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Ch 23: The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture

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The lessons provided in this chapter teach middle school students about different ways in which geography influences language and culture. The quizzes in this chapter have links to precise topics in the video lessons.

The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture - Chapter Summary

These video lessons can be used to help your middle school students with understanding how geography impacts language and culture. Topics that they will learn about include language and geography, the development and transmission of major languages, and the writing systems of major languages. Students can use the self-assessment quizzes to demonstrate what they have learned.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects Students will explore the meaning of language and how to explain the concept of language regions.
The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion This lesson teaches students how major languages were developed and how these languages became dispersed throughout the world.
The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols Our instructors show how major written languages use letters and symbols to relay meaning.
Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts Engaging videos cover how governmental and societal dynamics impact the geography of religion.
Material Culture in Sociology: Definition, Studies & Examples Students will learn the meaning of material culture and understand how it is associated with geography.

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Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

1. Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

Language refers to communication systems shared by a group, and language regions have variations in a language resulting in different dialects and accents. Explore the definitions and dialects of language, and explore different examples.

The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion

2. The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion

The world's major languages like Chinese, English, and Spanish gained influence through factors such as economics and politics. Explore language development and diffusion, which languages are most widely spoken, and language families.

The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols

3. The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols

The world's major written languages use different letters, characters, symbols, and diacritics to communicate meaning. Explore the origins of writing, discover how human beings learn to use it, and examine the most common characteristics of the world's major written languages.

Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

4. Geography of Religion: Political & Social Impacts

The geography of religion can have profound and far-reaching political and social impacts. Learn how religion affects the way people live, explore how ethnicity and identity entwine with faith, and discover how conflict can arise when different ideologies collide.

Material Culture in Sociology: Definition, Studies & Examples

5. Material Culture in Sociology: Definition, Studies & Examples

Material culture involves objects that relate to or are used by groups of humans, often holding a level of significance. Discover ways that sociologists study material culture, and consider examples of material culture in modern society such as cell phones, trophies, and bicycles.

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