the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge which constitute the shared basis of social tradition

cultural hearth

an area that is or has been a rich source of cultural traits

cultural traits

individual components of a cultural complex which may be divided into three categories: sociological, ideological and technological



Guinness HL Book pp 142 - 144


YOUR cultural traits

Create a collage of images with labels showing your cultural traits.

  1. Language
  2. Customs
  3. Beliefs
  4. Dress 
  5. Images
  6. Music 
  7. Food 
  8. Technology


Read pp 144-150. Make notes on each of the traits using the grid below.