APHUG Culture

*Required: Follow the instructions on your assigned card.

Languages by Mary Whitehead

Activity #1


After watching the video, answer the following questions:

  • What are languages?
  • What role do languages play in culture?
  • What is a standard language?
  • What is a dialect?
  • What is an isogloss?

Activity #2

After reading the summary about culture, complete the following activities:

1. Summarize the basic information covered by this overview. Write 3 paragraphs covering the main ideas.

2. Draw a mind map. This mind map will serve as a review sheet for your AP Exam so make it a useful & usable product, please).

The History of Religion by Maps of War

Activity #3

After watching the video, complete the following activities:

1. Describe the diffusion of religion over time.

2. Select two religions and describe with great detail the specific type of diffusion which takes place, namely relocation, expansion, hierarchical, stimulus and/or contagious diffusion.

3. Illustrate the diffusion of your selections on the map provided.

The Indian Caste System - An Introduction

Activity #4

After watching the video, you should be able to answer the following terms in your own words:

1. What is the Caste System?

2. Identify the FIVE levels of the Caste System.

3. What is Karma?

4. What is Dharma?


Complete ONE of the following sentence stems. Write your answer below in a complete sentence:

· Living back then, this person would have experienced….

· Some things that were different back then were…

· Other pieces of evidence also show that…

· Just because they…doesn’t mean that…

· There were political, social, and economic motives for…

Activity #5

After watching the video, you should be able to answer the following terms in your own words:


  • Dowry death
  • Enfranchisement
  • Gender Gap
  • Infanticide
  • Longevity Gap
  • Suffrage



Complete ONE of the following sentence stems. Write your answer below in a complete sentence:

· ...had a significant influence on…

· The most likely reason for…was…

· She was motivated by…

Activity #6

After watching this video, answer the following questions:

1. What is Diwali?

2. Diwali is to _______ as Christmas is to __________.

3. Identify some of the cultural customs associated with Diwali. For example: Describe the significance of the lotus flower.

Activity #7

After reading the summary about Ethnicity and Race, complete the following activities:

1. Summarize the basic information covered by this overview. Write 3 paragraphs covering the main ideas.

2. Draw a mind map. This mind map will serve as a review sheet for your AP Exam so make it a useful & usable product, please).

Activity #8: Personal Reflection

Write a response which details how you felt based on your allocation for the entire class period. Provide specific examples.