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OUR WORLDVIEWS TEXTBOOK: SOCIAL STUDIES 8 SCAVENGER HUNT 1. WRITE THE YEAR, YOUR NAME, AND YOUR TEXTBOOK’S CONDITION ON THE BACK OF THE FRONT COVER. 2. FLIP TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, FIND WHERE THE GLOSSARY STARTS. COPY THE DEFINITION OF “VALUE” ON A PIECE OF PAPER. FLIP TO PAGE 10. RECORD THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT WORLVIEW (HINT: LOOK AT THE PICTURE). 3. FIND PAGE 229 AND RECORD THE DEFINITION FOR “ECOLOGICAL ZONE”. WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS DEFINITION? WHAT DID YOU NOTICE ABOUT WORLDS BOLDED IN RED? 4. FIND PAGE 239. WHAT IS THE POINT OF THE FOUR QUESTIONS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE? 5. FLIP TO PAGE 298. WHAT IS THE TITLE OF THIS SECTION? HOW WOULD THIS PAGE HELP YOU PREPARE FOR A UNIT TEST?
Our Worldviews AN INTRODUCTION SOCIAL STUDIES: GRADE 8
Who are you? �Your ideas, beliefs, attitudes, values and actions �Identity: an individual’s perception of who he or she is; a sense of self. A person may have many identities depending on the groups to which he or she belongs.
What is a Worldview? �http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Txez 9 s. JUta. E �Collection of values and beliefs about life that is common to a group of people Based on the way you act, react and feel about the world Not obvious (natural because you are a part of it)
What is a value and a belief? �A moral standard or principle of behaviour of a person or group �Something accepted as true �
What are some examples of Worldview? �Aboriginal People vs Western World ü Elders are respected for wisdom ü Individuality is important ü All life is sacred and equally important ü Basic education should be available to all ü Life is a circle
Where do you belong? 1. What does the relationship between the Canadian government and its citizens show about a Canadian Worldview? 2. What does Canada’s view of its relationship with the rest of the world show about its Worldview? 3. Do we have a common view of how we as Canadians should act towards the rest of the world.
Factors Affecting and Changing Worldview �P. 10 �Ideas and knowledge Science Art Spiritual beliefs �Contact with other groups Interactions Culture, language �Geography Where a group lives Climate Ressources, region
Elements of Society Affected by Worldview �Social Systems: organization and relationships amoung people �Political and Economic Systems: relating to the way government is organized �Culture: the way of life of a group of people �Resources: means available to a society to achieve a goal �P. 9
A couple of other things to know related to Worldview �What is a perspective? Ways of looking at the world �What is multiculturalism? Many cultures �What is a society? Groups of people linked by common activities Share a location
WHAT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW?
1. What different things contribute to someone's worldview? 1. What is an example of a worldview an aboriginal person may have? 1. Name three things that shape our worldview. 1. Define multiculturalism
How Can You Find Out More About Someone Else’s Worldview?