• Unit 1: Foundations

    Journal 1– How many elements of culture will we study this unit? How many languages do you speak? What is ethnocentrism and what problems might it cause?

    Journal 2 – Social Organizations: 1. Which social organization are you involved with? Why? 2. Which social organization do you want to get involved with? Why 

    Customs and Traditions: 3. What is a custom or tradition you currently practice? Do you enjoy it? 4. What is a custom or tradition you want to practice or start? Why?

    Language: 5. What language would you like to learn to speak? Why?

    Arts and Literature: 6. What is your favorite book, magazine, and/or website? 7. Who is your favorite author or artist? Why? 8. Are you creative? If yes, give me an example… If no, draw a picture of yourself…

    Journal 3 – What is government? How does it affect and impact our lives? What would your change about our current government? Write down as many forms of government you know.

    Journal 4 – How many different forms of government did we study? Can you name them? What document helps guide our government and is considered the law of the land? What amendments to this document are you aware of and why?

    Journal 5  List two things you believe you can’t live without. Does religion play a significant role in your life? Do you believe religion has played a significant role in world history?

    Journal 6 – What is the definition of religion? Is religion God’s creation to reach man or man’s creation to reach God? Write down one thing you now know about each of the following religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam.

    Journal 7 – How would you define economics? What goods and services do you think should take priority to be produced? Do you want to be self employed or work for a company? Are your parents self-employed?

    Journal 8 – How do you feel about the future of the country? How do you feel about the future of education? How do you feel about your future?

    Journal 9 – How many different economic systems did we study? Can you name them? What are key factors that make a country developed?

    Journal 10 – Write down one thing you know and one thing you want to know about each of the following: government, economics, and religion.

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