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Iceberg Concept of Culture- I use this for so many activities in class. Primarily, I use it for students to analyze elements of culture found in literature, movies, and art. It helps them seem deeper than the surface levels of culture.

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Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian writing is known as hieroglyphics ('sacred carvings') and developed at some point prior to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 -2613 BCE). According to some scholars, the concept of the written word was first developed in Mesopotamia and came to Egypt through trade. While there certainly was cross-cultural exchange between the two regions, Egyptian hieroglyphics are completely Egyptian in origin; there is no evidence of early writings.

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Thank You in 30 Different Languages  This shows how some things might not look the same or even sound similar across different languages but are still expressed. "Thank you" is a universal concept, it is important to people to be able to express gratitude.  So, languages (cultures) have evolved to include words with the agreed upon meaning to express the concept.

Thank You in 30 Different Languages This shows how some things might not look the same or even sound similar across different languages but are still expressed. "Thank you" is a universal concept, it is important to people to be able to express gratitude. So, languages (cultures) have evolved to include words with the agreed upon meaning to express the concept.

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Culture Observation

For children 5-8 years old SE.1.64 Ask questions about physical differences. SE.1.61 Demonstrate awareness of activities that can satisfy people‘s wants. SE.1.62 Talk about what he wants to be when he grows up. SE.1.63 Recognize gender differences. SE.1.64 Ask questions about physical differences.

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Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

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