What is Culture?
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Culture is a word that is often associated with many things. Some may connect culture to food, or specific dance styles. Others say that culture is associated with specific art styles and language. However, what does the term "culture" really mean?
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After you finish this lesson, you should have a broad understanding about culture. Culture is a complex word that deals with tradition and patterns of social behaviors and often shows diversity in the world. It creates differences that allows you to look at other people and question why they do the things they do. By staying aware of other people's cultures and their self-identity, you can understand another person better. Next time you look on the internet or outside, think of where culture impacts your own community. Here are a few lessons to help explore the concept of culture even further: Food & Culture, Clothing & The Impact of Culture, Art & Culture, and Candy Culture
Think of the things that make up your culture. Maybe it's the music that you love, or your favorite food from your country. Perhaps your culture involves the different traditions in your community or the background history of your family. Take some time and identify what your culture is and what it is made up of.
Imagine a world with no cultural differences. Imagine that this world has no cultural identity what so ever. You wouldn't have any of your favorite music or food. Everyone speaks the same language and no one is different. Describe how not having any culture might harm the world. Are there any positives to not having any culture?