In this video, a 7th grade social studies class uses video clips from the documentary God Grew Tired of Us and the National Geographic Education activity "Cultural Identity of the Lost Boys" to explore the concepts of culture and identity. Through active viewing and classroom discussion, students gain new understanding and appreciation for others' cultures as well as their own.
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Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry civil war Noun
conflict between groups in the same country or nation.
cultural identity Noun
the way a person views themselves in relation to the learned characteristics and behaviors of a group or community.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
human migration Noun
the movement of people from one place to another.
pull factor Noun
force that draws people to immigrate to a place.
push factor Noun
force that drives people away from a place.
person who flees their home, usually due to natural disaster or political upheaval.