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Cultural Identity

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Carla Rodriguez

on 21 August 2014

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Transcript of Cultural Identity

Explain the difference between "cultural heritage" and "cultural inheritance."
What is cultural identity?
Consider the author's use of the words "static" and "dynamic" in paragraph 8 to explain cultural identity. What can you, the reader, conclude about the author's point, and how does that relate to cultural identity?
What is meant by the "invisibility of one's own culture?"
Why do members of the same culture have differences in their beliefs and actions?
What is Cultural Identity?
Group Work
I will separate you into groups of 4-5 people.
There is a document in the folder I am sharing with you, named Group What is Cultural Identity.
As a group you will look at the document and answer each question.
However, you will assign one person in the group to type the answers. Only that person will turn in the assignment for the group through Google Drive in the folder they are sharing with me.
Include the names of everyone in your group.
Everyone must cooperate and help each other out. If not, you will all have to work on the document separately.
I will go to each group to answer any questions.
Try your best. This won't be easy, but you have me and each other as help.
Culture is the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.
Vocabulary
Make sure to fill in the appropriate vocabulary definitions in your vocabulary worksheet.
An awareness of one's membership in a social group that has a common culture.
What society as a whole possesses.
What each individual possesses.
During Reading:
As you read the text, underline, highlight, or take note of information that helps you define the concept of cultural identity.

Cultural identity is often defined as the identity of a group, culture or an individual, influenced by one's belonging to a group or culture.
Culture
Ethnic Identity
Cultural Identity
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Inheritance
• Members of an ethnic group may share racial origin but they probably also share other cultural characteristics, e.g. history, religion, language, common geographical origin, politics etc.
Cultural identity is not just defined by a group or culture with which you identify. Cultural identity also consists of racial, religious, class, gender, sexuality and familial identities.


These include ways of living, customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. They are passed from generation to generation.
Each individual inherits some but not all cultural heritage (customs, beliefs, values, etc.) of their cultural group.
Cultural Identity is...
"Invisibility of one's culture..."
Differences in beliefs and actions....
Difference between "cultural heritage" and "cultural inheritance..."
Author's point and how does that relate to "cultural identity..."
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