World Communities: What is a Culture? bannerback to home

Planning Template for Units

Geography | Culture | Government | Economics | History

World Community 1

World Community 2

World Community 3

World Community 4

Local Community


How do people in this community express their culture in terms of language(s), traditions, forms of shelter, food, and  beliefs to meet their needs and wants?

How have these expressions changed over time?

What types of celebrations and festivals do they have? Why are they significant?

What people, goods, or ideas have diffused to this community and how have they impacted it?

What people, goods, or ideas from this community have diffused to other communities and how have they impacted them?

Notes to the teacher:

  • Select the world communities and fill them in on the template for World Community 1, 2, 3, 4 (and any other world communities you add).

  • Use the areas in each World Community column to fill in what resources and/or materials your district will use to answer the questions in the Characteristic column.

  • Think about which skills you will incorporate and where, as you decide which materials your district will use.

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