Culture Worksheet: great for all ages!

Culture Worksheet: great for all ages!
Culture Worksheet: great for all ages!
Culture Worksheet: great for all ages!
Culture Worksheet: great for all ages!
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In prehistoric times, bands of humans that lived near one another began to develop shared ways of doing things: common ways of dressing, similar hunting practices, and favorite animals to eat. These shared traits were the first beginnings of what anthropologists and historians call culture
Culture is the way of life of a group of people. Culture includes common practices of a society, its shared understandings, and its social organization. By overcoming individual differences, culture helps ti unify the group.

Components of Culture
Common Practices Shared Understandings Social Organizations
• What people eat
• Clothing and adornment
• Sports
• Tools and technology
• Social customs
• Work • Language
• Symbols
• Religious beliefs
• Values
• The arts
• Political beliefs • Family
• Class and caste structure
• Relationships between individual and community
• Government
• Economic systems
• View of authority

How Culture is Learned:
People are not born knowing about culture. Instead, they must learn culture. Generally, individuals learn culture in two ways. First, they observe and imitate the behavior of people in their society. Second, people in their society directly teach the culture to them, usually through spoken or written language.

Below is a diagram of Observation and Imitation (Green), and direct teaching of culture (Blue)

Connections to today:
1. In US Culture, which shared understanding do you think is the most powerful? Why? Give examples to support your reasoning

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