To refresh your memories… Culture is the set of meanings, values, beliefs and rules for living shared by groups and societies as the source of their identity. Your cultural puzzles… We belong to many different cultures. School Ethnic/National/Religious Work
The Components of Culture DATING Culture has to do with HUMAN ACTIONS WORKING PRAYING SPEAKING PLAYING EATING
The Components of Culture LAWS Culture is a set of MEANINGS, BELIEFS, VALUES AND PRACTICES. VOTING RELIGION SERVICES NATIONAL SYMBOLS LANGUAGES
The Components of Culture COMMUNITY OF WORSHIP RELIGIOUS Culture IDENTIFIES ME AS BELONGING TO A PARTICULAR GROUP LINGUISTIC NATIONAL FAMILY ETHNIC FRIENDS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
Walking to School Human actions? Meanings, beliefs, values and practices? Identity as a member of a particular group?
In your groups: Each group will receive a book. Each group’s book can be related to a component of culture. Using the chart paper and markers provided, identify and give examples of how EACHcomponent of culture is at work in the book.
In your groups: Your task: Reading the book. Elect a reader. Record your group’s discussion on the chart paper. Elect a scribe. You may record your notes in point-form, graphic organizer, etc. Present to the class. Give a brief overview of the story and a summary of your group’s discussion. Elect a speaker.
7 Aspects of Culture Humans create culture. Culture consists of ways of doing things. Culture is public. Culture arises from tradition. Culture is made up of rule-governed actions. Culture becomes established in institutions. Culture gives us our identity.