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A World Of Culture



Slideshow presentation to help students learn about the elements of culture; targeted third grade audience.

Slideshow presentation to help students learn about the elements of culture; targeted third grade audience.



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    • A World of Culture
      Created by Mariel Cutler
    • What is Culture?
      A culture is a way of life practiced by a group of people
      There are many different kinds of people in the world, and there are many cultures
    • Have you ever met someone from another country?
      Did that person dress, eat, or behave in ways that were different from what you’re used to?
    • …If the answer is YES, then you’ve gotten a chance to see what another culture is like!
      How fun!
    • Let’s take a look at some of the things that are an important part of culture…
    • Language
      In a culture, most people speak the same language
      English, Spanish, French, and Italian are some examples of languages
      …Did you know that there are THOUSANDS of different languages in the world?
    • Art
      Artists get their ideas from their culture…
      So, we can learn about a culture from the art people create
      Each culture has it’s own artistic style
    • Bright colors are often used in Mexican art.
    • Music
      Different cultures, different sounds!
      Different combinations of instruments, rhythm, and melodies
      Cultural celebrations, religious ceremonies, and personal expression
    • Religion, Beliefs, and Values
      Each culture has it’s own set of beliefs and way of thinking
      Some cultures have many religions; some have only one
      Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam are examples of religion
    • “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
      Ancient Native American Proverb
      Native American cultures have strong beliefs about the importance of nature and the earth.
    • Traditions
      A tradition is anything that has been done by the people of a culture for a long time, and continues to be passed down
      Traditions that we have
      here in the U.S. include:
      Watching fireworks on
      The Fourth of July
      Eating birthday cake
      on our birthdays
    • Henna painting
      In some parts of India, brides have designs painted on their skin with paint made from the henna plant for good luck.
    • Social Customs
      The way people of a culture behave in social groups
      What is normal in one culture may not be in another culture
      Shaking hands when we greet someone is a social custom here in the United States
    • …Different cultures have different greetings
      In France, people kiss each other on the cheeks to say Hello.
      In Japan, people often bow to each other.
    • The world is filled with MANY cultures
      Every culture is interesting and unique
      Be proud of your culture!
    • Sources
      Dr. Berson, Michael J., Dr. Tyrone C. Howard, and
      Dr. Cinthia Salinas. Social Studies: Our Communitites.
      Orlando: Harcourt, 2007.
    • Sources
    • Images
      Antique Mexican Folk Art, In the garage of Hotel Belmar, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, posted by Wonderlane on www.flickr.com
      <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3925789380/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      Bridal feet mehndi (natural tones), posted by madaboutasia on www.flickr.com
      <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/teducation/3074973238"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/teducation/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/teducation/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a></div>
    • Images
      Baby Teya on the Right, posted by Teya* on www.flickr.com
      <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/teyalistic/360191312/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/teyalistic/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/teyalistic/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a></div>
      Japanese Schoolboys Smiling, by Aka Hige on commons.wikimedia.org
    • The End