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English Geography & Culture II: the introduction

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Transcript of English Geography & Culture II: the introduction

Contents
of this lesson

General Aspects (Geography & Culture)
The United States in the world
Political Organization
Government
National symbols and identity
Population features
IES 9-010
Rosario Vera Peñaloza
(E. Bustos)
English Geography & Culture II 2017
Introduction

Denomination of the country
United States of America
America
The USA
USA
The States
The USA in the world
The geographical
borders of the
United States

48 continental or contiguous
1 peninsula: Alaska
1 archipelago: Hawaii
10 important States
Mount Denali (McKinley) - 6.190 mts-
Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean
Hawaii
48 contiguous or continental states
1. California 6. Pennsylvania
2. Texas 7. Ohio
3. New York 8. New Yersey
4. Florida 9. Georgia
5. Illinois 10. North Carolina
The Government of the
United States of America
Democratic
Constitutional
Republic
Democracy:
government by the people. A form of government in which the supreme power rests with the people and is used directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system
(www.wordreference.com)
Constitution(al)
The system of fundamental principles according to which something is governed.
The fundamental law of the U.S. put into effect in 1789
Republic(an)
a state in which the head of the government is not a monarch
and is usually an elected president.
(www.wordreference.com)
President Donald Trunmp
Vicepresident Mike Pence
Symbols and National Identity
Specifically, the term "culture" in American anthropology
had two meanings:
a.
the evolved human capacity to classify and represent
experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively
and creatively;
b.
the distinct ways that people, who live differently,
classified and represented their experiences,
and acted creatively.

Symbol: a thing that is regarded as representing or standing for another
"What is culture?". Bodylanguagecards.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
The American Flag
Seal of the USA
National Bird:
the bold eagle

Diversity of ethnics and cultures
The American People
Hispanics
Asians
Whites
American Indians
African american
Native Hawaiians
Others ethnic groups
Peninsula of Alaska
(www.wordreference.com)
Credits

Images
Video
software
National Anthem
The Star Spangled-Banner
GEOGRAPHY
:
the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants and the phenomena of the earth.

CULTURE
:
integrated system of learnt behaviour patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not a result of biological inheritance.
Statue of Liberty; photo by Andrew Anderson
Motto
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY COMPOSITION
Melting pot
Metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more
homogeneous, the different elements "melting together" into a harmonious whole with a common culture

Cultural assimilation
Process by which a person or a group's language or culture
come to resemble those of another group.

Salad Bowl
integration of the many different culture s of United States
residents combine like a salad, more traditional notion of
melting pot
.
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