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Ch 36: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Culture

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Work through the sections in this chapter to get ready for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam. The chapter is designed to help you review different aspects of culture and it effects on global interactions.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Culture - Chapter Summary

Going through each lesson allows you to identify examples of cultural norms and understand what cultural analysis is used for. Lesson topics include:

  • Material and nonmaterial culture
  • Perceptions of culture
  • Enculturation
  • Cultural globalization
  • Theories of cultural evolution
  • Technology's effect on global and local cultures
  • Cross-cultural understanding

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11 Lessons in Chapter 36: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Culture
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What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture

1. What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture

Culture is a huge topic of study for sociologists. In this lesson, we define culture and distinguish between material and nonmaterial culture. As culture, nation, and society are often used interchangeably, we also distinguish between these three concepts.

Cultural Norms: Definition & Values

2. Cultural Norms: Definition & Values

Cultural norms are what keep people moving in a similar direction. This lesson explains the relationship between cultural norms and values. We'll also look at an experiment that tells us about our willingness to conform.

Cultural Analysis: Theoretical Approaches

3. Cultural Analysis: Theoretical Approaches

In this lesson, we cover three theoretical approaches used by sociologists to analyze culture: structural-functional theory, social-conflict theory, and sociobiology. We define and discuss each theory, along with examples.

Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism

4. Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism

The way we perceive culture - both our own and that of others - is affected by many things. In this lesson, we define and discuss the difference between perceptions of ideal culture and real culture. We also examine ethnocentrism and compare it to the idea of culture relativism.

Enculturation: Definition & Examples

5. Enculturation: Definition & Examples

Enculturation refers to the process by which we learn about our culture. Learn all about enculturation from different examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz in this lesson.

Cultural Globalization: Definition, Factors & Effects

6. Cultural Globalization: Definition, Factors & Effects

In this lesson you will learn what cultural globalization means, how it flows from one place to another, what factors influence this, and the positive and negative effects this has on cultures around the world.

Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

7. Theories of Cultural Evolution: Human Stages, Historical Materialism & Neo-Malthusian

This lesson will seek to explain the theories of cultural evolution. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Edward Tylor, Karl Marx, and the Malthusian catastrophe of Thomas Robert Malthus.

How do Cultures Change?

8. How do Cultures Change?

The culture of a society is not stagnant. It can change under certain situations. This lesson will provide examples and discuss both outside influences and factors within society that can cause cultural change.

Cultural Differences in Attributional Patterns

9. Cultural Differences in Attributional Patterns

Why do people act the way they do? There are many factors. In this lesson, we discuss how cultural differences can determine attributional patterns. We define internal and external attributions and discuss the attributional tendencies of individualistic cultures compared to collectivistic cultures.

How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

10. How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

The following lesson will discuss the effects that technology has both on a global and local scale. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

How Cultural Diversity Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding

11. How Cultural Diversity Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding

Having a diverse society has many benefits, even if it comes with some challenges. This lesson discusses some of the specific ways that cultural diversity can promote understanding across cultures.

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