What is culture ????Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined byeverything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.Characteristics of Culture Elements of culture have some logical relationship to one another In some ways, members of a culture share values and norms The way people learn to interact with one another is cultural Types and expression of emotions is cultural
customs and traditionsreligionlanguagearts and literatureforms of governmenteconomic systemsElements of culture
customs and traditions• Rules of Behavior are enforced ideas of right and wrong.• They can be customs, traditions, rules, or written laws.
ReligionAnswers for basic questions about the meaning of life.• Supports values that groups of people feel are important.• Religion is often a source of conflict between cultures.• Monotheism is a belief in one god.• Polytheism is a belief in many gods.• Atheism is a belief in no gods.
Language Language is the cornerstone of culture. All cultures have a spoken language. People who speak the same language often share the same Many societies include a large number of people who speak different languages. Each language can have several different dialects.
Arts and literature They are the products of the human imagination. They help us pass on the culture’s basis beliefs. Examples: art, music, literature, and folk tales
Forms of government People form governments to provide for their common needs. Definition of government: 1. Person/people who hold power in a society Democracy: people have supreme power, government acts by and with consent. Republic: people choose leaders who represent them.
Economice systems How people use limited resources to satisfy their wants and needs. what to produce, how to produce it, and for whom. Traditional Economy: people produce most of what they need to survive(hunting, gathering, farming, herding cattle, make own clothes/tools). Market Economy: buying and selling goods and services.
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