Chapter 1.2: Cultural diffusion

What are we doing today?
Recap par. 1.1
Explanation par 1.2
Work on your own
Test your knowledge

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This lesson contains 19 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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What are we doing today?
Recap par. 1.1
Explanation par 1.2
Work on your own
Test your knowledge

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Write down in your notebook

  • What is culture
  • Name at least two different cultural elements
  • What does it mean when two countries are part of the same cultural region?
Answer the questions by talking to each other, use the speaking frames 

Than write it down.

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1.2 Cultural diffusion

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Learning goals:
You are able to describe the main reasons for cultural diffusion, both in the past and present.

Explain the difference between cultural homogenisation and heterogenisation

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A McDonald's restaurant in Japan, an example of cultural diffusion.

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Cultural diffusion
The spread of cultural elements is called cultural diffusion
  • Examples: Food (Italian pizza), music from other countries and language (tto!)
  • Cultures can influence each other and change.

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What city is this?

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Cultural diffusion in the past: This picture was not taken in Rome, but in El Djem, Tunisia.

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Causes of cultural diffusion
- trade relations
- migration
- tourism
- media

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Slide 10 - Video

Cultural homogenisation
Since World War II, North American culture has become more and more dominant around the world. This is called Americanisation

Our world is now more interconnected than ever. We call this globalisation.

When cultures adopt more cultural elements from each other, they become more and more similar. This process is called cultural homogenisation.

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Cultural heterogenisation
Globalisation can also lead to a revaluation of a culture:
  • People could get more aware of their own culture
  • They appreciate more of what they have and so express certain cultural elements more. 
  • Cultures would become less similar > cultural heterogenisation.

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To do:
Chapter 1.2: exercises 1 to 7E. 
7E is the conversation exercise!!

Done? Work on assignment

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Globalisation is the international exchange of money, goods, people and...

Slide 14 - Quiz

What are the causes of cultural diffusion?
Migration and trade
Spread of diseases
Closed borders
none of these

Slide 15 - Quiz

What is cultural diffusion?
Cultural diffusion is when people refuse other people's culture
Cultural diffusion describe a homogenous culture, with one dominant culture
Cultural diffusion describes a persons culture
Cultural diffusion describes the spread of one culture's practices, beliefs, and/or items, like food, music, or tools

Slide 16 - Quiz

Give an example of cultural homogenisation

Slide 17 - Open question

What leads to cultural heterogenisation

Slide 18 - Open question

Slide 19 - Video