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Human Society

Global Cultures

The elements of culture are limitless and go WAY beyond race and religion. Explore the driving question: How might we celebrate cultures in our community? 

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Recommended Timeframe: 2-3 months

The elements of culture are limitless and go WAY beyond race and religion. Sure there are involuntary (born into) cultures such as race, but there are also voluntary (chosen) cultures such as music culture, food culture, and sporting culture. As cultures are examined in this unit, it is important to avoid stereotypes and realize that things like geography (mountains, rivers, and oceans) can influence culture. How do people join a culture? How do they try to change a culture? What is your culture? How can all cultures be celebrated in your community? Let’s dive in and find out!

Key Topics

  • Plan and design a Community Impact Project
  • Read I Am Malala (Young Readers’ Edition)
  • Identify voluntary and involuntary cultures in your life
  • Examine stereotypes and identify geographic cultures
  • Investigate cultural organizations in your community
  • Examine homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures as a metaphor for multiculturalism
  • Conduct interviews of people who represent various regional subcultures in the United States
  • Explain personal connections to a subculture or counterculture
  • Interpret traditional and modern gender roles
  • Compare food culture of your family, community, and world