001 - Global spectrum of cultural traits

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

The global spectrum of cultural traits, ethnicities and identities, and ways in which the spectrum of diversity is widening or narrowing at different scales.


The processes associated with the definition and diffusion of cultural traits have the power to influence and change places.


Key Terminology

Define the key terms above by using the useful links below.

Useful Links

Activity One - Watch

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding race, ethnicity, and culture in the last couple of years but what does it really mean? And what are the different indicators of a specific culture? Watch the clip below and mind map what race, ethnicity, culture are, along with the specific indicators of culture that are discussed.

Activity Two - Describe

We all come with preconceived ideas concerning what different cultural groups are like. Whether we consider their dress, language, accent, music they listen to, or even food they eat. Below are four different images of what an English person is like.

Activity Three - Draw

We are now going to look at how we view our own culture.

Activity Four - Comprehension

Using your course textbook 'Geography Global Interactions Study and Revision Guide' by Simon Oakes pages 54 - 56 answer the following questions.

Activity Five - Opinion

Now you know about cultural traits and how they have dispersed across the globe we are going to discuss which has the greatest influence over its spread. Watch the YouTube clips below and suggest which has the largest influence on our own cultures.





This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com