05 December, 2008

American Culture

Mom's English subject this semester is American Culture. You've allready helped her out telling about where you live but here she goes asking for help again!

Exams are coming up, and according to (at least one of) my teachers you need to know stuff outside the curriculum to get good grades.. Sooo.. If anyone knows any good links, please let me know! I'm pretty sure we'll get something about the election. And - since Obama won - something along the lines of Lincoln - Martin Luther King Jr - Obama and/or economy. But good history sites and stuff about religion and it's importance is great too.

I realise I'm not sure what I'm looking for and that it's hard to know, but IF you know about something just comment here or e-mail me at ane @ whipmops . net (I'm sure you know the drill with removing the spaces). I use any good Internet sources I find, but sometimes the good ones are well hid and I don't have the time to do any major research.

Oh.. No post is fun without pix, right? So i found a few from last years trip to the US and Canada.

Anna getting kisses from Peruvian Dog Con (he's a hairy variety of the hairless kind).
Cellery soda.. now there's a weird American thing. Allthough from what Ellen said it's not really too common ;)
Sitting in the back (where the dogs used to be - so no seats) of the car heading off somewhere..
THIS is why I tend to make silly faces in pictures.. Hahahaha... I'm not sure if I look depressed or just annoyed with Anna and the camera. I am, however, drinking Saratoga. Ellen was rather good at giving us lokal drinks.. It also makes it easeier to remember that the American victory at Saratoga was important during the War of Independence.

A Norwegian twist... Having some sort of evening meal on the pavement in downtown New York.


Oh well.. back to the books, huh..

Ane

10 comments:

Simba said...

Looks like they had a fun time.

Simba x

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom says she's heard they are beaWOOtiful places to visit -

Good lukhk to your mom with the amerikhak khulture thing - that is akhtually almost an oxymoron these days -

She's not sure we have much to offer but if woo have any questions, please feel free to paw mail me at khyrash at the gmail dot thingie!

Hugz&WEEKENDKhysses,
Khyra

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ane!
oh what a great post!
i bet your american history classes are much better than all the ones i had in school. looking back, why are my history teachers the least motivated or on task? i remember my AP History teacher did not even get us to the civil war before the end of the semester. no wonder i did not opt to take the AP test!
:)
m

Mango said...

Bajas -
I don't think you can talk about American culture without talking about baseball and football (the real kind). The peoples not only watch it all the time, but they use it in everyday conversation to explain things

I will think about it some more.

Slobbers,
Mango

Puglette said...

oh my goodness, you know more than we do about american history...i did not know that about saratoga! it just made me think of saratoga, california where my sister used to live! i will put on my thinking cap!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

The Devil Dog said...

Hmmm, we shall have to think about that and get back to you.

Roxy

Lorenza said...

I am sure our american friends will help you with your task!
Celery drink? Hmmmmm
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sandy said...

Checkout the Library of Congress sites. They have digitized a lot of American history documents (www.loc.gov) on the American Memory Project site. Also, the government has www.usa.gov with a lot of materials for students and teachers. And there is www.c-span.org.

Nancy and the fatties said...

If you google the Alamo it might be interesting to get the Mexican side of the story of this famous battle in Texas history -not sure if that will help u...
Hugs from Texas!!!

Joe Stains said...

I agree with Mango, google the MLB and the NFL! Mom sure never has had celery soda!