Understanding American Culture and Customs










1. America: Land of Opportunity
2. The Fourth of July
3. The U.S. Federal Government
4. Christmas - A Holiday of Traditions
5. New Year's Day – A Holiday of New Beginnings
6. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – To Remember a Civil Rights Leader
7. Valentine's Day – A Holiday of Love and Friendship
8. St. Patrick's Day – A Holiday to Celebrate the Irish
9. Passover - A Jewish Holiday of Remembering
10. Easter – An Important Christian Holiday
11. Mother's Day – A Holiday to Honor Motherhood
12. Father's Day - A Holiday to Honor Fatherhood
13. Memorial Day – A Holiday to Remember Fallen Soldiers
14. Labor Day – A Holiday to Honor Workers
15. Columbus Day –A Holiday to Remember an Explorer
16. Halloween – A Holiday for Costumes and Candy
17. Veterans Day – A Holiday Honoring All Soldiers
18. Chanukah – A Holiday of Lights
19. Thanksgiving - Families Coming Together
20. Lottery – A Chance at Millions
21. One Country, Many Taxes
22. Medical Insurance – Making it Easier to Get Health Care
23. Immigration – A Broken System
24. Community Colleges (1)
25. Community Colleges (2)
26. Elementary Schools in the U.S.
27. Middle Schools in the U.S.
28. High School in the U.S.
29. Homeschooling
30. Parent-Teacher Conferences
31. Private Schools – An Expensive Educational Alternative
32. The California College System
33. Driving in the United States
34. Pasadena Rose Parade
35. Selfies
36. Apartment Pets
37. Non-traditional Wakes
38. Homelessness in Los Angeles
39. Paramedics
40. September 11th
41. The California Redwoods and Giant Sequoias
42. The California Highway Patrol
43. The Golden Gate Bridge
44. The San Francisco Cable Cars
45. Car Chase Television
46. Los Angeles Coroner's Office
47. Museum Mile in New York City
48. A Building for the Empire State
49. The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World
50. Rockefeller Center - Top of the Rock
51. Manhattan, New York City
52. Las Vegas, Nevada
53. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
54. The Cinco de Mayo Celebration
55. The Attack on Pearl Harbor
56. Funeral Customs in the United States
57. The John F. Kennedy Assassination
58. Social Class in the United States
59. Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
60. Chicago – The Windy City
61. Boston - A Revolutionary City
62. A Nation is Born
63. The American Civil War
64. Fires that Changed Cities
65. A Bewitched City
66. The United Nations in New York City
67. New York City - The Big Apple
68. The World Trade Center
69. Central Park
70. The Marlboro Man
71. The Beatles
72. The Griffith Observatory
73. One Country, Many Religions
74. Woodstock: Defining a Generation
75. The Veteran's Administration
76. Married With Children
77. Facebook
78. Don't be Tardy to the Party
79. A Bridal Shower
80. A Baby Shower
81. A Housewarming Party
82. The Wedding Reception I
83. The Wedding Reception II
84. Bride and Groom Traditions
85. Theme Parties
86. Helicopter versus Free Range Moms
87. Attachment Parenting
88. A Kid's Party for Adults
89. When a Kid Becomes an Adult
90. Who Will Take Care of Mom and Dad
91. Vacation Time
92. Camping
93. Renting an Apartment (1)
94. Renting an Apartment (2)
95. What is in a Lease (1)
96. What is in a Lease (2)
97. Public Housing
98. Applying for Public Housing
99. Section 8
100. Baseball: The National Pastime
101. Southern California Theme Parks
102. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
103. The land of Mobile Dining
104. Venice Beach and Boardwalk
105. The La Brea Tar Pits
106. Space Shuttle Endeavour
107. The Demolition Derby
108. California's Earthquakes
109. Free Summer Fun
110. Paying Your Fare
111. Library Resources
112. Finding a job in California
113. The Backyard Barbeque
114. The Blended Family
115. Keeping a Diary for Your Health
116. Santa Anita Race Track
117. Miniature Golf
118. Working Out in L.A.
119. Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood
120. Catalina Island
121. Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan
122. Couch Potatoes
123. The Los Angeles County Fair
124. Bilingual Is Better
125. Casey Anthony: America's Most Hated Woman
126. The Star Wars Phenomenon
127. Star Trek
128. The Nuclear Bombing of Japan

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