Warm Up Questions
- Why do you think many immigrants have come to the USA?
- There are two major ideas related to multicultural societies: melting pot and mosaic. A melting pot is the idea that when immigrants arrive in a new country, they adopt the new culture. However, a cultural mosaic is the idea that the new country becomes richer when it adds immigrants’ culture to the new country’s existing culture. These ideas have also been referred to as soup and salad. In a soup, all the flavors are blended together. In a salad, the ingredients are distinct, but they complement each other. What type of society do you think America is? Why? Which expressions do you like best?