Our Year 6’s are about to study a unit on Culture and among discussions during planning the conversation moved towards what definition or concept of culture were the students going to look at. Being an inquiry based unit the decision was to go with what ever definition the student decided to go with would then lend the student to creating their own assessment piece. One of the more interesting or open definitions of Culture is
Culture is the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people. –http://www.tamu.edu/classes/cosc/choudhury/culture.html
This led to an intersting conversation which ultimately ended with the idea that McDonalds in itself is a culture. I decided to investigate this further during my Spring Break. So here is my interpretation of “The Culture of McDonalds”. Would love to see or hear yours!
Please feel free to use this as stimulus in your classroom.