I've decided that I want my students to understand more than just the basics of what culture is and how it applies to learning a language and about themselves in general.
I use the main concepts given by ACTFL: products, practices, perspectives. First, I make sure that they understand what those things mean, how they differ, and how they work together.
Next, I have them looking at the idea of drive-thrus and what they say about the American culture.
Then, I have give them an example of a part of my personal culture.
Lastly, I have the assignment that they are going to tell me a little about a piece of their own culture.
I also included a few resources about adding culture into your classroom.
Hope you find this helpful!