Tuesday, September 10, 2013

InterculturalCom: Cultural Values: Activity: U.S. Proverbs and Core Values Fa13

A proverb: "a short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept" (The American Heritage Dictionary).

Proverbs are typically used within a culture and are used to reinforce the values of that culture.

  • “Little children should be seen and not heard.”
  • “A woman’s place is in the home.”

Write 3 or 4 U.S. proverbs and then go back and see if you can identify the core value stressed in the proverb.

Source: Teaching Culture: Strategies for Intercultural Communication

"Proverbs from around the World" Google search.

The 50 most important English proverbs

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