For this assignment, examine the ways that cultural expressions influence your daily life. You are welcome to use images in this assignment, however, the written content needs to be at least 750 words.
Share three items of cultural expression that influence your life. You may include the item of cultural expression that you introduced in your discussion for this unit, but the other two items should be new selections and not prior discussion submissions. You may want to write about recipes, art, music, sports, films, photography, religious traditions, or narratives about your family history. You are welcome to go beyond this list. These three cultural expressions should communicate something about your beliefs, customs, and way of life.
The assignment has four parts.
Give an introduction to the paper. Include a preview of your main points and an argument that establishes what you will demonstrate in the assignment. As the final sentence of the introduction, offer the reader the main idea of what will be learned through the exploration of these cultural expressions.
Introduce the expressions one at a time. Tell the reader about the item. You may want to explain the “who, what, where, when and why” about this item. For example, what is it? Where did it come from and when? Who has decided to keep it? Why is it worth keeping?
After you have introduced and explained all of the expressions, consider the three expressions as a group and answer these questions.
How do these cultural expressions help define who you are, what you believe, or how you act?
If someone saw only this list of cultural expressions, what might they conclude about you? What might be an incorrect assumption that someone could make? What do you think might be accurate?
Wrap up the paper with a substantive conclusion that reviews the main points and explains how they help to prove the argument statement.