Material and Non-Material Culture

Material and Non-Material Culture

Material and Non-Material Culture: My Cultural Handprint AP Human Geography Cultural Patterns and Processes Unit For today, 11/01 Take out a sheet of paper and label it Intro to Culture. Copy down these four definitions. (1.) Culture: body of beliefs and material traits that together constitute a groups way of life Habit: individual Custom: group (2.) Cultural trait: what people do to reflect their culture (3.) Cultural norm: laws that guide peoples behavior (4.) Taboo: a restriction on a behavior

Cultural Iceberg Two components of culture: material culture and non-material culture. In your groups, discuss how culture can be like an iceberg. Non-Material Culture: Abstract, below water Values: standards that guide how people assess desirability, goodness, and beauty Serve as guidelines for moral living Beliefs: specific statements that people hold to be true Almost always based on values Behaviors: actions that people take Based on values and beliefs as reflected in cultural norms Material Culture = concrete, above

water Artifacts Values? Behaviors? Beliefs? reflect values, behaviors , beliefs of a culture Norms: the laws of culture Written Norms Murder Theft Drug use

Assault Unwritten Norms Gender roles Dining etiquette Bathroom etiquette Elevator protocol A violation of these norms can be considered taboo in American Art i f a c t s

Behavior s What do you value? What do you believe? What are some of your behaviors? What artifacts do you have? Na me pd , . fs As part of your culture, include: s

lu e Va For each finger: identify various elements of your culture Belie My Cultural Handprint w Explain ho your none r u t l u c l

a i r mate in is reflected rial e t a m r u o y culture

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