Skip to main content

American Culture 201: American Values

Retelling Histories of Home


How has the history of a place that you have called home – or a place that you have lived in while not at home – been shaped by a history of race, ethnicity, class, religion, or other form of difference? How are you connected to or disconnected from this history? How does knowing this history help you see this place in a new way? NOTE: this place does NOT have to be in the United States.

In your answer, aim to make the familiar strange by seeing this place through new eyes – by discovering something surprising about this place (in the past or present) as you explore anew a place that you are connected to.