The following is a project in which students use their knowledge and understanding of the Culture Unit of study in Sociology to create their own make believe culture.
Students are asked to create the following for their culture:
- Language and Methods of Communication
- Norms and Sanctions
- Material Culture
- Cultural Particulars (based on Cultural Universals list)
- Examples of Types of Culture (Pop, Elite, and Folk)
This activity comes with a Requirements Handout and Grading Rubric.
This is a great formative assessment to gain insight into how much students know prior to an exam and/or a great alternative assessment rather than giving an exam/test.
This activity can also be used with World History and Non-Western Studies classes with minor adaptations.