Name______________________________________ Due Date__________________________________ COMPARATIVE VALUES AND BELIEFS SYSTEMS Culture Unit Assignment 2 Task 1: Language Game Describe your experience. In what ways is language important in communicating culture? Task 2: What are American Values? Use the news resources provided to construct a list of 10 American values and beliefs. Next to each value or belief you should note the number of the resource that illustrates it. Name______________________________________ Due Date__________________________________ Task 3: Review Day 1 Simulation Terms to Know Examples from Heelotia/Hokie simulation Gestures: part of nonmaterial culture; the use of one’s body to communicate Language: a system of symbols to communicate abstract thought Values: ideas of what is desirable in life Norms: expectations, rules of behavior Sanctions: approval or disapproval of behavior Task 4: Homework Read the last five pages of the packet provided in class titled “Culture.” Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Where possible your answers should include illustrations from class activities. Be sure to clearly define all underlined terms. 1. Why is language so significant to culture? 2. How do sanctions work to reinforce the norms and values in a culture? Be sure to explain both positive and negative sanctions. 3. Explain the difference between folkways and mores. What is a “taboo”? Give examples to enhance your answer. Name______________________________________ Due Date__________________________________ 4. How do subcultures and countercultures differ? 5. Using specific examples from either the reading or your own experience, explain the difference between real and ideal culture. 6. What are cultural universals? Are there customs or activities that exist in all cultures? Explain. 7. What are the world’s main cultural trends? Explain the difference between cultural leveling and cultural diffusion. Give an example of each.
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