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9th Grade World Geography - Unit 3 Culture - Vocabulary

culture all the features of a peoples way of life
customs the usual way of doing things
judaism a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews that stressed belief in one god and faithfulness to the laws of the Old Testament
animism belief that inhuman objects have spirits
Hinduism a body of social, cultural, religious beliefs and practices native to the Indian subcontinent
Buddhism a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Guatama Buddha
Religion a cultures system of faith and worship
genocide the policy of deliberately killing a national or ethnic group
Christianity the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches
Islam the whole body of Muslim believers, their civilization, and the countries in which theirs is the dominant religion
Shi'ism One of the two branches of Islam. A member of an Indian religion that separated from Hinduism and was founded in the 16th century, that teaches the monotheism, and that has the Granth as its chief religious document rejecting the authority of the vedas.
gender roles the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others
urban the characteristic of being accustom to cities
rural living in the country
phenomenon a fact, occurrence, or circumstance absurd or observable; to study the phenomena of nature
multicultural of, pertaining to, or representing several different cultures or cultural elements
social class a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political stats
social mobility the ability of individuals or groups to move upward or downward in status based on wealth, occupation, education, or some other social variable
traditional culture a society characterized by an orientation to the past
folk culture cultural practices by a small group
cultural change modification of society through innovation?
minority the smaller part or number; a number or part or amount forming less than half of the whole
tradition something handed down or an inherited way of thinking
migration the process of migrating; a migratory movement
perception the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind
traditional economy an economy devised on traditions, customs, and beliefs based on their soceity
spatial economy relating to or nature of space
Columbian exchange wide spread exchange of plants, culture, and humans
cultural convergence the growing simulation beween national cultures
cultural divergence the tendency for cultures to become increasingly dissimilar with time as opposed to cultural convergence which is the tendency for cultures to become increasingly similar with time
pandemic prevalent throughout an entire country, continent of the whole world; epidemic over a large area



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