CULTURAL DIFFUSION

DEFINITION:  Cultural Diffusion: the spreading of a cultural trait (material object. idea. or behavior pattern) from one society to another  Diffusion can also be viewed as a cultural ‘exchange’ .

Elements of Culture that have been ‘diffused’ into our current culture:  Foods: Chinese. Mexican. Indian  How many have eaten a fortune cookie? .

Cultural Diffusion  Elements of OUR culture that have been diffused into OTHER cultures .

 .Elements of Culture that have been diffused into other cultures: Baseball  Baseball was developed into the game it is now in the US in the late 18th century.

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THE WORLD ON A STRING .

be like? What do you think about cultural diffusion’s impact on today’s world? . etc. What would the food.      What did we just create? What does cultural diffusion mean in your own words? How is what we just created an example of cultural diffusion? How does cultural diffusion shape the world and country we live in? Imagine life like in the United States if we were all one culture. music.