For each of the Culture of English-Speaking Countries course fact sheets, I’ve made a corresponding PowerPoint presentation that more or less follows the same line of content to be used as visual support during the fact sheet lecture.
I put these presentations together about two years ago, so a few of the statistics may have changed; however, the enduring cultural information is accurate. Like the fact sheets, these presentations use simple English and often really simplify what can be some very complex topics. As always in culture classes, the teacher should emphasize that each country has many individuals and so we cannot and should not over-generalize; we can just notice trends and traditions practiced by large groups of a population.
*This particular PPT has a quiz about American social norms at the beginning; the questions and answers came from another website. I left the answers unchanged but disagreed with a few of them. I use it as a good opportunity to further discuss with students differences even within one country’s culture.
Please feel free to use, edit, and share them as needed.
To download the PowerPoint presentation for America, click here: BE USA PPT
This PowerPoint presentation compliments the America Fact Sheet from an earlier post.