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1 UNIT I: Cultural Anthropology
Culture Cultural universals 1. Social Organization, 2. Customs & Traditions, 3. Language, 4. Arts & Literature, 5. Religion, 6. Forms of Government, 7. Economic Systems, 8. Technology Ethnocentrism Stereotype and Generalizations 5 Themes of Geography Location, Place, Human-Environmental interactions, Movement, Regions

2 Why do people practice religion?
Socio-economic Systems Communism Socialism Capitalism Government/Political Systems Direct Democracy, Democracy, Republic, Totalitarian Governments (Oligarchy, Constitutional Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Fascism, Dictatorship, Theocracy) Religion What is Religion? Why do people practice religion? Monotheism vs. Polytheism vs. Pantheism (Animism) Major Religions of the world

3 Unit 1: Guiding Questions
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Why do people/countries do what they do, according to Maslow? Culture How does my own ethnocentrism influence my interactions with other individuals and cultures? In a shrinking world (more globalized world) how do we interact with people who are different from us? What makes us who we are, both individually & as a society? How is culture shared? How do cultural differences affect interactions between cultures?

4 How does geography affect culture and cultural interactions?
5 Themes of Geography How does geography affect culture and cultural interactions? Is geography to blame for inequality/conflict in the world Government & Economics What are the positive and negative effects of different government and economic systems? What makes an individual or community “buy into” a system? Religion How and why do religions spread?

5 Unit 1: Cultural Anthropology
What is anthropology? Anthropos- Greek for Human -ology: Greek for __________. 2. What do Anthropologists study? Unit 1: Cultural Anthropology

6 5 themes of Geography Location Where is it?
Absolute location: degrees of latitude and longitude. Relative location: point of reference, e.g., near, far, a short drive. 5 themes of Geography

7 5 themes of Geography 2 . Place What is it like?
Physical Characteristics: landforms (mountains, plains, etc.) bodies of water (oceans, lakes, bay, etc.) ecosystems (soil, plants, animals, and climate) Human Characteristics – Bridges, dams, canals roads buildings culture language All places have features that distinguish them from other places. 5 themes of Geography

8 5 themes of Geography 3. Human/Environment Interaction
How do people interact with and change their environment? Dams, canals, fields, tunnels, pollution, How does the environment affect human life? (Activities, culture, food, disasters) 5 themes of Geography

9 5 themes of Geography 4. Movement
How are people and places linked by communication and the flow of people, ideas and goods? Transportation Communication Trade Patterns of movement such as migration linkages and connections 5 themes of Geography

10 5 themes of Geography 5. Regions
What are their unifying features and how do they form and change over time? Regions are a basic unit for geographic study. Geographers divide the world into regions to help them interpret events. Regions can be defined on the basis of: physical and human characteristics. For example: The Pacific Northwest, The Midwest, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa 5 themes of Geography





15 Step 4: Think as fast as you can. Step 5: There are no boundaries.
Come up with an explosion of ideas. Translate them into words, symbols, or pictures. Step 5: There are no boundaries. Think outside the box. Anything goes. Step 6: Don’t just too fast. Unrelated issues might be relevant later on. Think like you are brainstorming so you don’t get stuck on a word.


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