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Culture
Geography
September 8 & 9, 2015
Culture
• Objective:
–Students will examine the themes of culture and
trace its significance to geography.
• Essential Question
–What is culture?
–How do we define culture?
–When is it okay to reject culture?
Warm-Up CNN Student
News
• Write a ONE SENTENCE summary on TWO news stories from CNN
Student News.
• You may take notes during the video.
• After the video you will have 5 minutes to write your 2 summaries.
• Summary: “A brief statement or account of the main points of
something.”
• Discussion to follow: What do you think?
What place (as in where) is this picture
from?
Bruce Lee
What is Culture?
Ethnicity: a shared culture
Race: inherited physical or biological traits
Multicultural : people from different cultures living in the same
country
Culture
• …..knowledge, attitudes, and habitual
behavior patterns shared and transmitted by
the members of a society…..
What is cultural geography?
–Cultural geography:
The study of how
cultural groups differ and
how they relate and vary
by space and place
Culture Region
• A region in which there are common cultural
characteristics.
Cultural Characteristics
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Dance
Dress
Music
Religion
Tradition
Culture Realm
• A cluster of regions in which related culture systems prevail.
• In North America The USA and Canada form a culture realm but
Mexico belongs to a different culture realm
Cultural Diffusion
• Cultural innovations and ideas that spread to
other areas.
Assimilation : acquiring the characteristics
of another group
Global Sports are the best example of Global
Cultural diffusion assimilation
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Example
By the British Empire
A) Soccer
B) Rugby
C) Cricket
D) Tennis
E) Polo
• American culture has had
a major impact on the
spread of
• A) Baseball
• B) Basketball
Culture