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Cultural Diffusion

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Jeff Gerlach

on 11 January 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Essential Questions 1. What is Culture?
2. What does Cultural Diffusion mean? Main Event Identifying Culture What are examples of Culture? In this part of your circle map, you are going to write and/or draw as many things that you can think of that have to do with culture. Thought Starter D Culture is the way of life for a group of people. What is Culture? I Q As you look at this picture, write down details, inferences, and questions that you think about in your notebook. Culture is all around us.
It is in almost everything we do.
But because it is so common, sometimes it is hard to identify exactly what culture is. Copy in your notebook! Work in groups of 2-3. Which group will put the most things down?! All Human Features are examples of culture! Cultural Diffusion The movement of ideas from a culture to other cultures. The Hamburger Examples of Cultural Diffusion! In Hamburg, Germany a popular food was a minced meat steak In late 1800 C.E. - early 1900 C.E. Many men (lots of them immigrants from Europe including those from Hamburg, Germany) worked in New York City building the tall sky scrapers we see today. They worked such long and hard hours that they needed to eat on the go! Someone took a popular food "hamburger steak" (a cultural dish from Germany remember) and stuck it between bread so that you didn't need a plate or silverware to eat it (To help with the face-paced work culture of New York City). The Hamburger was born! Today, the burger has been Culturally Diffused throughout the world! Another Example: Gangnam Style The University of Oregon Bill Nye My Little Pony http://goo.gl/maps/WPUjH Tying Up Loose Ends How do you see cultural diffusion in your daily life? In writing, drawing, a thinking map, or some other design... describe to us the elements of your culture that come from other cultures.
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