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Do Now: Would you do the following things? Why or why not?. Spit on the floor in a restaurant Come to school naked Hold hands in public Eat dog meat. Taboo and Tradition. Lesson Objectives: Taboos and Consequences. Students will be able to…. define taboo and give examples of local taboos

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do now would you do the following things why or why not
Do Now: Would you do the following things? Why or why not?
  • Spit on the floor in a restaurant
  • Come to school naked
  • Hold hands in public
  • Eat dog meat
lesson objectives taboos and consequences
Lesson Objectives:Taboos and Consequences

Students will be able to….

  • define taboo and give examples of local taboos
  • explain the three types of consequences for breaking a taboo
  • categorize different taboos by their associated consequence/s
what is a taboo
What is a taboo?
  • A ban or prohibition of a particular behavior that is enforced by a particular society or culture
taboo examples
Taboo Examples
  • Eating pork in the Judaic faith
  • Cheating in relationships in most cultures
  • Wearing shoes in the house in many Asian cultures
taboo variety
Taboo Variety
  • Taboos vary consistently from culture to culture, yet are difficult to change within a culture
most taboos are not universal
MostTaboos are not Universal
  • Look at thefollowingslides… wouldsome of these cultural practicesthat are common in otherparts of theworld be consideredtaboo in your culture?
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Now teenagers, they were married before as young children due to poverty. Marriage is like a business transaction and forming of alliances between families.
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In parts of West Africa little girls are fattened for marriage because wealth and beauty are measured by a woman's weight. They are forced to drink gallons of milk, butter and pounded millet.
taboo consequence brainstorm
Taboo Consequence Brainstorm
  • Think about the taboo activity listed on your card.
  • What would be the consequence of breaking said taboo in Mexico? Write it down.
  • Exchange cards and repeat 4 times.
  • Now, talk with a partner and use you notes to try to determine:
    • What are the three types of consequences for breaking a taboo?
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Health Consequence

Social Consequence

Legal Consequence

Come stick your taboo card on the Venn Diagram

according to its consequence/s

do now
Do Now:
  • What are the three categories of consequences for breaking a taboo? Give one taboo in Mexico that associates with each type of consequence.
lesson objectives cultural traditions
Lesson Objectives:Cultural Traditions

Students will be able to….

  • define taboo and give examples of local taboos
  • explain the three types of consequences for breaking a taboo
  • categorize different taboos by their associated consequence/s
what is a tradition
What is a tradition?
  • A tradition is a custom, practice, or a belief that is passed down within a society or culture
tradition examples
Tradition Examples
  • Eating turkey on Thanksgiving in the United States
  • The practice of bullfighting in much of Latin America
  • Wearing tribal Kente Cloth in parts of Africa
tradition variation
Tradition Variation
  • Like taboos, traditions vary significantly from society to society and culture to culture.
discuss with a partner
Discuss with a partner:
  • Why do we have traditions?
  • What is their function in society?
taboo vs tradition
Taboo vs. Tradition
  • Because both taboo and tradition are very culturally based, it is very common that one society´s traditions would be found taboo in other cultures.
lesson objectives euphemisms
Lesson Objectives:Euphemisms

Students will be able to….

  • define what a euphemism is
  • match various euphemisms to their meanings
  • explain the relationship between euphemisms and taboo subjects
that s so taboo
That’s so taboo….
  • Taboos often extend to cover discussion of taboo topics
  • To discuss topics such as abortion, bodily functions, sex, people´s weight, and even politics can be considered taboo
  • In order to avoid talking about these taboos directly we use euphemisms
what is a euphemism
What is a euphemism?
  • a generally harmless word, name, or phrase that replaces an offensive or suggestive one
  • Example: To die

->to pass away, to go to a better place, to kick the bucket

euphemism sort
Euphemism Sort
  • Look at the phrase on your card. It is either a euphemism, or the more direct version of a euphemism
  • Then, move around the room and try to find the person who has the match to your card
  • When you have found your partner, sit down and discuss:
  • Why is a euphemism needed here? Why is it taboo to talk directly about your subject?
do now discuss with your partner
Do Now: Discuss with your partner
  • Do you believe in magic? Why or why not?
  • Are there any magic rituals or ceremonies that are common in your culture?
lesson objectives ethnocentrism
Lesson Objectives:Ethnocentrism

Students will be able to….

  • compare and contrast the Nacirema with their own culture
  • explain what ethnocentrism is and how it is depicted in the article
  • evaluate the dangers of ethnocentrism
body rituals of the nacirema
Body Rituals of the Nacirema
  • Published by Anthropologist Horace Miner in 1956
  • One of the most famous anthropological texts ever written
  • Anthropology = anthrop + ology

man the study of

  • The study of humanity
discussion question
Discussion Question
  • What is the lesson of Miner’s text? What does he want readers to think about after reading this piece?
ethnocentrism
Ethnocentrism
  • Judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one's own culture
  • Ethnocentrism is accompanied by the idea that one’s own culture is superior to others
lesson objectives the lottery
Lesson Objectives:“The Lottery”

Students will be able to….

  • answer comprehension questions regarding “The Lottery”
  • identify different reasons for following traditions in the story
  • explain the dangers of blindly following traditions
do now1
Do Now:
  • What are some foods that we eat in Mexico that would be considered taboo elsewhere?
lesson objectives the bushmeat crisis
Lesson Objectives:The Bushmeat Crisis

Students will be able to….

  • explain what the Bushmeat Crisis is and why it is an important global issue
  • relate initial reactions to the crisis with the theories of ethnocentrism
the bushmeat crisis
The Bushmeat Crisis
  • Bushmeat is the meat of any wild animal hunted for food
  • The bushmeat crisis refers to the hunting of chimpanzees and other endangered species in Africa for food
  • Some organizations estimate that 10 tons of bushmeat is shipped through Heathrow airport per day

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do now jot down your thoughts to the following discussion question
Do Now: Jot down your thoughts to the following discussion question.
  • Which is more important, preserving traditions or protecting human rights? Animal rights? The environment?
lesson objectives socratic seminar
Lesson Objectives:Socratic Seminar

Students will be able to….

  • develop and express opinions regarding whether it is more important to preserve traditions or to protect human/animal rights, and the environment
  • use examples from various lessons in this unit to support their opinions
  • use the IB English B Internal Assessment Marking Criteria to peer assess in a Socratic seminar
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