Cultural autobiography

Cultural autobiography

Aim:
discovering one’s cultural background, increasing awareness of  sense of not belonging to only one culture

Assignment description:
Students should write thoughtful autobiography concerning cultural aspects of their life experience. This paper should include such aspects as: cultural background, family structure, specific rules values and norm that operate in your family and in your life, cultural traditions etc.

These are supporting questions:

  • How would you define your cultural identity? Why do you choose to define yourself this way?
  • Have there been experiences in your life when your avowed identity was in conflict with an ascribed identity placed on you by others? Explain.
  • What experiences in life have helped to form your cultural identity?
  • Briefly describe your family structure.
  • What cultural celebrations or traditions are particular to your culture? What is the significance of these traditions? Does your family recognize these traditions?
  • In what ways has your culture been taught to you? Be specific.
  • How have your life experiences affected your relationships with and understanding of persons who are culturally different from you? (Allen 1998)

Outcomes:
reflection on one’s cultural background and thought that one is not typical member of its own culture

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