Guiding Thought Question: Come up with your own definition of culture. What types of animals would you most expect to exhibit signs of having a culture? Why might it be so difficult for humans to believe that animals are capable of culture?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn about the characteristics of culture by reviewing a research article related to the study of culture in primates and then observing for signs of those traits in animals in the zoo.
Forum 3.1 - The Essence of Culture
Inquiry Question: Does culture extend beyond our closest relatives?
Guiding Thought Question: What, if any, place does deviant behavior have in society? How can it be detrimental? How can it be positive?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine social deviance by discussing the sociological approaches to it.
Forum 4.5 - Methods of Support
Guiding Thought Question: What are short-term and long-term benefits of recording observations of everyday life?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will work through the process of writing an ethnography by working through the process of choosing a topic and beginning the process of cultivating it.
Forum 3.5 - Cradle of Culture
Forum 3.4 - Importance of Language
Forum 3.2 - Unique Individuals?
Forum 3.1 - Defining Culture
Forum 2.10 - Nature vs. Nurture
Social Science Course Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.