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Familiar strange challenge 1213

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Familiar strange challenge 1213

  1. 1. Making the Familiar Strange...HERE ARE YOUR GROUPS!
  2. 2. A.S.S.C.The American Society for the Study of Culture
  3. 3. A.S.S.C. The American Society for the Study of CultureIN STUDYING THE VALUES, CUSTOMS, AND TRADITIONS OF THEAMERICANS, WE MADE SOME STARTLING DISCOVERIES...DURING WHATAPPEARS TO BE A COMPLEX WINTER RITUAL, THE AMERICANS WORSHIP ADEITY OF NATURE. FIRST THE AMERICANS REMOVE A NEEDLED TREE FROMTHEIR SURROUNDINGS AND INSTALL IT IN A SACRED PLACE IN THEIRHOMES. WE SUSPECT THAT THE TREE SERVES AS AN IDOL REPRESENTINGTHEIR NATURE GOD. THERE, THE IDOL IS CEREMONIALLY GARNISHEDWITH VALUABLE METALS AND JEWELS SYMBOLIZING ITS HOLINESS. THEWINTER CELEBRATION THEN TAKES A PARTICULARLY STRANGE TURNWITH THE RITUALISTIC “HUNT FOR OFFERINGS”. HERE, THE AMERICANSSCOUR THE COUNTRYSIDE TO OBTAIN OFFERINGS THEY BELIEVE WILL BEMOST PLEASING TO THE WINTER GOD. REVERENCE FOR THEIR GOD ISALSO SHOWN BY THE CEREMONIAL DECORATION OF THE OFFERINGS INBRIGHT COLORS. STRANGELY, THE AMERICANS APPEAR TO GO TO SUCHLENGTHS TO PLEASE THEIR GOD, THAT THE DECORATION OFTENCONCEALS THE VALUE OF THE OFFERING!
  4. 4. MAKING THE “FAMILIAR STRANGE” CHALLENGE!!!DIRECTIONS:1. CHOOSE A CULTURAL FEATURE OF THE AMERICANS OR SELECT ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW.2. FIND AN INTERESTING IMAGE ONLINE WHICH ILLUSTRATES YOUR CULTURAL FEATURE3. COMPOSE A PARAGRAPH WHICH OBJECTIVELY DESCRIBES THE CULTURAL FEATURE (MAKES THE FAMILIARSTRANGE4. UPLOAD THE IMAGE TO ONE FOTOBABBLE.COM ACCOUNT AND NARRATE THE DESCRIPTION.5. SHARE YOUR FOTOBABBLE WITH LORETMICHAEL@GMAIL.COM6. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OBJECTIVELY ANALYZE THE CULTURAL TRAIT SO EFFECTIVELY THAT YOU STUMP THECLASS, YOU WILL EARN 3 POINTS EXTRA CREDIT TOWARD YOUR QUIZ AVERAGE!-A FAMILY/GROUP WATCHING TV-A FOOTBALL GAME-THE WEARING OF MAKE-UP BY FEMALES-GOING FOR A DOCTOR’S VISIT-WALMART
  5. 5. OPEN YOUR SPIRAL, AND DESCRIBE IN CULTURAL TERMS WHAT IT MEANS “TO MAKE THEFAMILIAR STRANGE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE STRANGE FAMILIAR”
  6. 6. OPEN YOUR SPIRAL, AND DESCRIBE IN CULTURAL TERMS WHAT IT MEANS “TO MAKE THEFAMILIAR STRANGE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE STRANGE FAMILIAR”WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT???
  7. 7. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT???
  8. 8. WHAT DOARTIFACTS TELL ISABOUT A CULTURE?

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