Nathalie Olivares Professor Marker January 24th, 2019 What Does Western Civilization Mean to You? In my opinion, Western Civilization means how society was able to function during a certain time period in a particular part of the world, and in this case, the western countries. It can also explain how the many different aspects, such as religion, language, art, and culture played a part in civilization. When I hear the term “Western Civilization”, the countries that come to mind are Europe, Canada, and the Americas. I also imagine that Western Civilization would be able to explain why these generations had to live the way they did, what resources did they have access to, what was a normal day for these civilians and so forth. that this begins at a specific time period, which I think would start around the 17th century up until now, because we are still evolving and constantly adjusting to new inventions that are made. For example, we started with the train, which was to get us from place to place. Then we came up with new ideas, such as the car, bus, and plane. There are so many more others, like how we first washed our clothes with a bucket and rag and hung our clothes out to dry, and now we have two separate machines to do each (the washer and the dryer). All in all, I feel Western Civilization is how the Western countries are learning to adjust to their surroundings and evolve to help society.