What is culture?
"Culture" is a term that describes the entire way of life shared by a group of people. Cultural richness includes diversity in anything that has to do with how people live: music, art, recreation, religion or beliefs, languages, dress, traditions, stories and folklore, ways of organization, ways of interacting with the environment, and attitudes toward other groups of people.
It’s important to understand cultural richness at different scales, from individual identities to groups and societies—local, regional, national, and global. Cultural landscapes are continually changing due to migration, globalization, and modernization. All of these factors impact forces of cooperation and conflict among communities.
Consult Visual and Performing Arts: Visual Arts Content Standards 7.3.2: Compare and contrast works of art from various periods, styles, and cultures and explain how those works reflect the society in which they were made.
- The questions in the Questions tab provide a framework for discussing how culture reflects social values.
science of the origin, development, and culture of human beings.
activities to celebrate or commemorate an event.
variety of different cultures in a specific area.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
series of customs or procedures for a ceremony, often religious.