The language, art, literature, traditions, government, and values shared by a group of people.
Culture Vocabulary List
Components of Culture
Language - the way people communicate verbally and in writing.
Common Values - what a person(s) believes to be important.
Government - leadership & structure - make and enforce the rules of a society.
Traditions - customs passed down through generations (beliefs, religion, rituals, celebrations, practices).
Literature - novels, poems, epics, etc.
Visual Art - painting, drawing, photography, sculpture
Performance Art - music, dance, singing
Lifestyles - how people live their day to day life.
Environment and Migration
How Environment Impacts Culture
Migration – when people move from one place to another.
(caused by migration)
- occurs when parts of one culture spreads and becomes part of another culture.
Cultural diffusion influences language
- exposure to new words cause langages to mix.
Archaeologist - studies artifacts from the past.
Anthropologist - studies to understand and compare cultures.
Geologist - studies the earth.
Historian - studies the writing of the past.
http://www.amnh.org/ology/?channel=archaeology - www.amnh.org
Explore & More: Culture for Kids
Archeology for Kids
Investigate Real Artifacts Game
Dig Deeper Game
Mysteries of Catlhoyuk
Dirt Detectives Game
Hunt the Ancestors Game
Every Coin Tells a Story
Waltzing Through History