a. Describe how culture is a social construction.

Cast:

  1. Symbols

  2. Language

  3. Values

  4. Norms

Breaking a Social Norm

d. Describe the components of culture to include language, symbols, norms, and values; also include material and non- material culture.

Select your Culture from the eliminator form.


Note: Each culture can be selected only once!

b. Identify the basic elements of culture.

c. Explain the importance of culture as an organizing tool in society.

Mean Girls

​PG-13 · 2004 · 1hr 37min 

Unit 2: Culture and Social Structure

SSSocC1: Development of Culture​


a. Describe how culture is a social construction.
b. Identify the basic elements of culture.
c. Explain the importance of culture as an organizing tool in society.
d. Describe the components of culture to include language, symbols, norms, and values; also include material and non-material culture.​

Mean Girls 

Case Study

8 Elements of Culture Project

Cars

G · 2006 · 1hr 57min

The Gods Must Be Crazy is a 1980 South African comedy film written and directed by Jamie Uys. Financed only from local sources, it is the most commercially successful release in the history of South Africa's film industry.


Originally released in 1980, the film is the first in The Gods Must Be Crazy series. It is followed by one official sequel, The Gods Must Be Crazy II, released by Columbia Pictures.

Set in Botswana, it follows the story of Xi, a San of the Kalahari Desert (played by Namibian San farmer Nǃxau ǂToma) whose tribe has no knowledge of the world beyond, Andrew Steyn (Marius Weyers), a biologist who analyzes manure samples for his PhD dissertation, and Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo), a newly hired village school teacher.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gods_Must_Be_Crazy?scrlybrkr

The Gods Must be Crazy

PG · 1980 · 1hr 49min
 

Major Elements that define Culture

TV vs Reality Project

Cars 

Case Study

Culture is a social construct because it can be observed to vary from one society to the next and is learned by being a member of a (specific) society

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman, it is Pixar's final independently-produced film before its purchase by Disney in May 2006.


Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic cars and other vehicles, the film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman (in his final acting role), Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Richard Petty. Race car drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and car enthusiast Jay Leno (as "Jay Limo") voice themselves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cars_(film)

Cast:

  • Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, a 16-year-old girl who transfers to a public high school after being homeschooled her whole life in Africa
  • Rachel McAdams as Regina George, a rich popular teenager. Regina is Janis's ex-best friend and the leader of The Plastics
  • Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, a member of the Plastics who only wants Regina's acceptance
  • Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith, the airhead best friend of Regina and Gretchen
  • Lizzy Caplan as Janis Ian, a goth artistic girl who befriends Cady and hatches a plan to take down Regina. Janis is Damian's best friend and Regina's ex-best friend.
  • Daniel Franzese as Damian Leigh, Janis and Cady's gay best friend who is flamboyant and musical
  • Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels, Regina's ex-boyfriend, and Cady's love interest

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Girls