002 - Cultural Imperialism

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

The effects of global interactions on cultural diversity in different places:

- the diffusion of cultural traits, and cultural imperialism.


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


  • To have knowledge and understanding of cultural imperialism.

Key Terminology

            • Cultural Imperialism

Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below.

Useful Link

Activity One - Watch and Make Notes

Watch the YouTube clip below and make notes on the following:

      • Watch is cultural imperialism?
      • How does it happen?
      • What examples are used in the clip? Describe them.

Activity Two - Detailed Example

You now know what cultural imperialism is and how it works. But are we influenced by cultural imperialism? Read the article below and make notes on how Franch food has been impacted by the USA.

Exam Style Question

To what extent do digital technologies influence the diffusion of cultural traits. [16]

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