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The question posed to the class is, "What makes a group?" The answer to that question results in a better understanding of the nature of culture. Race, location, religion, language, and group identification are explored as children pair up and consider how these traits define various regions in Europe. Two worksheets and an informational text guide them as they explore the topic of European language and religion, culminating in a reflective journal entry. 
Young scholars use a variety of media to explore culture as the accumulation of beliefs, learned patterns of behavior, institutions, and values. They examine how to identify, compare, and appreciate the traits of various regions and people groups. A wonderful resource from National Geographic. Consider utilizing it at the start of the school year to encourage respecting people of all race, faith, gender, etc. 
Students use the Internet to discover the cultures and customs of Nepal, Japan, or the Mentawai tribe of Indonesia. They compare their customs to customs in the US. They write paragraphs imagining that they are visiting people of these cultures.
Students explore ancient Anasazi people through samples of rock art preserved in public lands of the Four Corners region. The national parks, which protect this land from vandalism and neglect, serve as a showcase for this Native American rock art.
Students identify characteristics of traditional and modern rituals found in different cultures. Through reading stories about rituals, students identify some of their characteristics.
Students draw a map of the Niger River system. They research the connection between people and the environment as it applies to the Niger River. They research oil production in the Niger Delta and describe the environmental, ecological, and political implications of oil production in the Niger Delta.;
Young scholars explore the ancient civilization of Egypt and explore the geography of and daily life in ancient Egypt; students conclude by writing letters describing one aspect of life in ancient Egypt that they find interesting.
Students explore the geography of the Inca Empire and consider how geography affected the Inca way of life, from government to agriculture to transportation.
Students explore how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
Students research historical and recent research on King Tut. They try to solve the mystery of how he died. Students explore how new technology is helping scientists clarify the circumstances surrounding Tut's death. They create a time line depicting important discoveries in the history of Tut research and note different technology used.
Young scholars study artifacts that represent fertility. In this art and artifact analysis lesson, students study the fertility objects, read the background information about the artifacts, and discuss their representations.

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