For your last project you had to create
a country focusing mainly on your landmass and physical characteristics. Today
you will take that same country and place people in it. You will not only determine where they live but how they live. As
we have learned in Chapter 1 Section 3, culture affects all aspects of people’s lives.
Your job for this assignment will be to give
me a report on the culture of the country that you created. This should be presented in a lifestyle magazine format. Be sure
to address several different aspects of culture in order to paint a vivid picture of what life is like in your country. Your
magazine will showcase a cultural festival celebrating the centennial of your country. Your project should include the following.
Brief History: where did your country come from, how did people get there? Write a few brief paragraphs detailing the
early history of your country and how it came to be. Be sure to include important world events if your country was in existence
at the time. Country needs to have been “discovered” no later than
Family patters: discuss how families are organized, (nuclear or extended. Patriarchal or monarchical, as well as how they
interact. What kinds of activities do families do?
Classes: Does your country have social classes, if so what are they based on? Do they live together or separate?
what language does your country speak? Where is it from? Where is it used? Are there festival events for it?
& Literature: what are some famous pieces of art or artist from your country? Are they on display? What do they look
like, what kind of art is popular? What are some famous writings from your country, book titles, authors, musicians, performers?
& Music: what is the hot fashion of your country right now? What are people wearing? What kind of music do they listen
too? How do they dance, what are some traditional forms of both?
what kind of religion do people in your country practice if any?
& Economy: what kind of government does your country have? What kind of economy? How does this impact your countries
society? Be sure to give details on who is in charge and how they came to power. What kind of currency do you use, and what’s
the Dollar exchange rate?
what kinds of food are culturally significant? Provide descriptions, and pictures of culturally important dishes and why they
Festival: make sure you define what your festival is about. Your festival should showcase
important aspects of your culture and country. Make sure it is the focus of your magazine.
create a flag for your country, it
should be colorful and you should also explain what it means. 50 stars for fifty
state, thirteen stripes for thirteen colonies.
and Geography are related. Remember to reference the physical aspect of your country that you have already created. It will
drive your cultural decisions. Also be aware of the relationship your country will have with neighboring countries.
· Make sure your assignment is in magazine format
· Make sure you have a cover page. This should include
a title and catchy article names. Try to make it look like your favorite magazine.
· Be sure to illustrate your magazine, you may print pictures
or cut them and paste them to your paper. Just be sure to make it as neat as possible
· Be sure to write full article about your subjects. Go
into detail, this assignment will require some imagination.
· The font can be as large as you want it to be, but make
sure each article is at least 75 words.
· You may have two pages dedicated to “add space”
meaning good and services who want to advertise for your festival. Each add should
be for something that relates to the festival.
· The magazine must be no smaller than 8 pages.
· Remember this is a school project so keep your project