Humanities: Key Terms & Definitions

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KEY WORDS FOR CULTURE & BELIEFS
Culture - The shared way of life of a particular society.
Norms - Ways of behaving which are expected by other members of a culture.
Customs/Traditions - Ways of behaving which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Primary socialisation - First stage of teaching people how to fit into society, usually by family and close friends between the ages of 0 and 4.
Secondary socialisation - Other agents involved in socialisation between 4 years old and death, which include your peer group, family and the media.

KEY WORDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Renewable/Alternative resource - energy that occurs naturally and is always available, like the sun or wind.
Non-renewable resource - once used, there will be no more created, like coal or oil.
Deforestation - Cutting down and burning trees over a large area.
Stewardship - People using the land understand how to treat it with respect.
Sustainable development - making use of resources but using…

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