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1 Elements of Culture What makes a culture? WG.16.B describe elements of culture, INCLUDING language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies [READINESS STANDARD] YSLETA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

2 Which words are you familiar with, and which do you not yet know? Sociological Traits Ideological Traits Technological Traits LanguageBeliefs and Customs Institutions Educational System Political System Cultural Pattern

3 What does this show us about culture? TECHNOLOGICALSOCIOLOGICAL IDEOLOGICAL

4 What do you have to know to get this joke? darn Where tools do you see? (Technological) What language do you see? (Sociological) What stories do you see? (Ideological) Who would get this joke?

5 Which cultures seen are you familiar with? Are we seeing visible, or invisible culture? What do we NOT see?

6 What cultural traits might this continent have in common? How did that happen?

7 Do you recognize these holidays? Why or why not?

8 What is the purpose of “language”?

9 What is the purpose of “technology”?

10 What is the purpose of “ideology”?

11 Let’s see what we know… Which are you ready to answer, and which do you need a peek? Cultural traits can be numerous and varied, but can roughly be divided into three categories. First, sociological traits are those that are involved in interaction between individuals and other members of a group, i.e., family, school, or church. Secondly ideological traits are those that are associated with a society’s belief systems. These may include ideas, convictions, faith, or legends as well as how they are transmitted. Thirdly, technological traits are the tools, skills, and techniques that a society possesses to meet the needs of the members of that group, i.e., food, clothing, housing, defense, or material goods. The traits in the three groups do not always exist in isolation. They can be interrelated and influence each other. Using the reading, into which group(s) would the religion of a culture primarily fall? A sociological B ideological C technological D all three groups

12 Let’s see what we know… Which are you ready to answer, and which do you need a peek? Using the reading, into which group(s) would the education or schooling of a culture fall? F sociological G ideological H technological J all three groups Using the reading, into which group(s) would the language of a culture primarily fall? A sociological B ideological C technological D all three groups

13 Talk to each other, and then talk to me… WG.16.B describe elements of culture, INCLUDING language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies. What makes a culture? Use the word wall words to answer.

14 Resources capture.htmlhttp://cultureby.com/2008/10/culture- capture.html 7-Elements-of-Culturehttp://www.docstoc.com/docs/ /The- 7-Elements-of-Culture


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