The Melting Pot!
What is Culture?
Culture: A shared set of practices and traditions that characterize a society or group of people. Culture can include clothing, food, traditions, ceremonies, spiritual practices and beliefs, language, family structure, and communication styles.
Can school be a culture? From the list we made on the board how does school fit into our definition of culture? (Clothing, music, government)
To some school appears to be involuntary and they have to go to school, but what about college? Not everyone believes in what you may believe in. This is only specific to a certain group of people. The same way that some families celebrate different holidays and have different traditions. Not everyone has the same beliefs and not everyone is the same.
4th Grade TEKS
(19) Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to Texas. The student is expected to:
- (A) identify the similarities and differences among various racial, ethnic, and religious groups in Texas;
- (B) identify customs, celebrations, and traditions of various cultural, regional, and local groups in Texas such as Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, the Strawberry Festival, and Fiesta San Antonio.