What is culture?. On the top of your page, write down what you think culture is? (Think about what makes up our culture.) Don’t use your book or your neighbor, there is no wrong answer. Culture.
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Last Day of Ramadan
Muslims pray in the upper gallery of a main mosque in the old walled city of Delhi, India. They are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting as ordained by the Qur’an, the sacred scriptures of Islam.
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, "All Hollows Day" (or "All Saints Day"), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year.
Washington Crossing the Delaware
On December 25, 1776, General George Washington led his troops in a surprise attack against the British, who had settled into winter quarters in New Jersey. The victories, although minor, dramatically improved the morale of the American forces.
Preparing for Chinese New Year
To prepare for New Year, the entire house should be cleaned before New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year's Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away.
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous portrait, was the artist’s favorite painting; in fact, it went everywhere with him. Although there have been many theories about the origin of the inexplicable smile on the woman’s face, it was probably just the result of Leonardo’s interest in natural chiaroscuro (the effect of light and shadow on the subject).
Go is a popular Asian game involving the strategic placement of black and white stones on the intersections of lines marked on a board. Its rules are simple, but it is considered one of the most intellectually rigorous of games, with billions of possible play sequences.
Pasta is available in many different colors, shapes, and flavors. It is usually made from a part of wheat called semolina. Most commonly associated with Italian cookery, pasta is also an important part of the diet in China, Japan, and other Asian countries.
The nuclear family, two adults and their offspring, is the basic unit of social organization. In this photo, a couple and their young children enjoy time outdoors.
In some societies, the extended family is the most common unit of social organization. This Pakistani family consists of three generations of relatives who live together.
In representative democracies, citizens elect people to serve in legislative and executive positions. In the United States, citizens elect people to the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together comprise the nation’s bicameral legislature.
Untouchables in India
The caste system of India is a rigid hierarchy of social classes that evolved from Hindu religious law. Untouchables, people considered to have no caste, often live in urban slums and have little access to health care, clean water, and other basic resources. Although the Indian government has worked to improve their status, Untouchables continue to suffer discrimination and exploitation by the higher castes.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, designed as a tomb for the wife of a 17th-century Mughal emperor, was constructed by about 20,000 workers from 1632 to 1648 in Āgra, a city in northern India. The massive domed structure was constructed in the Indo-Islamic style, using white marble and inlaid gems. At each corner is a minaret (prayer tower), and passages from the Koran, the Muslim holy book, adorn the outside walls. The bodies of the emperor and his wife remain in a vault below the building.
Afghanistan’s Nomad Clans
Pashtun, Baluch, and Kyrgiz clans migrate from winter to summer pastures and back again, so that food is always available for their herds. Living in tents and moving their belongings on the backs of animals, they travel long distances relaying news, transporting animals and goods, and trading. Following ancient migration routes, the clans ignore international boundaries, but changing political and economic forces may force them to settle.
Girl Scouts of the United States is the largest organization for girls in the world. Girl Scouts aged 5 through 17 participate in a variety of activities intended to foster social skills, leadership ability, and self-esteem.
A labor market is made up of job sectors, groups of jobs related by level and type of skills used, education or training needed, and pay. This group of photographs depicts people working in six different job sectors: clockwise from top left, a medical professional, a construction worker, an executive, a salesperson, a laborer, and a farmer.
Milking Chores on a Latvian Farm
Latvians have been farming the fertile land of the Baltic region for more than 3,000 years. Today the Latvian agricultural sector produces beef, grains, peas, potatoes, sugar beets, and milk and eggs.
Early Forms of Money
Before paper and coins were introduced as permanent forms of money, people used a variety of other objects to serve as money for trading goods. Examples of early forms of money, as shown here, include rice (China), dogs’ teeth (Papua New Guinea), small tools (China), quartz pebbles (Ghana), gambling counters (Hong Kong), cowrie shells (India), metal disks (Tibet), and limestone disks (Yap Island).
Money of the World
Most nations have their own system of money and print their own currency. Made of paper, these pieces of currency have very little intrinsic value. As fiat money, however, the paper bills represent a specific monetary value decreed by the government and accepted by the people. The bills pictured here are examples of fiat money from all over the world.
In 1837 the first electrical telegraph instruments were invented by Samuel Morse in the United States and by Sir Charles Wheatstone and Sir William F. Cooke in Britain. Morse sent the first public telegraph message in 1844. Pictured here is the original Morse receiving device.
Terraced Farms of the Andes
Like a giant staircase ascending a mountain, terraced fields rise along the steep slope of a highland valley in the Andes. For centuries, the indigenous people of these mountains have used terracing to maximize land use, discourage water run-off, and prevent soil erosion.