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A presentation from the Students 4Global Action conference, organised by NEAD, and hosted at Park High School, King's Lynn

A presentation from the Students 4Global Action conference, organised by NEAD, and hosted at Park High School, King's Lynn

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Cultural Identity Cultural Identity Presentation Transcript

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  • Am I the ‘same person’ now as I was aged 4 ?
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    • INHERITED AT BIRTH (no choice)
    • DEVELOPED SINCE YOU WERE BORN
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  • BEING BRITISH…. "Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything foreign. "
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  • Cultural Geography What is culture? This is difficult to define, but a general definition is ‘ Culture can be defined as all the behaviours , ways of life , arts , beliefs and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation . Culture has been called " the way of life for an entire society ”.’ http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture This, and following slide, by Tony Cassidy
  • Cultural Geography What is culture? Dominant culture, sometimes called state culture, is promoted by a country; most of the population are likely to identify with it. What is the dominant culture of the UK?
  • BIG BEN BLACKPOOL TOWER THE BOBBY BONFIRE NIGHT BOWLER HAT BRICK LANE CHEDDAR CHEESE CRICKET A CUP OF TEA DOCTOR WHO THE DOMESDAY BOOK THE FA CUP FISH AND CHIPS FOX-HUNTING AND THE BAN HADRIAN'S WALL QUEEN'S HEAD STAMP ROAST BEEF AND YORKSHIRE PUDDING THE LAKE DISTRICT THE MINI MINISKIRT MONTY PYTHON MORRIS DANCING NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL OAK TREE OXBRIDGE THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY THE PHONE BOX THE PINT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE THE PUB PUNCH AND JUDY JERUSALEM THE ROBIN ROBIN HOOD ROLLS-ROYCE THE ROSE THE ROUTEMASTER BUS RUGBY SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND SHERLOCK HOLMES THE SPITFIRE ST GEORGE'S FLAG STIFF UPPER LIP STONEHENGE THE THAMES TOWER OF LONDON THE TUBE MAP WESTMINSTER ABBEY WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
  • What is your culture ?
  • Cultural “Olympics” Who do you want to be in 2012 ? “ The values of Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Inspiration, Determination, Courage and Equality are more than simply values to adopt on the field of play. They are values for life.”
  • Connections... Olympics in West Norfolk
  • Your school Celebrating Cultural Diversity... Could Great Britain’s representative come from your school ?