Cultural Influences Handout


Cultural Influences

Go through the list of cultures and co-cultures below and describe how they influence your life. What impact do they have? How do you benefit or not benefit from being part of the particular culture or co-culture? If you were describing your culture, which cultures and co-cultures listed below have the greated impact on your life currently, and which have less impact?

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Race

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Ability

  • Religion

  • Ethnicity

  • Social Class/Income of family

  • Family

  • Language

  • Friends

  • Religion

  • School

  • Region/province, urban, rural

  • Political views

  • Ethnicity

  • Electronic media

  • Social Organizations

  • Others

Re-examine the list and choose which cultures or co-cultures do you share with your friends, classmates, and teachers. Which cultures or co-cultures do you differ from your friends, classmates, and teachers. Use the Venn diagram below to show similarities and differences.