After today's formative MCQ on Folk & Pop Culture, you will participate in a simulation called "Candy Culture" in which you will be expected to follow your cultural norms while trying to interact with diverse cultures. Afterwards, we will discuss the experience and then watch the TEDTalk "Danger of a Single Story".
We will wrap up today's class with a quick look at cultural appropriation, especially with regards to Halloween costumes.
HALLOWEEN PSA ON CULTURAL APPROPRIATION
Cultural Appropriation at Halloween: Teen Vogue "My Culture is Not a Costume" (video & article)
HW: Read Fouberg CH. 5 (also look at Rubenstein CH. 7)-- both topics relate to gender, sexuality & identity
Today, we will start with a Gallery Walk of students' Cultural Identity presentations (developed last class).
Afterwards, we will continue with CH. 4 overview (presentation) in looking at why the distribution of folk and pop culture is uneven and the sustainability of folk culture--is it in danger of disappearing due to factors such as urbanization, globalization, and modernization?
Helpful Resources for Today's Class:
CH. 4 Folk & Pop Culture Overview (Google Slides)
Culture Foods -
Korean Octopus video (watch if you can handle seeing people eat live octopus)
18 More Bizarre Foods (best video)
11 Strangest Foods From Around the World (need a strong stomach for this)
HW: Study vocab for formative mcq;