Wrapping up a unit on culture? Want your students to research a particular culture?
Well than this is the assignment for you! This assignment will allow students to work collaboratively on a Google Slides presentation, researching a culture of their choice while incorporating the aspects of culture into their work.
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Directions: With a partner or small group, create a Google Slides presentation on a culture/country of your choice. Research the aspects of culture of that particular country/culture and then put your final information into your presentation.
Slides Organization: Include a title slide with your names, culture/country name, and a related image(s). Each body slide should focus on a different aspect of culture. It must include the appropriate information and an image(s). If you need to divide one aspect/topic into more than one slide, that is okay.
Optional piece: Last slide: 30 sec - 1 min video clip of you interviewing someone from your culture (parent, grandparent, neighbor, etc.) Must be 25 years old or older. *More information about the interview is on the back.
1. Background of Culture
Time: Year the culture began
Geographic Features: Physical features of the area
Physical Description of people: What people looked like
Values: Things that were important to the people
Symbols: Visual images that represent the culture
Technology: Types of technology in the culture
Division of Labor: Jobs
Trade: Items culture traded
Money: Money system or unit of money
Transportation: Types of ways people moved around
4. Food, Clothing, Shelter
Food: Types of foods grown, eaten, and traded. Includes methods of production
Clothing: Types of clothing and jewelry worn
Shelter: Types of houses and shelters
Government: Describe the branches of type of government
Law enforcement: Leaders or officials or systems used to maintain order & laws
Military: Any form of military to protect people
Family Groupings: Who belonged to a family?
Child Training: Jobs and skills of children
Rites of Passage: Significant events in a child’s life that show growth/maturity
7. Attitude Toward the Unknown
Religious Beliefs: Beliefs in gods, goddesses, spirits, etc.
Religious Practices: Ways people worshiped, honored gods, or other religious ceremonies
Death Rituals: How and where dead people were buried or honored; any afterlife traditions or beliefs
Language & Writing System: Language of the culture, type of writing system or ways to communicate with each other
Number System: Describe the numbers used by this culture
9. Arts & Esthetic Values
Art: Any type of art
Music: Types of music and instruments
Dance: Types of dances or reasons for specific dances
Drama: Any types of plays or musical performed by the culture for entertainment
Literature: Famous pieces or types of literature of this culture
Games & Sports: Games and sports played by this culture
Use of Free Time: List and describe how people enjoyed their free time