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Tuesday, June 2

  1. page Definitions edited ... Discussion Prompt: In today's global world can cultures truly remain independent? With the in…
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    Discussion Prompt: In today's global world can cultures truly remain independent?
    With the increase of Information Technology (I.T.) the world is becoming flat, where cultures do not remain isolated and unchanged, but instead are continually merging and mixing with others.
    The Metaphor
    A person's culture used to be described like a tree- a tree is one solid single life, it keeps growing and changing but remains it own entity. Your culture was your identity, your roots.
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    But does the tree
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    But haven't cultures always impacted (changed) each other? What about in today's world where information and people travel at faster and faster speeds.
    A person's culture is actually more like a rhizome.
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    Source: www.eeob.iastate.edu/.../ vegetative/stems.html
    Definitionof Rhizome-
    In botany, a rhizome (from Greek: ῥίζωμα "rootstalk") is a characteristically horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nodes.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome)
    Rhizomes are continually creating new roots and shoots, thereby constantly changing form and its overall structure.

    What is i Culture?
    What is You Culture?
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    Part Two:
    Now see how these artifacts can represent You Culture. How are these shared and exchanged with others?
    Final Exam: For your final exam tomorrow you can choose from one of the following prompts. You will have the rest of class today to work on your essay. You can bring in one page of notes.
    Your task is to write an essay that covers the following points:
    1) Explain the way the iCulture/YouCulture operates on a global scale and what this means for the definition of culture: How has the idea of culture changed in the 21st century? What happens to cultural identity? What are elements that help create this new exchange of cultures? Is this a positive or negative development? Why?
    2) Explain the way iCulture/YouCulture has personally affected your life and your idea of culture: What are your experiences with iCulture/YouCulture? How does this idea affect you and your personal identity? How do you feel iCulture/YouCulture works at SAS
    3) Tell me about what you think about the future of culture: What will culture look like in 100 years? How do you feel about this? Why?

    A definition
    When people study cultures, as with any other subject, they create a system of classification. We group things together based on common denominators, using patterns to help us organize the world around us. Anthropologists are specialists who study culture, among other things.
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    What is Culture in the 21st century?
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    Discussion Prompt: In today's global world can cultures truly remain independent?
    With the increase of Information Technology (I.T.) the world is becoming flat, where cultures do not remain isolated and unchanged, but instead are continually merging and mixing with others.
    A person's culture used to be described like a tree- a tree is one solid single life, it keeps growing and changing but remains it own entity. Your culture was your identity, your roots.
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    But does the tree
    What is i
    Culture?
    What is You Culture?
    Task:
    Part One:
    In your group find as many artifacts of i Culture as you can. You will share these will the class.
    Part Two:
    Now see how these artifacts can represent You Culture. How are these shared and exchanged with others?

    A definition
    When people study cultures, as with any other subject, they create a system of classification. We group things together based on common denominators, using patterns to help us organize the world around us. Anthropologists are specialists who study culture, among other things.
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    By classifying and examining these products, we can identify the main characteristics of a specific culture.
    This is one of the things that we will do in class, to help us understand this concept.
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    for extended reading. {door2_2.gif} reading.[[image:file/view/door2_2.gif link="http://anthro.palomar.edu/culture/culture_1.htm"]]
    Making sense of culture
    Societies and culture
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    Do you remember them? These are human behaviors that everybody has. They are universal, common to all.
    In order to better understand what culture is, we will look at how Cultural Universals are expressed (the Cultural Universals) in different communities across the world.
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    a poster.
    You need to get BOTH your choice of topic and final product approved before you begin.
    See the assignment for more details. {Cultural Universals Research Assignment.doc}
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  6. page home edited ... This shows that You need to be capable of expanding to full growth, avoid the obstacles, and b…
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    This shows that You need to be capable of expanding to full growth, avoid the obstacles, and be able to shape youself. You need to let culture guide you throught life, and be one with your culture, because your culture influences the rest of your life and who you will become.
    (Erik)
    “People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.”
    --Daisaku Ikeda
    I think this quote means that each culture can only live peacefully with each other if they respect and honor the other cultures' traditions.
    (Ariel)

    “As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.”
    Seneca quotes (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)
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Monday, June 1

  1. page Poetry We Like and Why edited ... Freed-exempt or released by something Harri. Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue…
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    Freed-exempt or released by something
    Harri.
    Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.
    — Robert Frost
    Analysis: edwards

    Martin Luther King
    Because he took a stand for peace
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