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Stefan culture project

  1. 1. I think I am 85% American, 5% German, 5% New Zealand, and 5% Australian.
  2. 2. SD on Family: <ul><li>I was born and raised in America like my mother and sister. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SD on Family: <ul><li>My dad was born in New Zealand and spent most of his life moving between New Zealand, Germany, and Australia. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SD on Family: <ul><li>My mother’s mother is Australian and her father is American. My dad’s mother is New Zealand and his father is German. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SD on Family: <ul><li>I live with my one sister, my father, and my mother. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SD on Family:
  7. 7. SD on Family: <ul><li>My Opa and Oma come to visit occasionally. My sister, mother, & I visit my mom’s mother every summer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. SD on Family:
  9. 9. SD on Family: <ul><li>My dad’s role is (at the moment) primary wage earner; does most of the laundry; and maintains our yard </li></ul><ul><li>My mom’s role in the family is she makes us dinner most every night unless we go out; she cleans; pays the bills; helps my sister and I do homework; and packs our lunches. </li></ul>
  10. 10. SD on Family: <ul><li>My role, somewhat small as well, I have to do my homework and do other chores around the house </li></ul><ul><li>My sister’s role is very simple; do her homework. </li></ul>
  11. 11. SD on Family: <ul><li>My mom keeps pictures of when she got married and when my sister and I were babies </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the books in our house are German and some of the best children’s books we have are from New Zealand </li></ul>
  12. 12. SD on Family:
  13. 13. SD on Family: <ul><li>Stefan is a German name, spoken with a German accent (it really doesn’t sound German when people besides my family pronounce it). </li></ul><ul><li>My mom and dad (and me) named my sister Nina, and it is very popular in Europe (It also means baby girl in Spanish). </li></ul>
  14. 14. SD on religion <ul><li>I believe that when you die, you go to heaven and through good deeds and work earn the right to be a human again. When you become human again you are placed inside another body (different from the one before). </li></ul>
  15. 15. SD on religion <ul><li>I think God is a sacred person because he created life as we know it </li></ul>
  16. 16. SD on religion <ul><li>My mom keeps a cross in our house and I have always thought of it as protection from anything bad ever happening to our house </li></ul>
  17. 17. SD on religion <ul><li>I’ve attended the same church since I was born and always feel safe and welcome there. I was baptized in my Grandma’s church in Cincinnati </li></ul>
  18. 18. SD on religion
  19. 19. SD on the individual (me) <ul><li>I feel that my culture is unique to me because I have adapted to it and that it fits me. I might have trouble adjusting into another’s culture if I moved to another country </li></ul>
  20. 20. SD on the individual (me) <ul><li>My personal space is small (even though I got first pick on what room I wanted) </li></ul>
  21. 21. SD on the individual (me)
  22. 22. SD on the individual (me) <ul><li>I have some private property that I don’t want to share (hey, it’s private!) </li></ul><ul><li>The things I like to do are play video games, read, draw comics, build Lego ships, play with my friends, build stick forts in my backyard, watch TV, and lots of other things </li></ul>
  23. 23. SD on the individual (me)
  24. 24. SD on the individual (me)
  25. 25. SD on the individual (me)
  26. 26. SD on the individual (me) <ul><li>I do swimming after school two days a week and I’m a Cub Scout (soon to be a Boy Scout) </li></ul><ul><li>I have lots of toys in my room that are somewhat outdated for me to play with that is because I think one day they will start to be collector’s items so I can sell them for a lot of money! </li></ul>
  27. 27. SD on community <ul><li>Greetings are the normal wave and “Hello!” or maybe a “How are you?” </li></ul><ul><li>Community etiquette is a normal American manner like to wait to say Grace before eating </li></ul>
  28. 28. SD on community <ul><li>Felix Bachofner is the Mayor of Seaside, CA </li></ul><ul><li>There are several schools in my community (ISM, Seaside High, Monterey Bay Christian, Ord Terrace, and others) </li></ul>
  29. 29. SD on community <ul><li>Laws in Seaside I suspect are like any other American community. </li></ul><ul><li>The attitude toward animals is to treat them with kindness. </li></ul>
  30. 30. SD on tradition <ul><li>The kind of food I eat is average American food like pasta or hot dogs but sometimes I have other foods like beef stroganoff and potstickers. </li></ul><ul><li>My family normally eats at the dining room table with plates, forks, knives, and spoons </li></ul>
  31. 31. SD on tradition <ul><li>My mom sings songs to me and my sister that her mother sang to her when she was little. Many are Australian. </li></ul><ul><li>The holidays my family celebrates are Christmas, Halloween, Lent, Thanksgiving, Easter, and other American holidays like July 4 th . </li></ul>
  32. 32. SD on tradition <ul><li>During Christmas we celebrate the German tradition of receiving a gift from the Christ child on Christmas Eve and mix it with American culture by opening more gifts from Santa on Christmas morning. </li></ul>
  33. 33. SD on tradition <ul><li>My parents keep paintings made by me and my sister and other bowls and sculptures from other countries </li></ul>
  34. 34. SD on tradition
  35. 35. SD on tradition <ul><li>The music I listen to is rap, pop, hip hop, and whatever is on the radio station </li></ul><ul><li>My family does not have any dances that are culturally based, but we like to dance in the living room sometimes. </li></ul>
  36. 36. SD on transportation <ul><li>My family travels mostly by car, then walking/hiking, biking, flying, and on special occasions, boating </li></ul>
  37. 37. SD on family currency (and mine) <ul><li>My family lives on a tight budget. If we want to buy something we believe we have to work for it first before spending. </li></ul>
  38. 38. SD on language <ul><li>The language my family speaks and writes is English. My dad speaks German with my Opa when they Skype. </li></ul><ul><li>We do use Australian/New Zealand & German phrases at home i.e. rubbish, essen, and nein </li></ul>
  39. 39. Conclusion <ul><li>I think I am 85% American, 5% German, 5% New Zealand, and 5% Australian, even though by birth I’m 25% American, 25% Australian, 25% New Zealand, and 25% German </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  40. 40. Conclusion <ul><li>I acquired my culture from my home, school, and the area I live </li></ul><ul><li>I have also acquired it by soaking up my surroundings when I was a baby </li></ul>
  41. 41. Conclusion <ul><li>And by the culture that my parents received from their upbringing </li></ul>