Course Support Material:

British Culture

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

Week

Review Assignment

Review Powerpoint

Links

Culture Introduction Review 
(due Week 2)

Culture Review ppt

Culture
Daily Life

History of Western Thought Review     
(due Week 3)

History Review ppt

Western Thought

Western Religion Review
(due Week 4)

Religion Review ppt

Religion

Science & Technology Review
(due Week 5)

Science Review ppt

Science

Geography Review
(due Week 7)

Geography Review ppt

Geography

No class due to the National Week holiday

History: Stone age to Renaissance Review   
(Due Week 8)

Stone age to Renaissance Review ppt

British History: Stone age to Renaissance

History: James I to Opium Wars Review
(Due Week 9)

James I to Opium Wars Review ppt

British History: James I to Opium Wars

History: 1832 Reform Bill to 1906 Review
(Due Week 10)

1832 Reform Bill to 1906 Review ppt

British History: 1832 Reform Bill to 1906

History: WWI to London Smog Review
(Due Week 11)

WWI to London Smog Review ppt

British History: WWI (1914) to London Smog (1952)

History: 1960 to 1997 AND Sports Review
(Due Week 12)

1960s to 1997 Review ppt
Sport Review ppt

British History: 1960s to 1997
Sports

Economy AND Attitudes and Views Review
(Due Week 13)

Economy Review ppt
Attitudes and Views Review ppt

Economy
Attitudes and Views

Education AND Holidays Review
(Due Week 14)

Education Review ppt
Holidays Review ppt

Education
Holidays

Australia: Geography, History, People Review
(Due Week 15)

Australia: Geography etc ppt

Australia: Geography, History and People

Australia: Economy, Attitudes, Animals Review
(Due Week 16)

Australia: Economy etc ppt

Australia: Economy, Attitudes, Animals, etc

No Review

 

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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
Brief Comparison of Western and Islamic Culture
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
Industrial Revolution – on Encarta
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
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.

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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.
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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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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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

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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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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
Mother’s Day2nd Sunday in May
Father’s Day, A History of3rd Sunday in June
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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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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