Culture Shock

Why Aussies don't like tipping!

Conduct a Random act of Kindness


Questions for students:               

  1. Write a paragraph detailing how the recipient acted to your RAOK.
  2. Write a paragraph explaining how you felt after your RAOK.
  3. Do you think RAOK would have a major impact on the Decline of Civility in society? Why or Why not?

Special thanks to filmmaker, John Curtin for making his documentary available to us under special arrangement.


Montreal, Quebec : Kaos Films Worldwide, ©2008.
  1. Select a Sub-culture to investigate
  2. Create a Screencastify presentation to graphically present a Sub-Culture or Counter Culture of your choice.
  3. It must include a voice-over narration
  4. Maximum run time of 2 minutes
  5. Grading specifics are included in the rubric


Student Example

 

Culture Shock 

Exploring Foreign Cultures ​

Rudeness is on the rise, and this documentary counts the ways. From cell phone abusers broadcasting their chatter to the world to enraged motorists cutting each other off on the highway. From airline passengers going bonkers at altitude to employees losing it in the office. Watch people not hold the door open for one another and not say thank you when someone else does. See a visibly pregnant woman left standing on the subway.


Discover how we insult strangers anonymously on the Internet. Some blame the decline of civility on stress, jungle capitalism and distracting technology. Others see it as a logical result of the revolutionary '60s', when baby boomers tossed out their parents' stilted etiquette and opted for "anything goes".


"Civility is going downhill," says manners expert Louise Masson. "We don't give a damn." But we should. Manners are the oil that greases the wheels of society. Without self-restraint, our world would decend into chaos. "Good manners and civility are not about which fork to choose for the salad," says P.M. Forni of Johns Hopkins University. "They're how we treat one another in everyday life. And what's more important than that?

To H*ll with Manners

The Decline in Civility

NR · 2008 · 47 min

​TO SUBMIT YOUR ASSIGNMENT​

DO NOT SHARE OR EMAIL THE FILE FROM Screencastify.

Ethnocentrism and Cross-Cultural Marriage

Ethnocentrism vs Cultural Relativism

An Exercise on Ethnocentrism

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS​

What is Pop-Culture?

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS



  1. Go to Google Drive
  2. Open the Screencastify folder
  3. Right click on your video
  4. Select "Get shareable link"
  5. Copy the link
  6. Open the SUBMIT WORK tool










  1. Select your assignment from the drop-down list







  • Paste in the web address (URL).







  • REVIEW and SUBMIT

Answer these questions:               

  1. In what way does this episode present culture shock? 
  2. In what ways do they parody the Thanksgiving tradition? Give examples.
  3. Can you think of another show that shows culture shock?

​b. Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.

3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 2 Episode 10 - 

"Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick"

Assignment Requirements

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

PG · 2002 · 1hr 35min 

"Sub-Culture/Counter-Culture"

a. Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.

​You will produce a Screencastify presentation for your ​Sub-culture research assignment.


Unit 2: Culture and Social Structure

SSSocC2: Evolution of Culture​


a. Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.
b. Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.​