AN INTRODUCTION SOCIAL STUDIES: GRADE 8 Our Worldviews
Who are you? Your ideas, beliefs, attitudes, values and actions Identity: an individual’s perception of who he or she is; a sense of self. A person may have many identities depending on the groups to which he or she belongs.
What is a Worldview? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txez9sJUtaEwww.youtube.com/watch?v=Txez9sJUtaE Collection of values and beliefs about life that is common to a group of people Based on the way you act, react and feel about the world Not obvious (natural because you are a part of it)
What are some examples of Worldview? Aboriginal People vs Western World Elders are respected for wisdom All life is sacred and equally important Life is a circle Individuality is important Basic education should be available to all
Where do you belong? 1. What does the relationship between the Canadian government and its citizens show about a Canadian Worldview? 2. What does Canada’s view of its relationship with the rest of the world show about its Worldview? 3. Do we have a common view of how we as Canadians should act towards the rest of the world.
Factors Affecting and Changing Worldview P.10 Ideas and knowledge Science Art Spiritual beliefs Contact with other groups Interactions Culture, language Geography Where a group lives Climate Ressources, region
Elements of Society Affected by Worldview Social Systems: organization and relationships amoung people Political and Economic Systems: relating to the way government is organized Culture: the way of life of a group of people Resources: means available to a society to achieve a goal P.9
A couple of other things to know related to Worldview What is a perspective? Ways of looking at the world What is multiculturalism? Many cultures What is a society? Groups of people linked by common activities Share a location