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GCMS Culture vocab

TermDefinition
society a group of people living together in an organized way
community a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
culture the learned behaviors and attitudes of a society that form their way of life
arts and recreation things we do in our spare time, after work is done
customs and traditions behavior patterns that communities follow
government an organized system that societies use to make decisions
religion the belief in a supernatural controlling power
technology tools, knowledge and skills people use to make work easier
examples of things govenment does choosing rulers and making laws
examples of arts and recreation soccer, piano, building with Legos, watching Youtube videos for fun
examples of technology pencil, iPad, scissors, indoor plumbing, bicycle
examples of religion Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism
examples of customs and traditions saying "please" and "thank you" - eating turkey on Thanksgiving - valuing freedoms and rights
example of a community all of us at GCMS!
salad bowl society the idea that the cultural differences among people can remain in a community that lives in harmony
melting pot society when people give up their own cultural characteristics to take on the traits of a majority culture
examples of salad bowl society in USA ~ sushi for breakfast and tacos for dinner ~ playing futbol or cricket or baseball after school
examples of melting pot society in USA ~ huge attendance at 4th of July fireworks ~ almost everyone has been to Starbucks ~ almost every single kid in the USA learns on a Chromebook or iPad these days
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