The Elements of Culture


Culture is in some ways like an iceberg. Just as an iceberg has a visible section above the waterline and a larger, invisible section below the water line, so culture has some aspects that are easily seen and others that are very subtle and difficult to see and understand. Also like an iceberg, that part of culture that is visible (observable behavior) is only a small part of a much bigger whole.





In the activity below the red cards describe various features of culture. Place each of these items in one of the two categories provided.


alternative accessible content Click the red card deck to view a card. Drag the card from the bottom to the correct category.
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