Course Support Material:

British and American Culture

Course not offered this term, therefore review materials are not available for download.

The Review Assignment should be completed before the class it is due in. Bring the completed assignment to class. Double-click on the name of the assignment to download.

The Review PowerPoint will be posted for download after the class where the review is shown. Double-click on the name of the PowerPoint to download.

 Culture Questions: Answers to students’ questions about culture, British, American, or other Western country

Week

Review Assignment
(to help you review)

Review PowerPoint
(Review links will be made active after the review has been done in class)

Links
(to related information on the Web)

1

Culture Introduction Questions  (due Week 2)

Culture Review ppt

Culture
Daily Life

2

History of Western Thought Questions
(due Week 3 Monday class or 4 Friday class)

History Review ppt

Western Thought

3 (Mon)
4 (Fri)

Western Religion Questions
(due Week 5)

Religion Review ppt

Religion

National Week

5

Science & Technology Questions
(due Week 6)

Science Review ppt

Science

6

Geography Questions
I suggest you print this review and bring it to class in Week 6. There is a map you will find useful.
(due Week 7)

Geography Review ppt

Geography

7

British History 1 Questions
Print and bring to class in week 7
(Due Week 8)

British History 1 Review ppt

British History: Stone age to Renaissance
British History: James I to Opium Wars

8

British History 2 Questions
Print and bring to class in week 8
(Due Week 9)

British History 2 Review ppt

British History: 1832 Reform Bill to 1906
British History: WWI (1914) to London Smog (1952)
British History: 1960s to 1997

9

Sport will no longer be covered in this course due to the Sports meeting cancelling the class on Friday, Nov. 12.

There will be a class on Monday Nov. 8 as usual.

If you are interested in Western Sports check out the links:

Sports

10

American History 1 Questions
Print and bring to class in week 9
(Due Week 11)

American History 1 Review ppt

American History: 1000 to 1775
American History: 1775 to 1823

11

American History 2 Questions
Print and bring to class in week 10
(Due Week 12)

American History 2 Review ppt

American History: 1820 to 1896
American History: 1868 to 2003

12

Table Manners and Food Questions
(Due Week 13)

Table Manners & Food Review ppt

Table Manners & Food

13

Western Education Questions
(Due Week 14)

Education Review ppt

Education

14

Dating, Marriage, Family Questions
(Due Week 15)

Dating, Marriage, Family Review ppt

Family, etc

15

Western Holidays Questions

Holidays Review ppt

Holidays

16

Final Exam
Friday, December 31, 2010
 15:25 – 17:25
Room 2D308

Attitudes
British Economy

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 Links to material related to the course that might interest you:

Culture:

Western World  – what does the term mean?
Western Culture– on Wikipedia
UK Trash Culture – a more in-depth look at Trash Culture in the UK, how it propagates, what is being done about it, etc.

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Daily Life

Accent: Accents and Dialects of the UK – Provides audio samples of many accents in the UK.
A Day in the Life of an English Boy – This was presented in class with a few additions explaining Cub Scouts, etc.
Teenagers: Teenagers Life in England/UK – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Teenagers: Teenagers Working Part Time in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food: Typical Traditional British Dishes – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food: Traditional Foods of Scotland and Wales – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food: Meals and Meal Times – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food: Sample School Dinner (Lunch) Menu – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food: Chinese Dinners vs Western Dinners – a comparison
House: Houses in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
House: Inside a Typical English House – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Clothes: What Clothes Do People Wear in England? – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Shopping: Shops in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Shopping: How Much Things Cost in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Transportation: Types of Transport in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Transportation: Driving in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.

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History of Western Thought:

History of Western Philosophy
Greek Philosophy  – on Wikipedia
Greek Philosophy – for Kids, so it is not very complex
The Ancient Greeks
Rome – a Brief Overview
Ancient Rome – on Wikipedia
Ancient Rome – for Kids, so it is not very complex
Timeline of Ancient Rome
Medieval Times or Middle Ages – on Wikipedia
Medieval Life
Renaissance – on Wikipedia
Colonialism – on Wikipedia
Colonialism – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Protestant Reformation – on Wikipedia
Industrial Revolution – on Wikipedia
Adam Smith – on Wikipedia
Adam Smith – a biographical sketch
Karl Marx – on Wikipedia
Karl Marx – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Western Religion

Christianity – Various definitions from Answers.com
Christianity – ReligiousTolerance.com
Protestant Reformation – Various definitions from Answers.com
American Views of God Shape Attitudes on Key Issues – USAToday article
What Religions are there in Britain? – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
History of Religion in Britain – from projectbritain.com. Scroll down page to get to History.
                                                Brief history since Christianity came to Britain.

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Science

What is Science? – a definition, and links to other resources about the nature and process of science
Some Definitions of Science
What is Technology? – Various definitions and explanations from Answers.com
History of Science – on Wikipedia. Covers more than just Western science
Ancient Greek Science – for Kids, so it is not very complex
Science in Medieval Islam – on Wikipedia
Scientific Revolution – describes the scientific method; talks about the Enlightenment and Enlightenment thinkers
Scientific Revolution – on Wikipedia
A Brief History of Gravity – from the Canadian Space Agency
The Scientific Method – explanation using a diagram; explains why scientific theories must be falsifiable
The Values that Underlie Science – from the Curriculum and Instruction Division, Saskatchewan Education, Canada

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Geography

Geography of the UK – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Climate in the UK – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Weather Around Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Rainfall Map of the United Kingdom
Famous Landmarks found in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Geography of the U.S. – on Wikipedia
Climate of the U.S. – on Wikipedia
Rainfall and rainfall changes in the U.S.
Interactive Map of U.S.A. – Mouse-over a state to find out its name and capital city.
Famous USA Landmarks – slideshow. Nice photos, but no labels or captions of the pictures.

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British History

History of England, Timeline and Facts – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Timeline of the Kings and Queens of England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
The Legacy of the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages in the West – (ca AD 500-1450/1500) From the University of North Carolina

Stone Age to Norman Conquest (1066)

Stonehenge– on Wikipedia
Celtic Britain  – who were they? Where did they come from? Information about housing, farming, religion, war and more.
Celts in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Roman Britain – links to many pages of information on the Roman invasions and life in Roman Britain.
Romans in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Hadrian’s Wall
Anglo-Saxon Life – religion, slavery, clothing, food, weapons, leisure, administration…
Anglo-Saxons in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site. Scroll down page to get to questions about Anglo-Saxons.
Viking in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Norman Britain – the Norman invasion, the Doomsday Book, castles and more
The Normans in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.

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Feudalism (1066) to War of the Roses (1487)

Henry II– on Wikipedia
Magna Carta – on Wikipedia
100 Years War – in point form
The Black Death in England – scroll down to see the Consequences section
The Peasants Revolt – from the History Learning site
War of the Roses – on Wikipedia

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Rise of Capitalism (1400s) to Renaissance (1600s)

Enclosure Movement – on Wikipedia
Colonialism – on Wikipedia
The Protestant Reformation – on Wikipedia
Why Did the British Slave Trade Get Started?
Henry VIII – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
The 6 Wives of Henry VIII – History on the Net
Mary I (Bloody Mary)– from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Elizabeth I – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Spanish Armada
The Tudors – from projectbritain.com. Look to the left of the page to get to daily life things for this time in England’s history.
English Renaissance– on Wikipedia
Questions and Answers about Shakespeare

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James I/VI (1603) to Napoleonic War (1803)

James I/VI– on Wikipedia
Jamestown Settlement – on Wikipedia. First of England’s American colonies
English Civil War – Slide to War – the lead up to the English civil war
Oliver Cromwell – taking England from Commonwealth to Protectorate
The London Plague of 1665
Habeas Corpus – on Wikipedia
Exclusion Bill
Bill of Rights – the Declaration of Rights of 1689
The Act of Settlement – on the official website of the British Monarchy
Spinning Jenny – James Hargreaves – About.com: Inventors site
Industrial Revolution – on Wikipedia
Industrial Revolution – on Encarta
7 Years War – on Wikipedia
Battle of Plassey – on Wikipedia
American Revolution – on Wikipedia
American Revolution – a Canadian perspective
The French Revolution
A Tale of Two Revolutions – Comparing the American and French Revolutions
Napoleonic Wars – on Wikipedia

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War of 1812 to Opium Wars (1842)

The War of 1812 – Simple overview on a site designed from kids
Peterloo Massacre – Manchester Massacre in St. Peter’s field
The Corn Laws – on the Victorian Web site
Queen Victoria– from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
The Victorians – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site. The people who lived during Queen Victoria’s reign
The Opium Wars Secret History – a New York Times article from 1997

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Reform Bill (1832) – Crimean War (1856)

Reform Act 1832  – on Wikipedia
1834 Poor Law – Includes first-person accounts of the Work Houses
Charles Dickens – a biography
The Chartist Movement 1838 – 1848 – a BBC site
Luddite – on Wikipedia
The Communist Manifesto – on Wikipedia
Crimean War – Includes first person accounts talking about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale – on Wikipedia
Mary Seacole – on Wikipedia
Mary Seacole – on the Spartacus Educational website, UK

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Indian Mutiny (1857) to Labour Party (1906)

The Indian Mutiny – on a UK education forum
Charles Darwin – a brief introduction to the man who brought us the Theory of Evolution
The Boxer Rebellion
Rudyard Kipling – biography and list of many of his works
The Boer War
Scouting – on Wikipedia

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WWI (1914) to Treaty of Versailles (1919)

Causes of WWI – on the History on the Net site
Causes of World War One – on Wikipedia
World War I – on Wikipedia
First Battle of Marne – on Wikipedia
Treaty of Versailles – on Wikipedia
Versailles Treaty – on the Spartacus Educational website, UK
League of Nations – on the History Learning site
International Labour Organization – on Wikipedia

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1925 to London Smog (1952)

King George VI  – on the Spartacus Educational website, UK
World War Two– from projectbritain.com, an excellent site. Includes extensive look at life in Britain during the war.
World War II– on Wikipedia
World War II in Europe, Timeline – History Place website
Dunkirk: Rescued from Defeat – a BBC website
The Fires of Calais – lyrics and chords for the James Keelaghan song
The Blitz – History Place website
NATO – on Wikipedia
Gandhi – on Wikipedia
Queen Elizabeth II – Answers.com
Great Smog of 1952

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British History: 1960s to 1997

The British Invasion – on Wikipedia
Hippie – on Wikipedia
Charles, Prince of Wales – on Wikipedia
European Union – on Wikipedia
Transfer of Sovereignty of Hong Kong – on Wikipedia

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American History

U.S. History Timelines and Stuff – The History Place
U.S. History, Government, Presidents, etc – World Almanac for Kids: United States
U.S.A. Chronology – more timelines of stuff that has happened in U.S. history

Early Colonial Era: 1000 – 1700

Leif Ericson – Viking in North America
Christopher Columbus – A European discovers the New World
European Colonization of the Americas – on Wikipedia
The Mayflower Compact – on Wikipedia
Treaties with Native Americans
Separation of Church and State – on Wikipedia
Illustrated History of Slavery in the U.S.
Dutch Colonization in the Americas – on Wikipedia

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English Colonial Era: 1700 – 1763

Zenger Trial and Freedom of the Press
French and Indian War

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Prelude to Revolution: 1763 – 1775  

The Sons of Liberty
Samuel Adams Circular Letter – on Wikipedia
Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts – British response to the Boston Tea Party
The First Continental Congress

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Conflict, Revolution and an Unlikely Victory: 1775 – 1783

Videos about the American Revolution
The American Revolution – on Wikipedia
Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”
Declaration of Independence
Marquis de Lafayette – a French Aristocrat fighting in the American Revolution
Baron von Steuben – Prussian military man helps Americans in their Revolution
Siege of Yorktown – on Wikipedia

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A New Nation: 1784 – 1790

Shay’s Rebellion
The Constitutional Convention – on Wikipedia
Federalists and Anti-Federalists
George Washington
The Bill of Rights

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The Early Republic: 1789 – 1823

The Cotton Gin in American History
The Louisiana Purchase
Lewis and Clark Expedition            – on Wikipedia
Alien and Sedition Acts – on Answers.com
The Missouri Compromise
The Monroe Doctrine – on About.com 

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The Age of Expansion: 1820 – 1860

The Trail of Tears
Annexation of Texas
Mexican-American War
Manifest Destiny – on Answers.com
California Gold Rush – on Wikipedia
The Second Great Awakening
The Dred Scott Decision; its Significance

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The American Civil War: 1860 – 1865

American Civil War – on Wikipedia
Abraham Lincoln
Emancipation Proclamation
The Homestead Act – on Wikipedia

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The Reconstruction Era: 1865 – 1896

Reconstruction of the South
Ku Klux Klan – on Wikipedia
Plessy vs Ferguson – Separate but equal

Sports

Sports Played in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Football Hooliganism – on Wikipedia
How to Play Rugby
Cricket – on Wikipedia
Fox Hunting – on Wikipedia
Golf – on Wikipedia
Learn the Equestrian Sport of Polo – SportPolo website

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Table Manners and Food

Eating Etiquette – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Food Etiquette – in the UK
13 Basic Table Manners for Kids – You have to scroll down a bit to get to the numbered list.
Proper Table Manners – a fairly formal view
How to Improve your Table Manners
Chinese Dinners vs Western Dinners – a comparison
Typical Traditional British Dishes – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Traditional Foods of Scotland and Wales – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Meals and Meal Times – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Sample School Dinner (Lunch) Menu – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
American Recipes – Each recipe has a picture, many showing you the dish. Scroll down to reach the recipes.
Breakfast – on Wikipedia
Lunch – on Wikipedia
Dinner– on Wikipedia
Supper – on Wikipedia
Tipping – in Britain

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Education and University

Great Britain: General Education
UK Education Systems
Introduction to Education in England– from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Introduction to School Life (in England) – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.        
School Uniforms (in England) – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site. 
Universities in the United Kingdom– on Wikipedia
Ancient University – on Wikipedia
Open University – on Wikipedia

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Dating, Marriage, Family

Daily Life of an English Boy – from projectbritain.com. This was presented in class with a few additions explaining Cub Scouts, etc.
Dating (Activity)– on Wikipedia
Dating and Marriage Customs in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site
Bachelor And Stag Parties
Wedding – on Wikipedia
Wedding Rituals
Wedding Ceremony Participants – on Wikipedia. Bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearers, etc.
Wedding Anniversary Gift Lists
History of Marriage – in the Western world
Marriage – on Wikipedia
Same-sex Marriage – on Wikipedia
Changing Values and Norms of the British Family – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site
Family, Work and Childcare – Many statistics regarding family structure in the U.S.
Family – on Wikipedia
Scouts and Cubs – on Wikipedia. Organizations for children and youth focussing on outdoor activities

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Holidays

New Year’s DayJanuary 1
Valentine’s Day, A History ofFebruary 14
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17.     On Wikipedia
April Fool’s DayApril 1
April Fool’s Day, Well-known Pranks– on Wikipedia
April Fool’s Day prank – China and Canada to Form one Country
Easter, the Traditions ofdate varies from year to year, but in March or April
St. George’s DayApril 23
Father’s Day, A History of3rd Sunday in June
What Columbus Day Really MeansOctober 12
Halloween, What’s Behind itOctober 31
Armistice DayNovember 11.     On Wikipedia. Also known as Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Poppy Day
ChristmasDecember 25.     Lots of links to further information about different aspects of Christmas
Boxing DayDecember 26.     On Wikipedia
New Year’s EveDecember 31.     On Wikipedia

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British Economy

UK Economy – Economy Watch
Economy of the United Kingdom – on Wikipedia
UK Economy Will shrink Faster than Rest of Developed World – Times Online
Industries in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Farming in Britain – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Britain Agriculture
UK Trade Deficit – Office of National Statistics (UK)
Bank of England, Functions – on Wikipedia
HM Treasury

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Attitudes and Views

British Social Customs – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
Acceptable Behaviour in England – from projectbritain.com, an excellent site.
UK Student Life: Polite Social Behaviour – Scroll down the page to get to the content.
British Pub Etiquette
United Kingdom - Behavior – Scroll down to reach the Behavior section
Business Etiquette in the UK
Business Etiquette in Britain
New Zealand: Culture, Etiquette and Customs
Australia: What is Considered Polite Behaviour?
Australia: How do we Greet People?
Australia: Clothing Customs
American Manners, Etiquette and Protocol
Introduction to American Business Etiquette – this is a video (no subtitles though)
Etiquette in North America– on Wikipedia
Canada: Social Interactions (Small but Important Things) – McMaster University, advice for International Students

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Australia: Geography, History and People

Geography of Australia – on Wikipedia
Australia Geography
Great Dividing Range – on Wikipedia
Great Barrier Reef – on Wikipedia
Great Barrier Reef – National Geographic Virtual World
Sydney, Australia – on Wikipedia
Canberra, Australia – on Wikipedia
Alice Springs, Australia – on Wikipedia
Australia’s Geography and History
Australia History etc
Australia History – in a timeline format
Aboriginal Australia
Australia – CIA World Factbook
Australia – on Wikipedia

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Australia: Economy, Attitudes, Animals, etc

Economy (of Australia)
Australia Economy – Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Economy of Australia – on Wikipedia
Meeting People in Australia
Polite Behaviour in Australia
Polite Behaviour (Australia) – Australian Government, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Clothing Customs (Australia) – Australian Government, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Australian Values Statement – Australian Government, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Australia Lifestyle
Educational System in Australia
Australian Education System – Australian Government, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Australian Rules Football – on Wikipedia
Australia DayJanuary 26.     Includes letters from Australians describing Australia Day.
ANZAC DayApril 25.     On Wikipedia
Australia Native Plants – Click on plants listed on the left side to see pictures and descriptions.
Australian Native Animals – Click on a photo to get more information about the animal.
Australian Desert Animals
Fauna of Australia – on Wikipedia

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