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CULTURAL LANDSCAPE A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE IS THE HUMAN IMPRINT ON THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT—THE LANDSCAPE AS MODIFIED BY PEOPLE AND THE PLANTS THEY GROW, THE ANIMALS THEY CARE FOR, AND THE STRUCTURES THEY BUILD MAKE UP A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE.
OFF WE GO… You are going to visit another country and stay with a host family. You don't yet know which country you'll visit; that will remain a surprise until the last minute. When you get off the plane in this country, you'll be taken to meet your host family. Besides the obvious question of which country you'll be visiting, what are your biggest questions about this experience? What are you most interested in finding out? What are your biggest concerns? Find a partner, discuss your answers. Write down
WHY STUDY CULTURE? CNN STUDENT NEWS What cultures did the news cast cover? What did you learn about the cultures covered in the news? How does learning about these cultures help us as a nation/as a planet? What things do you feel you need to learn about other cultures? What things do you think people of other nations should know about ours?
REVIEW: WHAT ARE THE 7 ELEMENTS OF CULTURE? Language Traditions Religion Recreation / Entertainment Clothing/Shelter/Food Values Government
WANT SOME EXTRA CREDIT? Get into groups of 3 or 4. It is time now to put your improvising and acting skills to the test. Come up before the class and act out the culture that would be found in the environment on the screen. The scene may change, so be ready to think quickly on how to act out different cultures. Keep in mind the 7 elements of culture and how you might use these to act out your roles. You will have 2 chances, the class will vote on who they think showed culture the best. Whoever wins will get extra credit on the next test.
NOW, LETS DEFINE WHAT YOUR CULTURE IS LIKE. What language do you speak? What customs or traditions do you practice? What type of shelter do you live in? What type of entertainment or recreation do you participate in? What type of government do you live under? What values do your parents hold? What type of religion do you practice? Think about these things to create your own culture web.
DEFINE U. S. CULTURE Look through the magazines and find picture or pictures that show the elements of U. S. culture. Work in groups to find picture representations of the 7 elements of culture. Look back at your own web. Think of three things in your home that represent your family’s individual culture. Write these things in your journal and then share them with your partner. Write down your partners items in your journal as well.
CLOSING What element of culture do you think links ethnic groups together the most ? What element of culture divides ethnic groups the most? Explain your reasoning. Write the following answers in your journal.
WARM UP How is the world culture different from when your parents were in middle school? Why do cultures change over time?
CHANGE Working with your partner generate three statements about change. For example, change is necessary for growth. Change As we continue on through this unit we will look for evidence to support our generalizations.
GLOBALIZATION Globalization – is the process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. It means that goods made in Thailand are sold in the U. S. and that music from Jay-Z is listened to by people in Japan. As goods and ideas move, so does culture. Cultures are diluted and mixed, meanwhile new ones are created. How has your culture been changed by others?
GLOBALIZATION Globalization http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Ltmvksv. Svtc Thinking questions: 1) Why do you think the film maker made this film? 2) What are the benefits of Globalization? What are the drawbacks? 1) Do you think that Globalization does more harm or more good, explain your reasoning.
CULTURAL DIFFUSION One of the problems with Globalization is cultural diffusion. Looking at the pictures, how would you define cultural diffusion?
CULTURAL DIFFUSION Cultural Diffusion is the spreading out of culture, culture traits, or a cultural pattern from a central point. Why does this happen?
INVENTION VS. INNOVATION People seek the best pleasurable and labor saving devices. Innovation – a new idea, use of technology or practice Invention- a device or tool that had not previously been invented Invention and innovation bring both the desire for global products and often the means to get them
WHAT DO ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE IN COMMON?
DOMESTICATION Domestication is the raising of a plant or animal to be used by humans.
HUMAN MIGRATION Another reason for Cultural Diffusion is Human Migration As people move, so does culture-which causes change
HOW ARE THESE EXAMPLES OF CULTURAL CHANGE Are these positive or negative changes?
REVIEW Working with a partner list, illustrate and explain • 2 inventions in transportations that have led to cultural change • 2 inventions in communications that have brought cultural change • What invention has created the greatest changes in culture?