I just got the opportunity to teach an American Culture class. What is American culture? What is American?
Jazz has African roots and rock n’ roll has British roots. Baseball is a variation of the British game Rounders. British Rugby is the grandfather of American football. Bagels originated from Poland and donuts originated from Holland.
American culture encompasses many cultures. Whenever I teach this class I like to begin by asking “What is American?”. It is a good starting point. The beauty of America is that it is a smorgasbord os many cultures.
American culture is like the American language – a mixture of many cultures and influences.