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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a geography of languages, religions and material culture unit of a standard human geography course. Topics covered include:
- Dialect geography
- The world's major languages and written languages
- Key religious concepts
- Monotheism, nontheism, animism and shamanism
- Relationship of material culture to geography
1. Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects
Do you know what lolly water is? How about gym boots? In this lesson, you'll consider how word choices, accent and pronunciation are all part of our use of language and how this varies by region.
2. The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion
Can you guess the most widely spoken languages in the world? This lesson will explore the evolution of languages and how linguists aim to understand them.
3. The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols
In this lesson, we explore how written language is expressed in different areas of the world. You'll see examples of other languages that operate with their own characteristics to document information important to that culture.
4. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions
Sociologists strive to study every aspect of religion in an objective way. In this lesson, we define religion and identify key concepts that are found in religion. We also discuss the difference between churches, sects, and cults.
5. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity
In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.
6. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism
Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
7. Animism & Shamanism: Definitions, Worldviews & Ideologies
In this lesson, we look at the basics of animism and shamanism and why these categories can be controversial. You'll imagine the conversations among anthropologists as they aim to better understand these beliefs.
8. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts
In this lesson, you'll consider why geographers take an interest in the religions of people around the world. We'll also discuss how conflicts arise between groups with different beliefs and experiences.
9. Cultural Artifact: Definition & Examples
What does an ancient fertility goddess figurine have in common with a smartphone? What do these items reveal about the civilizations who produced them? This lesson explains what we can learn about people by examining the objects they have made or used in their society.
10. Material Culture in Sociology: Definition, Studies & Examples
In this lesson, we look at the study of material objects, and how they take on meaning in a culture. You'll learn about insights that can be gained by studying material culture and consider examples, such as cell phones, bicycles, and the Stanley Cup trophy.
11. The Bible and Literature
In this lesson, we'll explore the idea of allusions in literature, particularly allusions to the Bible. When we understand the stories in the Bible, we'll recognize references to them in other types of literature we read.
12. What Are Spanish Transition Words?
Transition words help connect ideas and show the relationship between a main idea and a supporting detail. They also improve oral conversation. Let's discuss the importance of these words and various examples you can incorporate into your Spanish writing.
13. Spanish Culture: Customs, Facts & Food
Spanish culture is rich in history with its unique customs and delicious food. This lesson highlights the country's popular traditions, provides some interesting trivia, ending with an overview of the most delicious foods from Spain.
14. Spanish-Speaking Countries & Capitals
Did you know that there are 21 countries around the world that speak Spanish as the official language? This lesson explores the countries and capitals where Spanish is spoken.
15. Ano Nuevo Spanish Holiday
If you happen to be in a Spanish-speaking country for New Year's Day, ''Año Nuevo'', then it would be useful to know the traditions and activities that are celebrated on this day. In this lesson, you'll learn key Spanish words related to the festivity.
16. Holidays in Spanish Speaking Countries
Spanish-speaking countries have holiday celebrations just like every other country. While we share some of the same holidays, you might be surprised to see how differently these holidays are celebrated. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most important holidays to these peoples.
17. Countries That Speak Spanish
The use of language gives us the ability to connect with others on a more personal and cultural level. Learning Spanish opens up communication to millions of people in many different countries. With that type of communicating power, the possibilities are endless!
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