Assignment: Timeline, journal entry, 1-page informal essay, or 2-minute presentation
Talking about what you typically do each day can seem simple and boring, but it is actually a very complex process full of cultural and societal rules, norms, customs, and traditions. Think about an average day in your life, and document what you do. For example, you might write "Wake up, eat breakfast, go to school" to describe your morning routine, but consider these questions:
-Do you sleep in a Western bed or on a futon on the floor?
-Do you usually eat a “Western” breakfast or a traditional one? Who prepares it?
-Do you live with your parents/siblings/grandparents or alone?
-How do you get to school or work—walk, bike, drive or take the local train?
These are just some example questions to get you thinking, so don’t answer each question, but instead use them as a guide to write your assignment!