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Name: ______________________________

Hour: ______________

Human Characteristics - Culture Checklist


Learning Intentions:
Big Ideas Essential Questions

1. What are the elements that create culture? ● How does a society organize its people?
2. How does each element create culture? ● How do they preserve their cultural values?
3. How do the elements work together and ● How do governments distribute power?
relate to each other? ● What is the relationship between government
4. How does the physical environment impact leaders and its citizens?
the elements of culture?
5. How does culture can define a group of
peoples’ worldviews?
6. How does culture connect to Place (5
Themes of Geography)

Success Criteria:
1. I will be able to differentiate between the two 3. I will be able to diagram the hierarchy of
types of family units and the economic government.
conditions that contribute to family size. a. I can define the different forms of
a. I can define nuclear and extended government
family i. Unitary, Confederate, Federal
b. I can define industrialized and b. I can define the different types of
developing nations and explain its government and how citizens
relationship to family participate in those types of
c. I can define social classes and social government.
mobility and explain the influence on a i. Authoritarian - dictatorship &
society’s culture. monarchy
2. I will be able to distinguish between the way ii. Democratic - representative
people preserve their cultural values. democracy
a. I can define social organization, arts & iii. Oligarchic
literature, and customs & traditions in iv. Theocratic
the context of culture. 4. I will be able to identify and differentiate
b. I can describe how social between types of economies
organization, arts & literature, and a. I can define Market Economy
customs & traditions promotes and b. I can define Command Economy
define cultural norms. c. I can define Mixed Economy
c. I will be able to explain the influence d. I can define Traditional Economy
of religion on the six elements of
culture.
Purpose/Role of Unit
● This unit builds on the concept of Place from the 5 Themes of Geography. Part of Place is discussing
the human characteristics that define a location or place. With this we are basically talking about
culture. So in this unit we will be exploring what creates culture and talking about examples.
● Focus #1 is on identifying the different elements that create culture.
● Focus #2 is on understanding how the elements work together to create culture and identifying
examples from your life and the United States.
Unit Checklist Summary
Activities/ Date Date Teacher Comments
Assignments Details Started Completed Sign-Off

Social Organization,
Customs/Traditions,
Arts/Literature, & Religion
Notes

Religion - Sacred Stories

Religion and Conflict

Cultural Examples & Practice

Government & Economy


Notes

Government & Economy


Practice

Connecting the Elements of


Culture Notes

Personal Culture

Culture Assessment
*In order to begin your assessment, you
must show completion of the notes, at
least 2 practice activities from both
practice sections, and personal culture.

Unit Completion
Human Characteristics-Culture Pretest

● Login to Lockdown browser


● Login to Canvas - Click on the Quizzes Section in the left side navigation
● Click on the practice quiz titled Human Characteristics-Culture Pretest
● No phones are allowed during testing
● No talking while other people are testing
● Mrs. Yen will review your results with you before you begin your checklist

Time Estimate - 30-45 minutes

Teacher Comments:

Unit Details and Directions


Social Organization, Customs/Traditions, Arts/Literature, & Religion Notes Options

Video Guided Notes


● Pick up note guide
● Login to Canvas - Click on Human Characteristics - Culture Button
● Locate the page titled - Social Organization, Customs/Traditions, Arts/Literature, & Religion Notes
● Use the materials and directions on the page to complete notes

Time Estimate - 30 minutes

Teacher Guided Notes


● Pick up note guide
● Make sure you sit in the section designated as Teacher Guided Notes Seats
● Mrs. Yen will give further directions, make sure you are ready to start notes with materials out and
ready.
● You will not need your computer or earbuds/headphones
● This will only happen on Tuesdays or Block Days - Check Schedule for the Assigned Note Day

Time Estimate - 30-35 minutes

Teacher Comments:
Religion Sacred Stories

● Login to canvas - Click on the Human Characteristics-Culture Button


● Find the page titled Religion - Sacred Stories
● Complete the directions for the activities on this page

Time Estimate - 30 minutes

Teacher Comments:

Religion and Conflict

● This activity will be done as a whole group on a specific day in class. Make sure to keep track on the
calendar.
● You will be participating in a small group for a portion of the class and then we will have whole group
discussion.
● The purpose of this activity is to critically think about how religion is used in our society and how
religion can be used in conflict between different groups of people.
● Further direction will be given in class on the day of the activity.

Time Estimate - 60-90 minutes- 1 block period

Teacher Comments:
Cultural Examples and Practice Options

Bizarre Foods Videos


● Login to canvas - Click on the Culture Button
● Find the page titled Bizarre Food Videos
● Pick one of the videos to watch
● Take notes on the different aspects of culture that you see
● We will complete one of these as a class

Time Estimate - 45 minutes

Religion Stickman
● Login to canvas - Click on the Culture Button
● Find the page titled Religion Stickman
● Complete the directions listed in the page
● Review it with Mrs. Yen

Time Estimate - 30 minutes

Music/Movies/Art/Literature Exploration
● Pick up the worksheet from the bin on the back table.
● Follow the directions on the worksheet
● Look for the day scheduled for the Yen Small Group Portion
● You will be comparing your favorite media against the national favorite media and looking at
historically pivotal pieces of art/literature to see art/literature’s role in culture.

Time Estimate - 20-30 minutes for part 1 & 20 minutes for part 2

Social Organization, Customs/Traditions, Arts/Literature, & Religion Practice Quiz


● Login to Formative
● Complete the assignment titled - Culture Practice 1
● You need to review with Mrs. Yen before moving on.

Time Estimate - 10 minutes

Vocabulary Practice - Pick one of the following options to practice vocabulary


1. Quizlet practice
2. Create your own flashcards
3. Create picture vocabulary with the vocabulary list from quizlet
a. Canva, Google Presentation, Keynote, flipgrid, padlet, etc
4. Complete Vocabulary Worksheet

Time Estimate - 10-30 minutes

Teacher Comments:
Government & Economy Notes Options

Video Guided Notes


● Pick up note guide
● Login to Canvas - Click on Human Characteristics - Culture Button
● Locate the page titled - Government & Economy Notes
● Use the materials and directions on the page to complete notes

Time Estimate - 30 - 45 minutes

Teacher Guided Notes


● Pick up note guide
● Make sure you sit in the section designated as Teacher Guided Notes Seats
● Mrs. Yen will give further directions, make sure you are ready to start notes with materials out and
ready.
● You will not need your computer or earbuds/headphones
● This will only happen on Tuesdays or Block Days - Check Schedule for the Assigned Note Day

Time Estimate - 45 minutes

Teacher Comments:
Government & Economy Practice Options

Government & Economy Hierarchy Card Sort


● Login to canvas - Click on the Culture Button
● Find the page titled Government & Economy Card Sort
● Grab the cards from Mrs. Yen
● Your task is to sort the cards according to the directions in the bag/Canvas.
● When you are finished, call Mrs. Yen over to review your choices and explain why you placed each
card in the section you did.

Time Estimate - 30 minutes

Government & Economy Gummy Bear Challenge


● Login to canvas - Click on the Culture Button
● Find the page titled Government & Economy Gummy Bear Challenge
● Complete the directions listed in the page
● Review it with Mrs. Yen

Time Estimate - 30 minutes

Government & Economy Practice Quiz


● Login to Formative
● Complete the assignment titled - Culture Practice 2
● You need to review with Mrs. Yen before moving on.

Time Estimate - 10 minutes

Vocabulary Practice - Pick one of the following options to practice vocabulary


1. Quizlet practice
2. Create your own flashcards
3. Create picture vocabulary with the vocabulary list from quizlet
a. Canva, Google Presentation, Keynote, flipgrid, padlet, etc
4. Complete Vocabulary Worksheet

Time Estimate - 10-30 minutes

Teacher Comments:
Connecting the Elements of Culture Notes Options
*Recommend Teacher Guided Notes*

Video Guided Notes


● Pick up note guide
● Login to Canvas - Click on Human Characteristics - Culture Button
● Locate the page titled - Connecting the Elements of Culture Notes Notes
● Use the materials and directions on the page to complete notes

Time Estimate - 15 - 20 minutes

Teacher Guided Notes -


● Pick up note guide
● Make sure you sit in the section designated as Teacher Guided Notes Seats
● Mrs. Yen will give further directions, make sure you are ready to start notes with materials out and
ready.
● You will not need your computer or earbuds/headphones
● This will only happen on Tuesdays or Block Days - Check Schedule for the Assigned Note Day

Time Estimate - 45 minutes

Teacher Comments:

Personal Culture

● Login to Canvas - Click on the Culture Button


● Locate the assignment titled Personal Culture Profile
● This assignment is to show that you understand what each of the elements of culture are and how to
identify them in your own life.
● Complete directions and turn in when finished.

Time Estimate - 30-45 minutes- 1 class period

Teacher Comments:
Human Characteristics-Culture Assessment 3 Parts

Country Place Profile


● You will select a country
● You will have to identify the physical and human characteristics of your selected country.
● This will be done on paper
● This portion will be assessing if you can identify and apply the material to a country.

Time Estimate - 1-3 class periods

Country Map
You will need to complete a map that includes:

● Capitol city
● Major cities
● Major landforms/physical features like mountains, rivers, etc.
● Any other item you believe is important to feature
A blank map will be provided.

Time Estimate - 1 class period

Place Analysis

You will describe how each of those elements creates the culture of that location and how those elements
influence each other and how those elements create the identity or “Place” for that location.

Time Estimate - 1-3 class periods

Teacher Comments: