Culture project

By Grant

What makes up a societies culture?

A society's culture is made up of the different traditions, religions, atmosphere, like the vastly different atmospheres of Maya and Aztec civilization. the way people dress, as a example, people in China dress differently than people in Egypt, and the type of government they have.

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Food also makes up part of a society's culture. The Mayans grew Maize, a form of corn and made tortillas, whereas the Incas farmed cacti. A different type of desert also makes up a societies culture.

Why is it important to know how others live throughout the world?

It is important to know how others live throughout the world so you can see the differences in civilizations, such as the past civilizations of mexico, like the Aztecs and Incas. The Aztecs and Incas were very different, and they would be offended by different things, like the Aztec would be very mad you told them that war was stupid, where as some of the Incas might agree. Knowing how others live also enables you to reflect on your own civilization, and it’s laws and government.

Why is it important to understand and respect other peoples beliefs?

It is important to understand and respect others beliefs so you know what would offend them and don’t offend them. It is also so you know what they're talking about or, understand their religion. For example, in ancient India, the followers of the Buddha and Hindus both believed in reincarnation and if you laughed at the idea of reincarnation they would be VERY MAD! If you didn't know what reincarnation was, they would stare. Also religious debates are not the most fun thing for some people around.

Evaluate how individual needs are met by families, friends, groups and organisations, such as government, businesses, schools,religious institutes, and charities in other cultures.

In an ancient civilization such as the Incas, families provided food and love. Friends, were basicly friends and probably helped their friends. The government wrote laws for the common people to obey, and organised the workers. Businesses provided money to the people, and religious institutes provided something for people to believe in. In all cultures charities raised money for somthing, like to feed the poor.

Describe how ideas, concepts, and traditions have changed over time.

In ancient Egypt, doctors thought that the heart controlled thought and the brain pumped blood.

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Nowadays you know that the brain controls thought and that the heat pumps blood. Another Idea that has changed is the shape of the Earth. Vikings thought the Earth was flat, while we know it is round. A concept that has changed is the Idea of the solar system. In the past at the time before telescopes the solar system was thought to have fewer planets. It was also thought that Earth was the center of the solar system. Know we know that the sun is the center of the solar system and that the solar system has nine planets.
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Also, In ancient Maya they played a game with a rubber ball that was similar to soccer and volleyball. Another tradition was the somewhat tradition of a ruler, whereas the U.S.A has a democracy. That fact goes hand and with the idea of government.

Investigate feudal japan including art.

LG 7: Investigate feudal japan including: art.

Feudal Japan had many different examples of art such as the(rather slow) art of the bonsai tree. The bonsai tree was a tree that was kept small by pruning and trimming. Another form of art was calligraphy. Calligraphy was a form of art that was created with smooth strokes of a brush. Then there were plays. There were two kinds of plays. The first kind was Noh. In Noh plays, actors wore wooden mask and folktales and legends were often retold. The second kind of play was a Kabuki play. In a Kabuki play, all actors were men. The men often wore heavy makeup. There was also melodramatic singing and dancing in the play.


LG: 3 Describe how cultural traditions, human actions, and institutions affect people's behavior.

Cultural traditions affect people's behavior by altering their routine to make time for praying, and other religious things. Culture and religion can also influence laws and the idea if right and wrong, as demonstrated by the Muslim civilisations and their interaction with the Islam religion. Under different laws, people will behave differently. Human actions affect people’s behavior by what I think I will call the “Monkey see Monkey do” affect. If you see someone messing around in a place where you shouldn’t be, you will think it is ok to do. For instance, a trader in the Inca’s capital city might be selling something at a low price, so you sell your item for a lower price. Institutions affect people's behavior in several ways. For one the government makes the laws, and as I previously stated, laws affect behavior. School affects behavior in the way of speech. For instance, you wouldn’t use bad grammar constantly. Also, sports, like the ancient Mayans game of ball affect people's behavior by altering their schedule.


The spread of Islam spread into Africa.

Islam was spread into Africa by Berber traders. The Berber traders came from Africa and were trading when they introduced Islam. They also introduced their written language, Arabic. Islam spread further when kings converted into Islam, and in doing so spread the news of this new religion.