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Lesson 1. Culture and belief Week 1. Lesson 1.
Can I formulate a definition for the
word culture?
To help you get started you will have 30 seconds to discuss
ideas, words and any examples with another person in the
Individually you will then have 1 minute to write a definition on
your post it note and place it in your book.
A shared set of beliefs, values,
Culture= attitudes, norms, customs, traditions
and practices…read more

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Lesson 1. Patterns of Family life
Driving question
What exactly is a family?
Lesson objective
Can I explore what is meant by the term "Culture"?
Success criteria
Sc1. Can I explain key terminology.
Sc2. Can I identify cultural practices
Family Sc3. Can I give examples of cultural
Household practices
SC4.Explore a primitive tribe using key
vocabulary…read more

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Lesson 1. Culture and belief Week 1. Lesson 1.
Can I identify two cultural practices from a
video clip?
What English custom is identified?
What Japanese custom is identified?
Why is understanding culture important?
The word "culture" is useful and powerful because it helps us explain the different
ways people behave. This ability to explain different types of behaviour can lead to
better relations between people of different people because sometimes cultural
ignorance can be expensive......
For example: When Pepsi changed the colour of its vending machines and coolers
from deep "regal" blue to light "ice blue" in South East Asia. Many people were put
off buying a drink from these machines because light blue is associated with death
and mourning in these cultures…read more

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What cultural practices can I
In Britain (and most
describe? In Japan, the normal
greeting is graceful bow,
European countries) it is while avoiding eye contact,
the custom to greet indicating non-aggressive.
someone with a firm In Japan, it is believed that
handshake while looking a firm handshake is
each other in the eye. This aggressive, as is making eye
is based on the belief that contact
these actions show that
you are friendly and not a
threat to them. Cultural practices
In pairs extend your spider diagram with the examples from the video clip, the
two above and add anymore examples you can think of-Can you think of any from
your own culture…read more

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The meaning of culture-A closer
Task- Copy the diagram
into your books. Using
two separate colours
to identify keywords
you must know
Aesthetics Appearance
Keywords to What s the meaning
explain culture
of culture? Morals
Language Attitudes
Norms Practices…read more

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What keywords do I need to know to explore
A set of ideas about the world that form the basis of a
Beliefs= religion or other way of making sense of life. Can you give
an example of a religious belief
Values= What a person feels to be important to them. Values are
usually shared among members of a culture
The way culture beliefs, values and so on are put into action,
Practices= for example a person with religious beliefs may regularly go to
a place of worship. Can you give examples of religious practices
Norms= Unwritten rules defining the appropriate pattern of behaviour
Traditions= The handing down from generation to generation of
customs and beliefs
Positive and negative feelings towards objects or people
Highlight all the keywords you have copied
The long established habits ofspider
Customs= onto your diagram on your keyword
glossary. Revise keywords for a mini-
keyword test next lesson.…read more

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