Chapter 3 The Worlds People Chapter 3.1 Vocabulary Culture Monarchy Ethnic group Cultural Dialect diffusion Civilization Culture region democracy Dictatorship Culture Culture is the way of life of people who share similar beliefs and customs Social Scientist look at eight elements called traits Graphic Organizer ; Elements of Culture Draw Elements Example Social Groups Culture Elements-Social groups Different groups of people in a society Ethnics groups are people who share a common history, language, religion or some other physical characteristics Elements of Culture Language Religion Sharing a common language is Is an important part of culture. a powerful element of culture Dialect is a local form of a language that differs from the same language in other areas Y’all vs U’ons Pop vs soda Religious beliefs vary around the world Differences cause struggle in many countries Iraq- Sunni and Shia Muslim United States –Christianity vs Political issues ( same sex marriage) Elements of Culture Daily Life- what and how you eat; what you wear; what kind of home you live in. History- Celebrating the past; holidays Arts- dance, music, literature, Economy- how people in a society earn a living; farming, manufacturing, providing services All of these elements contribute to defining a persons culture Elements of Culture Governments maintain order, create laws and rules so that people can live together without conflict. Democracy Dictatorship Monarchy Types of Government Cultural Changes Cultural Diffusion is the process of spreading new knowledge and skills to other cultures. Civilizations are highly developed cultures; established governments, religions ,cities and systems of writing. Map on page 86 Culture regions include areas that share common traits( government, economic system, social groups) World Cultural Regions Map Skills Elements of Culture Project You will apply the eight elements of culture to your life and create a keynote, PowerPoint or booklet presentation that shows your culture. You will give an oral presentation to the class; follow the provided example and the rubric Elements of Culture Project Social groups- ethnic group, sports teams, memberships in clubs Language- dialect, slang , does your family speak another language? History- favorite holiday, family traditions, family tree/family origin Daily life- what do you wear, eat, what do you do in your spare time? Arts- what music do you listen to, what dance is your favorite, what books do you read? Elements of Culture Project Religion- what is your faith, do you attend church, if so which one, what do you find special about your faith? Economics- what do your parents or guardians do for a living, how do you earn money, what do you spend you money on, how will you make money in the future? Government- what is your perception or idea of government, who is the head of your house, what rules do they have; are these rules fair, why or why not?