Lesson 1: Cultural Characteristics
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Major Elements that Define Culture
What is Culture?
As you watch the WGS_Observing Cultural Traits in India_UNIT 5 write down elements of culture you observe in the pictures on the PowerPoint.
Refer to your WGS_ABCs of Culture_Unit 5 handout if you need help determining elements of culture.
Access, download, and save the WGS_Exploring Culture_Unit 5 handout to you desktop WGS Unit 5 folder.
Wait for instructions.
- Working in your assigned regional groups, use the WGS_Exploring Culture_Unit 5 handout to examine the impact of physical geography on the culture of a country.
- Pick a major country from your assigned region and complete the concept webs based on the influence of physical geography and culture.
- Each person in the group should complete the handout.
- Use the United Nations Cyber School bus Infonation and Country at a Glace features to compare different countries/regions.
Complete the Exit Ticket Geography Affects Culture in the Hub. Use the following sentence stem:
Two ways the geography of ___________ (name of the country) affects culture are…
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.