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DEFINITION: u Cultural Diffusion: the spreading of a cultural trait (material object, idea, or behavior pattern) from one society to another u Diffusion can also be viewed as a cultural ‘exchange’
Elements of Culture that have been ‘diffused’ into our current culture: u Foods: Chinese, Mexican, Indian u How many have eaten a fortune cookie?
Elements of Culture that have been diffused into other cultures: Baseball u Baseball was developed into the game it is now in the US in the late 18 th century. u What is the common saying here in the US? “As American as ______ “ u
Other examples of cultural diffusion:
Assignment: u You and a partner are required to find and research two different things on the internet that have been culturally diffused either into our culture, or from our culture into another’s culture.
Assignment, Continued: u u u You may use any resource on the web, but you must use a minimum of 3 different sites for each topic. There are many search engines that may help you find information, such as: www. google. com u Here are some other sites that will help you find other sites related to your topics: u www. yahoo. com www. ask. com www. loc. gov u u
Assignment, Continued, again… u Minimum of one page for each idea or concept u Include as many pictures as necessary along with your typewritten summaries u Due at the end of class, be ready to present your topics to your classmates tomorrow! u Be creative in your papers!