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    • Discssion Forum 2 – Enculturation
      Post relevant comments about experiences when you have not been reflexive in your verbal or written expressions.  Did you realize later that what you said or wrote was biased or prejudiced?  After reading about reflexivity do you feel you are more aware of your own biases and prejudices than you were before?  What can be done to help people be more reflexive and aware of how their own beliefs, and ideas filter into conversations, which may be hurtful to others?  This is a learning discussion forum, where we respect the views of others, while being able to get our own views expressed.  Remember to use your best netiquette behavior :)
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      primaweight1

    • Discussion Forum – Adaptation and Culture
      Share an experience that you have had with adapting to a new cultural environment.  Or share an experience where you helped a classmate or someone else with cultural adaptations.  Post once for yourself and two more times to classmates.  Simple statements such as "I agree" and "I think so, too" are not acceptable.  Expand on your feelings and circumstances where you have had opportunities to adapt yourself to a new surrounding, or have helped others adapt.
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    • Discussion Forum – Anglo-American Global Village
      Discuss with classmates differences between the names designated, and categories assigned to Native Americans in the Anglo-American Global Village.  Why do you think Canada does not recognized Native Americans as a minority group?  Do you think the United States should follow the Canadians in how Native Americans are categorized?  Why or why not?  What are your opinions on this issue?  Remember to use your best Netiquette manners in this discussion.
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    • Discussion Forum – Art in Culture
      In this forum you will discuss the list of five things from the Chauvet cave video were "news to you." The images on the cave walls are not the kind of art we usually picture in our minds as cave art.  Here you will share your observations.  What do you think the artists are trying to tell those who view their work?  Post as often as you like.
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    • Discussion Forum – Austral-European Global Village
      Discuss with classmates whether you think the idea of a National Sorry Day is a good idea.  Do you think New Zealand should also have a National Sorry Day? Whether you are a member of the Anglo-American culture region or not, do you think such a National Sorry Day would play out well in Canada and/or the United States?  List some pros and cons and give specific reasoning for your opinions.  Remember to use your best Netiquette etiquette:)
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    • Discussion Forum – Bands and “the Political”
      Discuss with your classmates, if you think the lifestyle promoted in the video is practical in today's world.  Why or why not?  With six billion people on the planet, would it be possible to have a sustainable lifestyle as hunters and gatherers in the 21st century?  These are questions to think about critically as there is so much conversation about the environment and practicing more sustainable lifestyles.

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    • Discussion Forum – Chiefdoms
      Discuss with your classmates the differences that you can note between Chief Caulker and his chiefdom versus the Native American chiefdoms.  Compare the two in the present day.  Chief Caulker is working hard to repair his chiefdom after years of war - and the chiefs of the Native American chiefdoms no longer have functioning chiefdoms.  Why is this the case?  Explain and document, by statements in the lecture, article, and film as best you can.  Posts for this assignment are not due until Friday by 11:30 PM of the current week.  This is a critical thinking exercise and there may be opinions that differ.  Remember that respect is the norm in internet Netiquette.
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    • Discussion Forum – Cultural Universals
      Discuss with your classmates other cultural universals you have thought about, other than the ten in the film.  A hint:  what about pets?  Share with your classmates other commonalities that you can see around you everyday.  You should post a total of three times, once for yourself and one more time to two other classmates.  Remember this is a critical thinking exercise, try to delve deeper into how culture is a driving force in everyone's life, everywhere.
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    • Discussion Forum – Ethnography
      Discuss with your classmates your earliest memory.  Think as far back as possible to the youngest age that you have a memory from.  A student several years ago said he could remember sitting in a high chair! This is why we need to think about what it is that makes a memory, because most of what happens to us in our lives, we do NOT remember long-term.  This should be a fun activity!  Post a total of three times, once for yourself and then one more time to two other classmates.
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    • Discussion Forum – Functions of Culture

      Post comments about the discoveries you have made, both pros and cons of culture change for the Akha people.  Post once for yourself and two times more responding to your classmates.  Short, "I agree" comments and "I think so, too" are not appropriate.  You must use critical thinking when posting and responding, which makes the discussions more meaningful and promotes learning from each other.

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    • Discussion Forum – Globalization of Obesity
      Post comments about the first two videos at least three times: once for yourself and two times to classmates.  Post early in the week in order to get the discussions flowing. These should be critical thinking posts of a few sentences minimum - not just agreeing or disagreeing comments.
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    • Discussion Forum – Indic Global Village
      Discuss with classmates your thoughts on the film.   Studying culture gives students a larger perspective in the challenges pointed out in the film.  The caste system keeps people from being able to move up the social and cultural ladder.  This is a real problem, yet people still want to cling to their cultural traditions.  How can they structure a democracy around such cultural traditions? These are the things to discuss with your classmates, critically thinking these issues.
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    • Discussion Forum – Intro to Culture and Autobiography
      Discuss with your classmates any creative ideas you may have thought of after watching the video about how to organize your print photos, or embellish on the ideas that are presented in the video.  For instance supplies that you have located online or at a retail outlet that would be helpful in your photo-organizing tasks, whether print photos or digital.
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    • Discussion Forum – Islamic Global Village
      This discussion forum is to learn from your classmates.  We will not delve into the religious domination or its doctrines practiced in this region, but understanding of the Islamic Global Village requires review of the historic context of how Islam became the state religion in the countries within this culture region. There may be students associated with both this region and its religion.  If so, we can learn much through open questions and discussion.  Even with no experience with a culture, there are always questions that can lead to critical thinking.  Hopefully this will be a learning experience for all those participating in the discussion.
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    • Discussion Forum – Language and Culture
      Copy and paste your Word Document into the forum for everyone to see and comment on.  After reading your classmates' papers, select three that you would like to comment on and write your comments (at least several sentences) below their submission.  These comments must be contemplative and thoughtful.  A comment such as "I agree with your statement, that's how I feel, too," is not appropriate and does not meet the requirement of the assignment.
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    • Discussion Forum – Participant Observation
      Discuss with your classmates a small event, which changed how you think or which made you change directions in your life.  This does not have to be an intimate event, but one that is easily shared with others.  Post a total of three times, once for yourself and one response to two other classmates.  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.  

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    • Discussion Forum – Q & A
      Anyone can ask a question on this Forum - and anyone can answer the questions.  If students answer the questions, it will help all students, as many students have the same questions.  If a student does not answer the question, then the instructor for the class will.
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      Alana

    • Discussion Forum – Southeast Asia Global Village
      Discuss with your classmates whether you think the Mekong River Project is a worthwhile project, even though  the project had to relocate villagers to different housing, education, and livelihoods.  Do you think such a project, even though it has the support from the local people, a good thing or not so good?  After all, it is changing peoples lives and they must give up traditions and the old ways of doing things.  Some scholars who research such ethnic groups, as the ones you watched being relocated, believe cultures should be preserved intact and the modern world should not interrupt their culture. Post a total of three times, once for yourself and once to two other classmates - a total of three posts completes this assignment.  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.
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    • Discussion Forum – State Societies
      Discuss with your classmates whether the State can survive as a non-sustainable way of life in the 21st century and beyond.  What are your suggestions for "turning back the clock," to more sustainable lifestyles and more egalitarian practices so that more people will have equal access to resources for survival?  Remember egalitarian does not mean all people are equal in intellect, education, talent, skills, personality and charisma.  Review the definition of egalitarian, if you need to before posting comments in the discussion forum.  Post early to get the discussion flowing.
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    • Discussion Forum – Sub-Saharan Africa Global Village
      Discuss the video making hog-head cheese or the video about African music.  Both videos are in the Sub-Saharan Africa Global Village lecture. They demonstrate influences on two items of culture vital to all of us: food, and entertainment.  Have you been exposed to cooking in the southern U. S. (soul food), or the influence of African music? Which has impressed you the most?  If you have eaten hog-head cheese, share your experience with classmates.  Think about music you have listened to in the past, or music you listen to now.  Did you realize the amount of African cultural influence on the music that moves you?  Do you enjoy "soul food?" Please post early in the week to get the discussion going.  This should be a fun and interesting assignment.  Post three times: once for yourself and once to two other classmates.
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      Anonymous

    • Discussion Forum – Tribes
      Discuss with your classmates the many aspects of culture that you discovered while watching the video about the Munda People.  List as many things as you can, and see what your classmates found that you may have missed.  Make some comparisons between the San Bushmen, as hunters and gatherers, in the previous lesson, and the Munda Tribe.  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.
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    • Discussion Forum – What is Culture?
      This discussion forum is Step 4 in the study plan for Lesson One.  Post at least three times, once for yourself and twice more to others in the class.  Use the list you made from watching the video on "Cultural Differences" as a reference for your posts.
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      Anonymous

    • Discussion Forum 1 – Eculturation
      Share with classmates where you are from.  Tell us how you have been enculturated (learned your own culture) beginning at birth.  Use some of the universals noted in your list, from the trailer, and compare them with your own experiences.  We should all get a laugh or two from this exercise.  Post once for yourself and two times to different classmates.  Answers like "I agree" and "Yeah, me, too" are not long enough to get credit for this discussion.  Critically think about the beginnings of your own life to make relevant comments.
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    • Discussion Forum 1 – Sino-Japanese Global Village

      Post a list of your 10 cultural discoveries from the film. We will all find some of the same things, but by posting our findings, we will be sure to learn of things that we may have missed.

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    • Discussion Forum 1- What is Subsistence?
      Discuss with classmates some of the ways mentioned in the film regarding cultural survival of the Ju'hoansi.  Can you think of other ways that may be helpful to the Ju'hoansi people?  Or do you think they should assimilate into the modern world and let their subsistence patterns die, along with their culture?  Why or why not? Post three times, once for yourself, then respond to two other posts.  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.  There is no right or wrong answers to these questions.  The intent is to build critical thinking and learn from others' perspectives.
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    • Discussion Forum 2 – Making a Living
      Discuss discoveries about cultural adaptations in your own culture.  Can you think of cultural adaptations that might be beneficial in your own "making a living" world?  Do you favor organic farming, as in the American farming techniques in the video, or conventional and intensive agriculture with mechanized methods, chemicals and pesticides that is now the norm?  Relate some reasons/documentations, related to the discussions .  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.
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    • Discussion Forum 2 – Sino-Japanese Global Village
      Discuss with your classmates what happened to all three of the main cultural players, as noted at the end of the second video.  Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions of what kind of war it was - emperialistic, colonial, or otherwise?  In what ways have the cultures been affected by the 1st Sino-Japanese War?  Be specific in conclusions, and document your opinions.  Do a little research to back up your arguments, if necessary.
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    • Discussion Forum 2 – What is Culture?
      The What is Culture? forum requires that you find at least two internet sources on ethnocentrism and cultural relativism to share in this Discussion Forum 2 for this lesson. Read the other posts to learn what they have found, and respond to at least two other posts. A total of three posts.
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    • Discussion Forum 3 – Enculturation
      Discuss with your classmates the many cultural universals that are evident in the video.  How many cultural universals were you able to list?  Did some students pick up things that others did not?  Post a total of three times: once for yourself and one time to two other classmates.  Post early to get the discussion flowing.  Remember that short, "I agree" responses are not acceptable.  Discussion Forums are about critical thinking, responding to others' comments, and learning from others.
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    • Discussion Forum 3 – Making a Living
      Discuss with your classmates the cultural footprints you and/or your family are making.  If you have a job, how is the way you are making your living contributing negatively to this footprint? If you are not working at the moment, analyze a parent's or friend's footprint.  Which cultural practices might you or they give up, or replace, to make a smaller footprint, or maybe none at all?
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    • Discussion Forum for Adding Culture
      Discuss with classmates what you think are essential and necessary cultural aspects, which all autobiographies should strive to include.  Think about your own culture and what you think would be important for others to know about it, in order to know and understand you better.  
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    • Discussion Forum for European Global Village
      Discuss with classmates experiences you have had in a similar situation in which the couple finds themselves.  If you have not tried to acculturate into another culture, there probably have been neighbors, friends, or associates you have encountered who may be having problems adjusting to your way of life, wherever that might be.  Suggestions for coping strategies, from personal experiences, are welcome in this discussion.  Post early in the week to get the discussion flowing.  Post a total of three times, once for yourself and once to two other students.
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    • Discussion Forum for Functions of Art
      Discuss or comment on why you believe art became a cultural necessity. This activity is optional, but it is always fun to hear from others.
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    • Discussion Forum for Greens and Genes
      Discuss with your classmates one or two treasured food memories.  Are they happy, sad or indifferent?  Do they involve birthdays, religious holidays, or other celebrations?  What people do you associate with these food memories? This is a discussion that should be both a learning experience and a fun experience.  It may also be nostalgic.  If so, express the emotions that go along with the food memories.
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    • Discussion Forum for Origin of Human Diets
      Discuss with classmates your take on the "Veggie Revolution" that many "foodies" as well as scholars who study how food relates to diseases, are making the case for us to cut back on the meat and eat more fruit and vegetables.  We do know that eating red meat is not good for health, especially men's health; and we know it is not good for the planet either.  Do you think people will change their diets voluntarily?  Why or why not?  Should governments get involved?
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    • Discussion Forum for Paleolithic Palates
      After watching the film, "The Science Behind the Paleolithic Diet," comment on the discussion about grains in the interview.  Do you think his reasoning for not eating grains or seeds is convincing?  Why or why not?  Due to the number of famines and issues of food insecurity in underdeveloped countries, do you think omitting grains is a good solution for large populations that rely on grains as a staple in their diets?
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    • Discussion Forum for Slavic Global Village
      Discuss with your classmates if you have had any DNA samples of your own analyzed.  Are any of your origins Slavic? If you are not susre, think of your ancestral roots and where your origins might be.  Review the Global Village Map to discover which Global Village your ancestors may have originated from. Post once for yourself and once to two of your classmates - a total of three (3) times.
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    • Discussion Forum, Peasant Societies/Industrial Societies
      Discuss with your classmates the dilemma of the homeless person in the Peace Corps story.  What do you think might be done to alleviate homelessness in America and other places?  What collective ideas and resources might be used to help these displaced persons?  How might you, as an individual, help these kinds of individuals in your community, city, or country?  Please post early to get the discussion flowing.  Post three times: once for yourself and one time to two different classmates.
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    • Student Blog – Adaptation and Culture

      Post a picture or two of various gender roles, or describe them, that may be different from your own cultural experience. Post comments about those roles and how they have contributed to cultural adaptations in today's environments.

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    • Student Blog – Enculturation
      Share your thoughts on the two gender-related videos.  This is a blog where we can have constructive comments and controversial views safely.  No view is right or wrong; and none should be criticized.  We will all  view all comments and responses with civility, respect and no profanity.
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