Presentation on theme: "Week 4 Vocab Culture Ethnic group – There are numerous ethnic groups in the USA. Dialect – Do you say “soda” or “pop”? Monarchy – Prince William and Duchess."— Presentation transcript:
Week 4 Vocab Culture Ethnic group – There are numerous ethnic groups in the USA. Dialect – Do you say “soda” or “pop”? Monarchy – Prince William and Duchess Kate Dictator – Syria’s Assad has started to move towards a dictatorship style of rule. democracy cultural diffusion – How did cultural diffusion occur before current technology? civilization – Egypt, India, Iraq, China economic systems – Which type of economic system do we have in the US? culture region – The Southern states would be considered a culture region (similar food, dialect, religious beliefs)
Culture What is Culture? What is Ethnocentrism? – The belief in the inherent superiority of one’s own culture or ethnic group. – A tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one’s own.
Culture is like an iceberg, its huge but we only see a small piece of it Clothing ArtsFoodGames Literature Beliefs in equality Ideas of beauty Concepts of Time Social relationships Beliefs about religion Beliefs about government Relation- ship to nature Attitude towards change
Culture There are 5 traits geographers look at to determine a culture Social Groups, Religion, Government and Economics, Culture Regions, and Language
Thursday Sept. 19 th, 2013 Agenda CNN News/DMQ Elements of Culture Page 77 Q’s 1&2 (Discussion with your seat partner) Get out your 3 P’s Elements of Culture Sheet (you will need this for CNN Student News today!!) CNN Student News Notes and Responses due tomorrow!!
Language Sharing a language is the strongest bonds between people Dialects also unify groups within the larger culture. They use the same words but with different pronunciations Ex. Slang and “Teen Talk”
Religion Religions help people answer basic questions about life’s meanings People who share religious beliefs feel a strong connection to each other Sometimes religious belief can divide people.
Social Groups There are many different types of groups in a society. Family is usually the most important, but class/socioeconomic status can also play a big role Geographers look at how they are alike and how they are different. Ethnic Groups are cultures within other cultures
Government Different types of government reflect cultures. Governments are based on shared values. How they are organized and who holds power is reflective of cultural values
$ € Economy £ ¥ How people earn a living varies in different cultures Traditional-based on beliefs and customs Market-based on freedom, personal choice Command-based on government control
Culture Region Includes countries that have certain traits in common. – Gov/Econ types – Language – Histories – Social groups – Religions – Art forms
History A shared history shapes how people view the world Stories reveal ideas that are important to a culture Good and bad experiences are celebrated and remembered
Daily Life Clothing (traditional and modern) Housing (types of housing, construction materials) Food What they eat How they eat it How they eat it When they eat When they eat
Arts Arts provide insight into what is beautiful and important to a culture Sculpture, painting, music, dance, literature, etc. People express their culture and beliefs' through their art