Lesson 3: Cultural Patterns
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Make a list of ways that elements of culture can either link or separate regions, countries, or groups within a country or region.
Celebrating Cultures Around the World
School Lunches Around the World
- What trends do you notice about the location of these cities?
- Is life in these cities more similar to life in rural areas of their own country or to these and other cities around the world? Explain your thinking…
What similarities do you observe, in the rural areas pictured in the images, in regards to lifestyle and economic activities?
View selected photos from the Material World and Hungary Planet collections from Active Classroom.
As you access each resource, click on the Comparison tab on the left to see the series of photos.
Look for similarities and differences in the houses and possessions (Material World) and the types of foods (Hungary Planet).
Material World https://active.socialstudies.com/active_reader/11576
Dwelling size – compare
Hungary Planet https://active.socialstudies.com/active_reader/11233
Work in your regional groups. Choose 6 – 8 topics from the WGS_ABCs of Culture_Unit 5 handout and then, find and interpret pictures, maps, graphs, charts, and/or text related to the chosen elements of culture in your region.
Create a PowerPoint, Prezi or other type of visual presentation to illustrate Cultural Characteristics of ________ (Name of the Region).
Describe the elements of culture you chose. Make sure the opening slide has the name of the region and that each slide clearly identifies the cultural element you are describing in the title of the slide.
Post the Cultural Characteristics of ________ (Name of the Region) product (or a link to the product) your group created on the class discussion board.
View two posts, not including your own, and comment on the examples of cultural characteristics from that region. Look for similarities and differences they observe among world cultural regions.
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.