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This bundle includes a culture hyperdoc, culture poster assignment, culture research project, and culture vocabulary slides. Each item is also available for individual purchase
Are you looking for a way to make a topic more engaging, technological, and interactive? Well, then this is the product for you! 100% digital, this doc can be used to introduce or reinforce the study of culture.
Components/Skills of this doc:
Writing an argument
Collaboration with peers
Evidence from the text
Topics Covered in this doc:
What is Culture?
Comparing ancient civilizations
Product includes the link to the doc. Must have internet access. Doc is web-based. Video link is from YouTube. It may be blocked by school filter. If so, show the video whole class. You may need to create a Padlet, FlipGrid, and Answer Garden link for a few of the activities. Some activities may require Adobe flash. Be sure your school district gives students access to documents from outside of your school district.
This is an assignment for students to explore a culture of their choice (or one you assign).
It is a poster designed to illustrate and label the main aspects of culture. I recommend using white construction paper. If you complete digitally, Google Slides is a great resource.
Students will create an Aspects of Culture poster based on a culture. It should include all 10 aspects of culture, titles, 2-3 colored pictures, and captions. Create two rows with five columns. Create a poster that showcases all your culture has to offer and put your best effort forward. You will be graded on information, accuracy, grammar, spelling, and neatness.
Sample of USA poster included in the instructions. I also posted two student samples.
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.
Document is editable to meet your needs. Grading rubric is included.
Here is a preview:
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
his is a powerpoint with 25 words, definitions, and pictures of typical words associated with culture. Some words include beliefs, religion, matriarchal family, education, institution, etc. It's great to introduce students to the key elements of culture.