Lesson 1: Investigating Everyday Cultural Environments

As humans we all engage in same kinds of everyday activities such as eating, sleeping, and working. This lesson analyzes how similar ritualized activities are performed in different geographical places.

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View the slides of Juizhou Village. Pretend that you have just been given a pen pal in the village. Write your new friend a letter (assume that it will be translated for you) describing how your hometown compares to Juizhou. Be sure to address ways in which the environment dictates how one works, plays, and engages in everyday family activities. Focus on both the similarities and the differences. Feel free to illustrate certain aspects of letter if you wish. Post your letter.

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