the name the Boston Tea Party. Most of the British thought of the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism. Really the Boston Tea Party was just another step to independence for the colonists.
Being able to do this, brought me the feeling of joy of unity with my friends. It has become a tradition for my friends and I to bring authentic foods of our culture to share with the table. It is a joy to see their reactions of the pleasure to taste the new substances. I’ve had the opportunity to engage myself in intercultural pursuits as the Vice-President of SHS in order to influence underclassmen to continuing growing to be proud with where they came from; and for the seniors to carry on their culture to college, with the acknowledgment of being
With the pass of years, I grew up knowing persons with a different cultural background. I got used to the physical and cultural differences, and the fact that there was always one thing in common.
Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens.
Every time I come home from college, my family and I would go out to yumcha or, as directly translated from Cantonese, to “drink tea. However, drinking tea is only one component of yumcha. To yumcha is to converse with company over a meal of many small dishes and hot tea. Going yumcha is social activity brought to the United States by the people from the Guangdong region of China, also known as Cantonese people. When they immigrated to the United States, yumcha became an important tradition because it also enabled Cantonese parents to socialize their children into the Chinese culture through the language and social practices involved in the meal and the ritual and meaning surrounding the tea. However, to Chinese-Americans such as myself, going yumcha with native Chinese people also emphasized my American identity due to my food choices. Yet when I go yumcha with non-Chinese people, I become distinctly aware of my Chinese identity when they fail the language or rituals of this tradition. The only time when I do not feel alienated during yumcha is when I go with my other
Throughout my upbringing, my mother, an immigrant herself, has always shared he passion of traveling with me. She continuously encouraged me to explore and understand other cultures. As a child, I traveled to her home country, Ecuador, where the culture is extremely different. She took me to all different parts of the country, immersing me in the different cultures of the coast and the mountains, taking me to small villages and local markets. In addition, on my 8th birthday, my family and I explored Europe. We traveled to England, France, Italy, and Switzerland. Even at such a young age, I was eager to try all the different types of cuisine, learn a few words and phrases in each language, and visit local museums and monuments. In addition, to Europe, I also had the opportunity to explore Central America, exploring the pyramids in Mexico and …. Unfortunately, as I grew up, traveling abroad became more difficult as my school schedule and my parents work schedules became more demanding. I have always desired to expand my knowledge on different cultures and countries, especially in my mother’s homeland of South America. I would love to become more in touch with my heritage and learn more about the different cultures and people of South America.
Tea was a common and essential part of the colonists daily lives, but women were the main purchasers and consumers of imported British tea. When the Tea Act was passed in 1773, in areas of “ Edenton, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts, women vowed publicly not to drink tea” unless the egregious acts were repealed. “The choice by American ladies to say no to British tea had an immediate and powerful impact as in mid-eighteenth century because they were the main purchasers and consumers of imported tea.” The fact that they vowed collectively as a group that they would boycott imported tea expresses that women during the American Revolution had a fighting spirit that was undeniable. In addition, they were smart enough to realize that if
The Shoemaker and The Tea Party, is a nonfiction account of the interview between Benjamin Bussey Thatcher and George Robert Twelve Hewes, a participant in both the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party. The novel was written by Alfred Young in 1999. Young was a history professor, professional historian, and an activist for historians rights in the American Historical Association. This was not his first publication. Others such as The Democratic-Republicans of New York: The Origins, 1763–1797, won the Jamestown Prize for the Institute for Early American History and Culture. This particular publication was written to portray the life of a revolutionary artisan, and it was for that reason that it was selected for this review. It allows the reader
Traveling to Cancun, Mexico with my family was one of the best experiences of my life. Our resort included swim up bars, a multiple bedroom suite, and six pools across a huge beach side complex. While in Cancun, my mom and I learned the culture by bargaining through shops in the market. We spent nearly five or six hours in one day trying to bargain for deals and sort our way through the shops. I remember one time she got a wind chime priced at twenty-five dollars, down to ten. Experiencing a memory like this taught us both that we can find happiness by experiencing new, unique cultures around the world.
Studying abroad will provide me the unique experience of learning a language from the perspective of one of the many cultures that employs it. Nuances that are difficult to convey in a classroom will, hopefully, come to my attention naturally. We see similar methods of immersion learning everywhere. For example, if one wants to develop a rudimentary level of understanding of the culture surrounding a type of music, they can start by looking up the music and listening to
I have lived in two different countries before moving to the United States of America; the challenging things about moving into a new country is learning the language, culture, and getting used to the new food. By the age of 15, I had learned to speak three different languages: Amharic, which is spoken in Ethiopia; Swahili, which is the native langue of Kenya, and a little bit of English. English is one of the hardest languages for me to learn and speak, because English is different from my native language in pronunciations, tone, and English has so many different words, which have the same meanings. Once I moved to the U.S.A, I had to learn how to speak English well in order to communicate with people at work, school and to socialize in the community. Attending college to learn English and other cultures is very important to me. For example, when I am attending collage, I will be meeting people from all over the world with different cultures and backgrounds. For instance, last semester I met an Indian student in my math class, she was very friendly and open indeed. She taught me a lot about her culture. The most interesting example is the one she mentioned about their wedding ceremony. The traditional wedding includes painting of the feet and hands of the bride, and this tradition is called Mehndi. Learning about her culture has allowed me to understand and appreciate the culture differences we possess. I
Cultures are so diverse throughout the modern world. For many people, the only culture they are around is the one that they grew up in. Despite a personal unawareness of differing cultures, there are other cultures around the world, which are just as foreign to the American culture as americans are to their culture. With that in mind, it is important to try to learn about and understand other cultures that may differ from the culture a person has grown up knowing. This is especially crucial to people who are planning on traveling to an area where the culture could be different.
To learn from another that is not like you, that is from another country, gives you the opportunity to acquire knowledge that opens your eyes and lets you better understand the world around you. That can definitely be said after conducting my interview for the Cross-Cultural Interaction Report. I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Blanchefort Djimsa, a Food Science major, who is from the country of Chad which is located in Central Africa. Blanchefort is from the city of Moundou, the third largest city, which is in the South of Chad. Here on scholarship, he is attending Oklahoma State University to further his education. Blanchefort told me about his country and gave me a different perspective about Chad.