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Nine Traits of Culture. What are the Nine Traits of Culture ?. The “Nine Traits of Culture” serve as a framework for the study of culture in human societies. Language History Food and Shelter (Types / Styles) Education Systems Security/Protection Relationships – Family and Others

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What are the nine traits of culture

What are the Nine Traits of Culture?

The “Nine Traits of Culture” serve as a framework for the study of culture in human societies.

Language

History

Food and Shelter (Types / Styles)

Education Systems

Security/Protection

Relationships – Family and Others

Political and Social Organizations

Religion (beliefs / morals / mores)

Creative Expression – Recreation


1 language
1. Language

  • Allows for communication to exist, helps establish cultural identities

  • Oral tradition - Helps pass cultural traits along through generations

  • There are between 3,000 and 6,500 different languages spoken in the world today

  • Dialect – different versions of the same basic language


2 history
2. History

  • Every culture has a past, present, and a future.

  • Events in the past often directly shape the elements of a modern culture .

  • Includes festivals and holidays that celebrate or remember the past.


3 food and shelter the places we live and the things we eat
3. Food and Shelter – The places we live and the things we eat


4 education
4. Education

  • How culture is taught or learned

  • Formal – Schools, Universities, Religion (church)

  • In-Formal – Family, Friends, Social Clubs / Groups


5 security protection
5. Security/Protection

  • Organized Military Forces

  • Organized Police Forces

  • Family/Tribal Militias and Gangs

  • Individual Self-Defense


6 relationships family and others
6. Relationships – Family and Others

  • Relatives

  • Family Living Arrangements

  • Friendships

  • Romantic Relationships and Marriages

  • Classmates / Co-Workers


7 political and social organization
7. Political and social organization

  • Government System

    • Make rules and laws to keep society in order

  • Clubs

    • Examples? Boys and Girls, Boy Scouts, FFA, Optimists,

  • Fraternal organizations

    • Kiwanis, University, Veterans, Masonic Lodges etc.


8 religion
8. Religion

  • The belief in a supernatural power or powers, responsible for the creation and maintenance of the universe, and associated practices.

  • Major Types of Religions?

  • Monotheistic – belief in one god

  • Polytheistic – belief in many gods

  • Animistic or Traditional – belief in the forces of nature


9 creative expression recreation
9. Creative Expression - Recreation

  • Music

    • instruments, singing

  • Art

    • Paintings, sculpture, photography

  • Dance

  • Theater

  • Literature

    • Novels, Poems

  • Architecture

  • Sports

  • Outdoor activities

  • Hobbies



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