Toolbook: You need only one for the entire class!
What is culture? It is everything in a society, from A to Z.
A is for Art, D is for Dress, L is for Language, R is for religion.
T is for Taboos – behaviors that are unacceptable.
Using the ABCs, you can analyze any culture in the world! A great way to learn cultural similarities and differences.
Take a fascinating look at cultural similarities and differences.
• Our culture: Using the ABCs, we analyze one little city in the USA.
• Your culture: Using our worksheets, analyze the culture of your city.
• American culture: This is a real hoot.
• World cultures: Using the ABCs, you can analyze any culture around the world.
• Surprises: How geography shapes the culture.
• Surprises: How language reflects culture.
Using our worksheets, students can write country reports.
No learning curve: Lessons are ready to reproduce.
This book of reproducible lessons works great with The ABC's of World Culture Wall Unit
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Part 1: What is culture?
WHAT IS CULTURE?
Take a peak at culture in Germany.
Using the ABC's, we analyze one city - Asheville, North Carolina.
Using the ABC's, students analyze their city.
Our language reveals our culture!
“Microwave, nuke it, fast food, Poptarts”: What does this say about
our culture? (Ours is a fast-paced culture.)
Part 2: Cultures around the world
How to analyze any culture around the world, from A to Z.
Worksheet #1: Art & Literature What art forms and literature are typical
of this culture?
Worksheet #2: Buildings What building symbolizes this culture?
Worksheet #3: Communication How does the average person get news and get around?
Worksheet #4: Dress What clothing is typical of this culture?
Worksheet #5: Economy What drives the economy - farms, factories or services?
Worksheet #6: Economy How to analyze any economy.
Worksheet #7: Economy How to classify any economy.
Worksheet #8: Family What does the typical family look like?
Worksheet #9: Family What is the role and status of women?
Worksheet #10: Family What is the role and status of children?
Worksheet #11: Geography How does geography shape the culture? (An overview)
Worksheet #12: Geography How does location shape the culture?
Worksheet #13: Geography How do physical features shape the culture?
Worksheet #14: Geography In this culture, how do people relate to the land,
rivers and sea?
Worksheet #15: Geography How does the climate shape the culture?
Worksheet #16: Government How to analyze any government.
Worksheet #17: History What historical events have shaped this culture?
Worksheet #18: Icon What images cause an immediate, emotional response?
Worksheet #19: Jobs How does the average person make a living?
Worksheet #20: Knowledge How is knowledge passed from one generation to another?
Worksheet #21: Language What do words and expressions tell you about this culture?
Worksheet #22: Movement/Migration How is this culture connected to the rest
of the world?
Worksheet #23: Movement/Migration How did the Europeans shape this culture?
Worksheet #24: National Pride What people, places, things spark feelings of
Worksheet #25: Organizations What are the most important organizations (formal
Worksheet #26: Population What groups (age, race, ethnic groups) shape this
Worksheet #27: Quality of Life How to rate the average person’s health
Worksheet #28: Religion What religious beliefs and values do people hold?
Worksheet #29: Religion What are the traditional holidays and festivals?
Worksheet #30: Status What groups have high and low status? (Model: U.S. in
Worksheet #31: Status What groups have high and low status?
Worksheet #32: Taboos What behaviors are considered to be totally unacceptable?
Worksheet #33: Urban or Rural Is this a city culture or a country culture?
Worksheet #34: Vacation & Recreation In this culture, how do people have
Worksheet #35: Ways of Daily Life What’s it like to live in this culture?
Worksheet #36: Yum! (Food) What does the typical family eat? What foods are
Worksheet #37: Ztuff (Stuff) What stuff (cultural artifacts) is typical of this
Part 6: CULTURAL TERMS
rite of passage