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Immigration and Cultural Diffusion


Recognize how immigration and cultural diffusion have influenced the character of a place (i.e., religion within certain colonies, African songs in the American south, and British vs. French influences). 8.1.7

Links verified 5/24/2011

  1. Culture in the Cupboard - Consumer products provide evidence of cultural diffusion in many households. Analyzing the items that are found in a home's cupboards and closets can tell us much about the residents' cultural heritage and what cultural influences affect their lives. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Marco Polo - Retrace the steps of Marco Polo and discover what you can learn from the cultures you encounter along the way and what you might take home to share with your friends and family.

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