Acculturation vs. Assimilation: Definition & Examples


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What is assimilation?

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1. What is acculturation?

2. Is the majority culture changed during assimilation, acculturation, both, or neither?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The role of these assessments will be to quiz you on assimilation, acculturation, as well as their effects and examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test yourself on:

  • Assimilation's definition
  • Acculturation's definition
  • Ways assimilation and acculturation impact the majority culture
  • Potential illustrations of acculturation and assimilation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define assimilation and acculturation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding changes to the majority population and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about real-life situations that may involve acculturation and assimilation

Additional Learning

Read our lesson, Acculturation vs. Assimilation: Definition & Examples, to extend your comprehension of these two concepts. This lesson can be used as a vehicle to learn more about:

  • Examples of both assimilation and acculturation
  • Contrasts between assimilation and acculturation
  • Influences of assimilation and acculturation in the United States