003 - Sociocultural integration - Part One

Syllabus Point

Examine (AO3) the role of diasporas in preserving culture in one country and the adoption of minority traits by host societies.

Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Diaspora
  • Minority Trait
  • Ethnic Village 
Define the key terms above by using your 'Global Interactions' text book by Guinness, the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom and the links below.


Activity One - Preserving Culture - Discussion and Notes

A map to show the migration of Chinese and Indian migrants in 2011.
Taken From: http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/20111119_WOM924_0.gif

  • Using the map above where have the Chinese migrated to?
  • Why have the Chinese chosen these areas to migrate to? Think back to out initial global interactions lessons of a shrinking world.
  • How do the pictures below suggest that the Chinese culture is being preserved? The montage of photographs in the Youtube clip will also help you.
Taken From: Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64017259@N00/5455255744/">Dwilliams851</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
Taken From: Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/63712396@N00/92717584/">Andifeelfine</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>

Chinese in New York

  • Using the 'Geography Course Companion' text book by Nagle and Cooke pages 370-371 and the resources below explain how diaspora can preserve a culture. Use the headings below to help you:
        1. Contact with source culture
        2. Food
        3. Education
        4. Social Organisation
        5. Language
        6. Continued flow of people
        7. Religion
        8. Dress


Activity Two - Adoption Minority Traits

  1. Make notes on the adoption of minority traits using the 'Global Interactions' text book pages 173-174.
  2. How do host societies adopt the minority traits of other cultures? Use the headings below to help explain your answers. Remember to use examples.
        • Food
        • Relationships
        • Religion
        • International tourism
        • Employment
        • Government legislation
        • Fashionable ethnic images
        • Ethnic media


  • 'Global Interactions - IB Geography Case studies for the Higher Level Extension' by www.privategeotutor.com pages 71-83