What does culture mean to you in a few words?
Culture is the shared experiences, customs, and beliefs of a group of people Community is a group of people with shared interests, who interact and live together The two are intertwined and impact each other
Culture & Community
Culture: the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that make up a society's way of life Community: a group of people living in the same area or having a particular characteristic in common Intertwined: having many parts intimately connected so as to form a whole
What can students do to help create a more inclusive culture and community in their school?
- Organize extracurricular activities that promote cultural exchange
- Start a club to educate the student body on cultural issues
- Speak up when they see an injustice in the school environment
- Encourage their peers to be open-minded and accepting of diverse backgrounds
There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today The average American moves 11.4 times in their lifetime Cultural norms vary greatly around the world - some societies have different gender roles, greetings, and even table manners
Draw / write: What are the major world religions and how do they impact cultures?
Draw / write: What are some of the major issues faced by people around the world?
How have your own experiences shaped your views on culture and community?
How can we use our knowledge of different cultures and religions to help us understand the world better?