Unique Cultural Groups, Women and Minority GroupsLearning Goal 4: Identify examples of cultures that maintain traditional cultural patterns and compare the economic, social or political opportunities for women, ethnic and religious minorities and underrepresented populations in different cultures. (TEKS/SE’s 16C,17C,18C) Success Criteria Identify examples of traditional culture Compare experiences of underrepresented populations Draw conclusions about current events in regards to women/ minority groups Video ^
Some nations restrict women through law • Example- Saudi Arabia women limited on contact with men outside of their family. • Some businesses have separate rooms for male and female employees. • Women banned from driving in Saudi Arabia. • ***Participation in the workforce is lowest in the world. • Some parts of the world, women’s roles are undergoing cultural changes that have allowed women greater access to education and the workforce. • ***Example Iran women just as likely to earn college degree and gain employment outside the home.
A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (7 Muslim-majority countries)
Traditional life for profit Imas “Traditional” Village Papua New Guinea • Residents live dress and behave as they did in the past • Residents re-creating the past for tourists is helping the Imas people preserve both their language, known as Karam, and their culture. ***Village women line up souvenirs to sell.
Tanzania's Albinos Face Constant Threat Of Attack • More than 100 albinos have been violently attacked in Tanzania from 2006 to June of this year • 71 died and 31 escaped • In order to protect these people the government has opened boarding schools for albino children Some minorities require government protection due to cultural superstitions/ beliefs
Newscaster Activity • Using the website provided write a script for a news story related to women/ minority rights