What is culture? Culture is all the things that make up a people’s way of life.
The Seven Elements of Culture Government: provides for the common needs or protection, order and safety Religion: Answers the basic questions about the meaning and purpose of life
The Seven Elements of Culture Customs and Traditions: accepted rules of behaviors and traditional practices of a culture Social Organization: how people and places are divided into smaller, more manageable ones
The Seven Elements of Culture Arts: dance, drama, literature, music and visual arts of a culture Economy: how people use limited resources to satisfy basic wants and needs
The Seven Elements of Culture Language: the way thoughts, feelings and knowledge are passed on. Language is NOT always verbal!