Do now: Min. of 5 lines…Which element of culture is most important to you and why?
Today, I will successfully (43/50 min) locate the 50 states. I will identify key elements of culture in the
Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America
Homework: Read and annotate* the Northeast,
Southeast and Plains region.
* (take notes and identify elements of culture)
What defines a group’s way of life.
Social Organization: Loosely defined social classes, low, middle, high
Customs and Traditions: Hot Dogs and Fireworks on the 4 th of July. Remembrance of 9-11-01
Religion: Judeo-Christian roots, but freedom to practice mostly anything.
Language: Not official
Arts and Literature: Highly valued
Forms of government: Currently, democratic-republic, originally republic
Economic systems: mixed (parts socialism and free enterprise)
Make sure your name is on the paper.
Level 0 when the test is out (it’ll be assumed that you’re cheating)
Don’t help people cheat (cover up your work)
Eyes on your paper (your cheating)
Cheating will result in a 0 and a call home!
Don’t leave anything blank, don’t quit, everyone has a brain…Use it!!!!
Once your quiz continue reading about Native
These people were heavily influenced by their environment.
Eskimo-Aleut language family
Population small and scattered
settled, small fishing villages
Homes made of sod/timber, in the extreme north
Seal and otter skins were well insolated and waterproof.
Swampy, piney forests
Alaska and Canada.
Western: Athabaskan speakers
Easter: Algonquian speakers inland
Used toboggans, snowshoes, and lightweight canoes for travel.
Small family groups hunted caribou
lived in easy to move tents. Also lived in underground dugouts.
Europeans interaction: economic/cultural shift from subsistence living to profit living