Ch 26: PLACE Elementary Education: Culture & Society

About This Chapter

Refresh your knowledge of culture and society by exploring the short and engaging lessons in this chapter. You can test your knowledge by taking lesson quizzes and a chapter exam in preparation for the PLACE Elementary Education assessment.

PLACE Elementary Education: Culture & Society - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter can boost your confidence as you study for the PLACE Elementary Education assessment. By learning more about culture and society, you can rest assured you'll be able to do the following on the exam:

  • Explain the meaning of culture and the differences between material and nonmaterial culture
  • Identify and describe the four elements of every culture
  • Differentiate between socialization and social isolation
  • Provide the four most influential agents of socialization
  • Share how science, technology and economic activity help shape societies
  • Define religion, and share its role in society
  • Discuss the meaning, purpose and types of political changes

Take advantage of short lessons that average about 10 minutes apiece. They streamline the studying process by offering access to a condensed, yet comprehension version of the topics you need to understand for the exam.

PLACE Elementary Education: Culture & Society Chapter Objectives

In Colorado, educators are required to take the PLACE Elementary Education assessment to teach math, science, physical education, language arts, humanities and social studies to elementary students. Most PLACE tests consist of about 100 multiple-choice questions and last four hours and 30 minutes. To pass and secure your appropriate educator licensure, you must earn a minimum score of 220 on the exam.

The topics covered in this chapter on culture and society are found in the social studies subarea of the test. You will be asked to share your understanding of common social studies themes, including culture and global connections. Study for questions in this section by exploring the lessons in this chapter. You can reinforce concepts by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: PLACE Elementary Education: Culture & Society
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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.

Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture

2. Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture

Culture combines many elements to create a unique way of living for different people. In this lesson, we identify four of the elements that exist in every culture, albeit in different forms: symbols, language, values, and norms. We also differentiate between folkways and mores.

Socialization and Social Isolation: Definition & Case Studies

3. Socialization and Social Isolation: Definition & Case Studies

Interestingly, socialization seems to be the process that makes us act human. Here, we define socialization and discuss its importance to human development. We also contrast it to social isolation and discuss several case studies regarding what happens when humans don't or can't socialize.

Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

4. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media

The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.

How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

5. How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science, technology and economic activity have shaped human societies, from the agricultural revolution to the Industrial Revolution to the digital age. A short quiz will follow.

What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society

6. What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society

This lesson will focus on the traits of religion. Using the works of Tillich and Noss, it will highlight religion's belief in the supernatural, its inclusion of a moral code, and its use of prescribed ritual acts.

Political Change: Definition, Purpose & Types

7. Political Change: Definition, Purpose & Types

The following lesson discusses how political change is a powerful force in politics. Some key types of political change are also discussed. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

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