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Culture Unit

Key terms

TermDefinition
world population total number of people spread over the Earth's surface
population distribution how population is spread across the world
demographer a scientist who studies population
population density the average number of people who live in a square mile
birthrate the number of live births each year per 1000 people
death rate number of deaths each year per 1000 people
life expectancy the average number of years that people live
migration moving from one place to another
immigrants people who leave one country and move to another
push pull theory demographers use this to explain why people move
urbanization movement of people to cities and the growth of cities
rural villages in the countryside
urban city like areas
culture way of life of a group of people
cultural traits distinct skills, customs, and ways of doing things
culture region an area in which people share the same cultural traits
technology tools and skills that people can use to make life easier
cultural landscape changes people make to their environment
institution an organization in a society
social structure the way of organizing people into groups
nuclear family parents and their children
extended family includes parents, grandparents and other relatives
ethics standards of accepted behavior
economy system for producing,distributing, and consuming goods and services
traditions customs that survive from one generation to the next
customs special practices that are common to one group of people
values beliefs about what is good, desirable, and worth holding on to
basic needs things that cultures need to survive
language a way of communicating and a system of writing
government made up of a person of group of people who make laws, decisions for war and collect taxes
education teach people about religion, science, math, history, etc.
religion what people believe in and how they worship their god(s)
recreation things people do for fun
family patterns the ways that families are set up
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