2 DIRECTIONS:Work with a partner to complete worksheet #1: Features of CultureThink of one example common to people in the U.S. or the country where you were bornYou will have 8 minutes and then we will share
4 REMEMBER: CULTURE IS A COMPLEX CONCEPT EVERYONE HAS A CULTURE CULTURE SHAPES HOW WE SEE THE WORLD, OURSELVES, AND OTHERS.
5 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT AN ICEBERG? (Discuss with your group) What do you know about the size and shape of an iceberg?How much of an iceberg is above the water?How much of an iceberg is underwater?
6 Only about 1/8 of an iceberg is visible above the water. THE REST IS BELOW
7 CULTURE IS VERY SIMILAR TO AN ICEBERG. It has some aspects that are visible and many others that can only be suspected, guessed, or learned as understanding of the culture grows.Like an iceberg, the visible part of culture is only a small part of a much larger whole.
8 DIRECTIONS:In groups of four look at the features of cultures on the sentence stripsDecide if the features are visible or invisibleYou will have 5 minutes
9 Use the information in the graphic to re-examine your choices Determine if changes need to be madeOnce your decisions are final, use tape to place your answers on the glacier model
10 BELOW THE WATER - INVISIBLE ABOVE THE WATER - VISIBLE CHECK YOUR ANSWERSBELOW THE WATER - INVISIBLEBeliefs about hospitalityImportance of timeValuesBeliefs about child raisingAttitudes about personal space/privacyBeliefs about the responsibilities of children and teensConcept of fairnessNature of friendshipIdeas about clothingConcept of selfWork ethnicReligious beliefsConcept of beautyRules of polite behaviorAttitude toward ageThe role of familyGeneral worldviewABOVE THE WATER - VISIBLEStyles of dress Ways of greeting people Paintings Literature Gestures to show you understand what has been told to you Holiday customs Music Dancing Celebrations Foods Greetings Facial expressions and hand gestures Religious rituals
11 In most cases the invisible aspects of culture influence or cause the visible ones. Ideas about modesty might affect styles of dressReligious beliefs might influence holiday celebrations, paintings and music
12 CULTURE IS JUSTONE OF NUMEROUSINFLUENCESON BEHAVIOR.