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2 CultureCulture

3 What is Culture?

4 Culture like an iceberg Language Food Appearance How we communicate What we believe Our attitudes What we value How we see the world

5 Sign in South African Factory Intention of the poster: ”Danger! Be careful when carrying a long and heavy board.” Interpretation of the South African workers: “A little boy is following an adult person. The sun is shining.” 3 dimensional 2 dimensional

6 Practical Exercise 1 Life in an elevator

7 The idea of Personal Space Public Space –In crowded places Personal Space –With family –With friends –With Strangers Photo from the work of E.T. Hall Antropologist - born 1914

8 Communication is like an iceberg Verbal communication Non verbal Communication

9 What is happening in this picture?

10 What is this man saying?

11 A Test!

12 What is she saying? a. I'm scared like a rabbit b. I've been hearing things about you c. I'm angry

13 Correct Answer c. I am angry

14 a. I don't believe you b. I wish I hadn't seen that c. I am looking at a very handsome man

15 Correct answer a. I don’t believe you

16 a. Good luck to you b. You will always be number one for me c. Obscene gesture

17 Correct answer c. Obscene gesture

18 Exploring Culture

19 Key Ideas Monochronic Mono = 1 (from Greek) Chronic = time (also from Greek) Polychronic Poly = many ( also from Greek)

20 Culture Spectrum Monochronic Polychronic Likes exact plans Likes to improvise Does not like disruptionCan deal with disruption Like to work on one thing at a timeLikes working on many things Believes in facts and figuresplays with facts and figures Time is taken seriouslyTime is flexible Rules are observedRules can be got around CULTURE CONTACT Munich * New York ♦ ♦

21 Which Culture is better? Monchronic or Polychronic?

22 Which of these games is better? Chess Scrabble SoccerTennis

23 The answer is… Like this reflection, they are the same but different

24 End Points You have made your first steps in understanding culture Remember look and listen Try to be in the other persons shoes There is no better or worse just different

25 Culture is everywhere! Music Dance Drama Religion Family Celebrations Even your name!

26 Cultural Quiz 1. Dances

27 Question 1 Clogging is an American dance from the Appalachian, characterised by rousing fiddle an bluegrass music. The Appalachians were German Polish Irish English

28 Answer is Polish 5 points

29 Question 2 Flamenco is the traditional song and Dance of the gypsies (Flamencos) of Andalusia in Southern Spain. Flamenco Music is played on the: Drum Guitar Piano Violin

30 Answer is Guitar 5 points

31 Question 3 The highland fling is a Scottish dance performed by men dancing on a shield(targ) which they carried into battle. The quick foot work is because: Most shields carried a pinpoint sharp spike of steels projecting 10/12 cms from the centre They danced without shoes The enemy was coming close The dancers were professionals

32 Answer is Most shields carried a pinpoint sharp spike of steels projecting 10/12 cms from the centre 5 points

33 Question 4 Kathkali is a form of Indian folk Dance celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The word Kathkali means: Tribute to God Happiness Celebration Story play

34 Answer is Story play 5 points

35 Question 5 Belly Dancing is popular in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa, but it originated in Iran and the orient. Belly Dancing is usually shown as an exotic dance performed for men but for Saudi women the dance itself was actually: Considered to be sacred and not for men at all Done by men Ritual dance for a man you want to marry A dance celebrating wealth and prosperity

36 Answer is Considered to be sacred and not for men at all 5 points

37 Question 6 Early ballets were very lavish and given in the courts of Renaissance Italy. In They took place usually between courses during feasts or banquets. The story of the ballet related to: The menu being served Poems and stories of the day Acrobatic exercises Animals in nature

38 Answer is The menu being served 5 points

39 Question 7 The Polish dance the Polka is a lively dance in 2/4 time using three quick steps and a hop. It is names from the Czech word ‘pulka’ meaning: Party Hop Dance Half-step

40 Answer is Half-step 5 points

41 Question 8 English Country dance was first documented officially in A great deal of english country dance was written by : Queen Victoria’s Court Local land owners Beethoven and Mozart Music teachers

42 Answer is Beethoven and Mozart 5 Points

43 Question 9 The history of Irish dance shows the influences of migration and invasion. The Celts brought their folk dances over 2,000 years ago. In the 16th Century these dances were performed for: Weddings Military parades Royalty Money in local pubs

44 Answer is Royalty 5 points

45 Question 10 One type of movement in Japanese dance is called ‘mai’ which consists of simple movements such as a slow shuffle and circular movements. These dances are performed by: Professional dancers Children Anyone who wants to learn Women only

46 Answer is Anyone who wants to learn 5 points

47 Bonus Question! One of the many things these culture share is a love of Money American Idol Dance War

48 Answer is Dance 5 points

49 Tie break In Portugal the Fado is: A dance A salad A form of singing A fish

50 Answer is A form of singing 10 Points

51 Culture Quiz 2 Crafts

52 Question 1 Bermuda: Coffee beans Corn Husks Rabbit fur Banana Leaves

53 Answer is Banana Leaves 5 points

54 Question 2 Canada Moose hides Wheat Coffee beans Banana Leaves

55 Answer is Wheat 5 points

56 Question 3 Turk & Caicos: Coffee beans Sea shells Palm Fronds Corn Husks

57 Answer is Palm Fronds 5 points

58 Question 4 Costa Rica Wheat Sea shells Coffee beans Pine Cones

59 Answer is Coffee beans 5 points

60 Question 5 Austria: Pine cones Sea shells Rabbit fur Coffee beans

61 Answer is Pine cones 5 points

62 Question 6 Russia: Sea shells Moose hide Palm fronds Rabbit fur

63 Answer is Rabbit fur 5 points

64 Material adopted from Workshops on eTwinning Camp Anne Gilleran


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