A Presentation by Lisa Liu <br />SLC: Magnet<br />Superstitions<br />
Why I Chose This Topic<br />Superstitions have always fascinated me as a kid & it’s really interesting learning the differ...
So What Exactly Are Superstitions?<br />A superstition is a<br />belief of the ominous<br />significance of a<br />particu...
Some examples of Superstitions<br />Step on a crack, break your mother’s back!<br />It’s bad luck to go under a ladder.<br...
Superstitions Vs. Culture<br />Superstitions are a big part of culture. In fact, they are so important, that they actually...
Around the World<br />In China, it is considered bad luck if you do not finish every grain of rice in your bowl.<br />In A...
In Asian cultures, children are taught to finish every grain of rice in his or her bowl or else they will get bad luck.<br...
Just some facts<br />In August 2003, Sichuan<br />Airlines paid 2.33 million<br />yuan(280,000 dollars) for<br />the telep...
Temporary Slide<br />QWERTYUIOP<br />I RAN OUT OF IDEAS.<br />Butsomething will pop up in my head soon.<br />Yup.<br />Kby...
Works Cited<br />Vital Statistics: More Information. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <http://www.vitalstatistics.info/sub-category2.asp...
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Period 7 - Lisa Liu - Superstitions

  1. 1. A Presentation by Lisa Liu <br />SLC: Magnet<br />Superstitions<br />
  2. 2. Why I Chose This Topic<br />Superstitions have always fascinated me as a kid & it’s really interesting learning the different superstitions from other cultures.<br />I don’t think that people really acknowledge superstitions, & many of them don’t know that most of them have deeper meanings.<br />Hitchens, Andrew. “Bad Luck Illustration.” Photo. Flickr.com 23 Sept. 2010 11 Feb., 2011 <br />
  3. 3. So What Exactly Are Superstitions?<br />A superstition is a<br />belief of the ominous<br />significance of a<br />particular idea or<br />happening. It isnot <br />really based on any<br />reasoning or <br />knowledge.<br />Kroese, Yvonne. “Superstition.” Photo. Flickr.com 27 Feb. 2010 11 Feb. 2011<br />
  4. 4. Some examples of Superstitions<br />Step on a crack, break your mother’s back!<br />It’s bad luck to go under a ladder.<br />If you break that mirror, you’ll get seven years of bad luck!<br />Knock on wood!<br />These three are just some<br />examples of some familiar<br />superstitions that we may<br />have all heard about. Let’s<br />get more in depth…<br />
  5. 5. Superstitions Vs. Culture<br />Superstitions are a big part of culture. In fact, they are so important, that they actually affect cultures around the world. <br />Hillewaert, Hans. “Shona Witch Doctor.” Photo. Commons.wikimedia.org Aug. 1989 11 Feb. 2011<br />Unknown, Jimmie. “Burning Paper Money Fire Dying.” Photo. Flickr.com 13 Feb. 2010 11 Feb. 2011 <br />
  6. 6. Around the World<br />In China, it is considered bad luck if you do not finish every grain of rice in your bowl.<br />In Africa, many people believe in witch doctors.<br />Lighting a cigarette with a candle is looked down upon in Germany.<br />
  7. 7. In Asian cultures, children are taught to finish every grain of rice in his or her bowl or else they will get bad luck.<br />In the Philippines, it is bad luck if one person at the dinner table leaves before everyone else is finished.<br />Superstitions could be used as a good way of teaching younger children lessons or morals.<br />
  8. 8. Just some facts<br />In August 2003, Sichuan<br />Airlines paid 2.33 million<br />yuan(280,000 dollars) for<br />the telephone number<br />(considered particularly<br />lucky because it has eight<br />8s) at an auction of lucky<br />phone numbers. (Vital<br />Statistics)<br />August 8, 2008, at 8 p.m.<br />That was the date that the Beijing Olympics were to begin.<br />Jackson, Kevin. “Unknown.” Photo. Flickr.com 8 Mar. 2007 11 Feb. 2011<br />
  9. 9. Temporary Slide<br />QWERTYUIOP<br />I RAN OUT OF IDEAS.<br />Butsomething will pop up in my head soon.<br />Yup.<br />Kbye.<br />
  10. 10. Works Cited<br />Vital Statistics: More Information. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <http://www.vitalstatistics.info/sub-category2.asp?cid=4&scid=1317>.<br /> Superstitions around the World. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <http://worldsuperstitions.blogspot.com/>.<br />

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