What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History


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Which of the following is the best term to describe the policy in which one nation or region aims to politically dominate another nation?

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1. Which of the following is the best term to describe one culture aiming to change another?

2. What can result from directed cultural change?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of what can happen when one culture meets another. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how directed cultural change can impact those experiencing potential change.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Possible results of cultural changes that are directed
  • Examples of resistance to directed cultural changes
  • Anthropological interests in directed cultural change

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms related to cultural change
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding likely results of directed cultural change and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics of directed cultural change lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what may happen when cultures collide, review the corresponding lesson called What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what directed cultural change is
  • Identify the basic ways cultures are altered
  • Describe what happens when a culture loses part of its identity
  • Understand the effects of imperialism throughout history
  • Know what can happen when a culture resists forced change
  • Appreciate what anthropologists can do for current cultures