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At the end of our study, the students


should be able to:
1. Define Culture.
2. Enumerate and Explain the Elements
of Culture
3. Explain why and how families are
important units of social organization.
4. Discuss the importance of government
and economic systems.

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GLOBAL CULTURE
Chapter 3 Meaning of
CULTURE

Chapter Outline
What is CULTURE?
Elements of CULTURE

Social Organization
Customs and Tradition
Language
Arts and Literature
Religion
Forms of Government
Economic Systems

Chap
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THE MEANING OF CULTURE

THE MEANING OF CULTURE


Find Out:
What are the major elements of culture
Why is the family the most important unit
social organization
What kind of government and economy
have societies developed?
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Culture
Culture
refers
to
the
cumulative
deposit
of
knowledge,
experience,
beliefs,
values,
attitudes,
meanings,
hierarchies,
religion, notions of time,
roles,
spatial
relations,
concepts of the universe, and
material
objects
and
possessions acquired by a
group of people in the course
of
generations
through
individual and group striving
http://en.wikepedia.org/wiki/C
ulture

Culture
Culture is the systems of knowledge
shared by a relatively large group of
people.
Culture
is
communication,
communication is culture.
http://en.wikepedia.org/wiki/Culture

Culture
Culture in its broadest
sense is cultivated
behavior; that is the
totality of a person's
learned, accumulated
experience which is
socially
transmitted,
or
more
briefly,
behavior
through
social learning.

Culture
A culture is a way of life of a
group of people--the behaviors,
beliefs, values, and symbols
that they accept, generally
without thinking about them,
and that are passed along by
communication and imitation
from one generation to the
next.

Let us now try to understand other


peoples culture through their religious
festival.

CLICK: KONOMIYA HADAKA FESTIVAL

Heres more.
Among the Catholics, we believed that Baptism
will wash away our original sin; and it is our
gateway to Christianity.
However, there is another practice among
Catholics in Spain.
CLICK: BABY JUMPING

Misunderstandings among peoples of


diverse cultures occur because we dont
know enough about each other.

The way we look at


another person
depends on where
we grew up.

To understand other
people, we must
understand their
culture, that is, all
the things that
make up peoples
entire way of life

Every one is born into a


Culture.
We inherit culture from our
parents and grandparents.
In turn we pass our culture
to our children

Culture is reflected
with what we eat, the
clothes we wear, and
the jokes we tell
Our culture SHAPE our
lives

There are different types


of cultures across the
world and each culture
has its unique essence.
While defining the term
culture, there are several
elements that together
constitute as the culture
of a particular region or
the culture of particular
people.

Social Organiz
ation

Elements of
Culture
Economic System
s

Customs and
Tradition

Religion
Language

Forms of Gover
nment

Short quiz on chapter 1 - 3

TEST I - TRUE or FALSE. Write letter A if the statement


is TRUE, letter B if the statement is FALSE.
1. To understand world cultures, one must see the
connection between people and their environment.
2. Geography deals with the study of people and their
environment.
3. Bulacan is north of Manila. This is an example of
Absolute location.
4. Physical characteristics include land form, climate, and
soil.

5. Peoples way of life describes physical characteristics.


6. Movement spreads ideas.
7. A region maybe identified by its size, height, and
climate zone.
8. A globe is more accurate than a map.
9. A Mercator map gives an accurate view of land areas
near to the north and south poles
10. Ethnocentrism is a condition where one believes he is
superior to all others.

11.Peters projection map shows the correct area of land


masses and oceans
12.Everyone is born into a culture.
13. What we eat, drinks, clothes we wear are reflections
of our culture.
14. The community is the smallest and most important
unit of the society.
15. Language is the cornerstone of culture.

16. Folktales help to pass on a culture basic beliefs and


values.
17. Arts, music, and literature weakens a cultures
identity.
18. Religious beliefs and practices vary from one culture
to another.
19. The economy of a country may determine the lifestyle
of the people.
20. Culture can be adopted, diffuse and change at a
given time.

Test II MULTIPLE CHOICES. Write the letter of the correct


answer.
1. The belief that one group is superior to another is
known as
a. Ethnocentrism
c. Discrimination
b. Ethnicity
d. Persecution
2. Which of the following is considered a cultural relic?
a. Ethnic conflict
c. Angkor Wat
b. Ring of fire
d. Slave trade
3. The most sacred animal in India
a. Cow
c. Snake
b, Rat
d. all

4. Hinduism:Polytheism Islam : __________


a. Atheist
c. Monotheism
b. Gnostics
d. None
5. The process by which one generation passes to the next is
called:
a. Cultural transmission c. Cultural integration
b. Cultural control
d. Cultural extension
6. The values, beliefs, behavior, and material objects that
constitute a peoples way of life is defined as
a. Norms
c. Mores
b. Culture
d. Folkways

7. A Filipino goes to work in Saudi Arabia and feels


disoriented by the unfamiliar way of life. What is he
experiencing?
a. Culture shock
c. Culture lag
b. Cultural transmission d. Counter culture
8. The process by which a culture is passed to the next
generation is called:
a. Cultural transmission c. Cultural integration
b. Cultural control
d. Cultural extension

9. The values, beliefs, behavior, and material objects that


constitute a peoples way of life is defined as
a. Norms
c. Mores
b. Culture
d. Folkways
10. Which of the following is an example of Romantic
language?
a. German
c. Tagalog
b. Mandarin
d. French

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