Unit 2: Who Has Culture?<br />What are the sights and sounds of culture?<br />
“I Am Canadian!”<br />
The Canadian<br />Hey,<br />I am not a lumberjack or a fur trader.<br />I don’t live in an igloo or own a dogsled, 			    ...
<ul><li>Is this an accurate portrayal of Canada?</li></ul>In what way?<br /><ul><li>Is there truth in anything he is sayin...
<ul><li>Look at the collection of images on  the following slide.
In your group, try to find connections amongst the images.</li></ul>Group them in a logical fashion<br />Classify the imag...
What’s the connection?<br />
SIGNS<br /><ul><li>A sign is any object that represents something else.
Signs have one meaning.
Signs can be imposed on us or agreed upon.
An example of a sign is an exit or stop sign.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Traffic lights (green = go; yellow = stop; red = s...
<ul><li>Symbols have more than one meaning.
They can represent many qualities at once.
Physical representations that represent an invisible idea, belief, reality, etc.</li></ul>SYMBOLS<br />
<ul><li>Crucifix</li></ul>Other examples of symbols:<br />
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Signs and Symbols, Routines and Rituals

  1. 1. Unit 2: Who Has Culture?<br />What are the sights and sounds of culture?<br />
  2. 2. “I Am Canadian!”<br />
  3. 3. The Canadian<br />Hey,<br />I am not a lumberjack or a fur trader.<br />I don’t live in an igloo or own a dogsled, <br />and I don’t know Jimmy or Suzy or Sally from Canada although I am certain they are really, really nice.<br />I have a Prime Minister, not a President.<br />I speak English and French, not American.<br />I pronounce it “about”, not “aboot”.<br />I can proudly sew my nation’s flag on my backpack.<br />I believe in Peacekeeping, not policing, <br />Diversity, not assimilation,<br />And that the Beaver is a proud and noble animal.<br />The toque is a hat,<br />A Chesterfield is a couch,<br />And “Z” is pronounced “zed”, not “zee”, “zed”.<br />Canada is the second largest land mass, the first nation of hockey and THE BEST PART OF NORTH AMERICA! <br />My name is Joe, and I AM CANADIAN!<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Is this an accurate portrayal of Canada?</li></ul>In what way?<br /><ul><li>Is there truth in anything he is saying?</li></ul>Is this rant a cultural statement?<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Look at the collection of images on the following slide.
  6. 6. In your group, try to find connections amongst the images.</li></ul>Group them in a logical fashion<br />Classify the images<br />How are they similar? How are they different?<br />*Record your group’s conclusions.<br />In your group: <br />
  7. 7. What’s the connection?<br />
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  9. 9. SIGNS<br /><ul><li>A sign is any object that represents something else.
  10. 10. Signs have one meaning.
  11. 11. Signs can be imposed on us or agreed upon.
  12. 12. An example of a sign is an exit or stop sign.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Traffic lights (green = go; yellow = stop; red = stop)</li></ul>Other examples of signs:<br />
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  14. 14. <ul><li>Symbols have more than one meaning.
  15. 15. They can represent many qualities at once.
  16. 16. Physical representations that represent an invisible idea, belief, reality, etc.</li></ul>SYMBOLS<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Crucifix</li></ul>Other examples of symbols:<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Singular surface meaning
  20. 20. Do not involve any symbolic actions</li></ul>ROUTINES<br />
  21. 21. <ul><li>Completing homework daily</li></ul>Other examples of routines:<br />
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  23. 23. <ul><li>Rituals involve symbolic actions, gestures or movements.
  24. 24. Rituals have deeper meanings.
  25. 25. Not all rituals are religious.</li></ul>RITUALS<br />
  26. 26. <ul><li>The Sacraments</li></ul>Baptism, Confession, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Sacrament of the Sick<br />Other examples of rituals:<br />

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