Culture is a way of life—the specific behavioral patterns, skills, traits, objects, meanings, values, and adaptations that characterize a group of people. Today's cultures are the result of a continuing process of change that reflects past and present human history and activity. Join Geography Action! and explore how language, music, and other sounds of our environment have given voice to the history, movement, and interaction of peoples through time.
Discover more about cultures with these lesson plans for classrooms of all ages.
These maps from EarthPulse: A Visual Guide to Global Trends show how, as our world becomes more connected, languages disappear and cultures blend into a global voice.
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