INTRODUCTION to World Cultures What is culture? Can
INTRODUCTION to World Cultures What is culture? Can you define it? Can you describe a culture of a specific place? Unit 3 Africa Lesson 3 World Religions
What is Culture? Definition a way of life of a region Social Structure Government Religion Customs and traditions Language Arts Economies
click Elements of Culture What are nine elements of culture? Food Clothing Humor Architecture Leisure
Skills Ideas of beauty Ideas of right and wrong Goals for future Example: the Nacirema People Read the document on Nacirema (Some of you know about them let others discuss their views first) What did you find odd?
What did you find normal? Was anything repulsive? What are examples of their behavior? How would you describe their culture? Would you want to visit them? What is American Culture? What are aspects we all have in common? Cultural differences
gestures What is Religion? Definition: The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, discusses the eternal, and usually explains your soul and an after life. Examples Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism
Buddhism, Islam Christianity Worlds biggest 33% of the world Idea: there is one God (monotheistic) Offshoot of Judaism Three parts of God The son (Jesus) was sent to earth to
cleanse you of your sins Several types: Catholic Protestant Orthodox Islam
Second largest 20% of world population Monotheistic Started in Middle East in 7th century Idea: total obedience to God (Allah)
Respected Judaism and Christianity Spread throughout Mediterranean Third largest religion in world 14% (and growing) Only Indians (from India) Polytheistic (man Gods) Fairly complicated Reincarnation
(born into body of baby) All animals are sacred Most Hindus are vegetarians
Buddhism Fourth largest religion (6%) Found mostly in East Asia Belief that life has no beginning or end Reincarnation
Government Different types (18) Democracy Republic (form of Democracy) Dictatorship
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