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Name:____________________________________________________________Date:__________Pd:_______ Unit Plan Cultures and Regions Student Objectives 1. Analyze how the character of a place is related to its social and cultural elements. 2. Describe elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs and customs, and institutions 3. Describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive. (This will also be discussed in Unit 5) 4. Describe different types of regions including formal, functional, and perceptual regions. Essential Understandings/Guiding Questions Culture influences the way of life for a group of people and forms the basis for social interaction between and among groups and societies. How can cultural values both unite and divide societies? What social characteristics and institutions do all cultures have in common? Aspects of culture include customs, roles, institutions, languages, religion, rural and urban settings, social structure and multiculturalism. How do aspects of culture influence people’s perceptions? How do belief systems and culture create opportunities for both conflict and cooperation? What are the basic tenets of the world’s largest belief systems? Vocabulary and Major Concepts Culture Christianity Multiculturalism Heterogeneous society Customs Islam Social Class Region Animism Sikhism Syncretism Formal Region Hinduism Gender Roles Tenets (religious) Functional Region Buddhism Urban Institutions Perceptual Region Judaism Rural Homogeneous society Cultural Region Monotheism polytheism Torah Bible Koran (Q’uran) Nirvana Karma reincarnation Other content to be familiar with by end of unit Basic tenets of major world religions (Ten Commandments, Pillars of Faith, Eightfold Path, Noble Truths, Reincarnation, Karma, etc. ) Important Religious Individuals (Moses, Jesus Christ, The Prophet Muhammad, Siddhartha Gautama) Various nomenclatures for divine beings or manifestations (God, Yahweh, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva). Unit Calendar – SUBJECT TO CHANGE (check class calendar on website for up to date information) Mon. 1/4 Tues. 1/5 Red What is culture? Language Beliefs Customs Institutions Wed. 1/6 Grey Thurs. 1/7 Red Fri. 1/8 Grey Aspects of culture Rural/Urban Family Structure Gender Roles Class structure Social Structure Mon. 1/11 Red Tues. 1/12 Grey Wed. 1/13 Red Thurs. 1/14 Grey Fri. 1/15 Red Intro World World Religions, Regions Formal Religions cont. Functional Monotheism Hinduism Perceptual Polytheism Buddhism Abrahamic Religions Syncretism Sikhism Quiz to check for understanding: Culture and Aspects of Culture Quiz to check for understanding: World Religions Mon. 1/18 Holiday Tues. 1/19 Grey Wed. 1/20 Red Unit 4 Summative Culture, Religion, Region Thurs. 1/21 Grey Fri. 1/22 Begin Unit 5