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Exploring English Culture

You will divide yourselves in 5 groups. Choose the continent you have been assigned to explore more about the culture. Use it as a guide to complete your presentation.

Exploring Anglosaxon culture through the use of language.

TEST YOUR KNOWLDEGE

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

DID YOU KNOW DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD SPEAK ENGLISH?... LEARN MORE WITH THIS MAP.

UNITED STATES

It's important to note that while English-speaking settlers and their descendants have had a significant impact on the cultures of North and South America, these regions are also home to diverse populations with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and influences. Therefore, the cultural landscape of these areas is shaped by a complex interplay of factors, including indigenous traditions, immigrant communities, and global influences.

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CANADA

SOUTH AMERICA

EUROPE

Anglo-Saxon culture is historically associated with England, as it refers to the early medieval culture of the inhabitants of England from the 5th century AD to the Norman Conquest in 1066. However, it's essential to note that the influence of Anglo-Saxon culture is primarily limited to England. The term "Anglo-Saxon" specifically denotes the fusion of various Germanic tribes, including the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, who migrated to Britain during the early Middle Ages.

Ireland

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Scotland

England

English Culture in Africa

South Africa: South Africa was colonized by the Dutch and later by the British in the 17th and 18th centuries. British colonization had a significant impact on South African society, including the introduction of English as one of the official languages, the establishment of British-style legal and governmental institutions, and the spread of British cultural influences.Zimbabwe: Formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe was a British colony from the late 19th century until it gained independence in 1980. British colonization led to the introduction of English as the primary language of education, government, and commerce, as well as the adoption of British legal and administrative systems.Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries: These countries were also colonized by Britain during the colonial era and have been influenced by British culture, language, and institutions. English remains an official or widely spoken language in many African countries due to colonial legacy.

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AUSTRALIA

Australian culture is rich and diverse, reflecting the country's unique blend of Indigenous heritage, British colonial influence, multiculturalism, and modern globalization. Here are some key aspects of Australian culture:

British Colonial Influence: Australia was colonized by the British in the late 18th century, and British colonial heritage has left a lasting impact on Australian culture. This includes the English language, parliamentary democracy, legal system, and cultural practices inherited from British settlers.

LIndigenous Heritage: Australia's Indigenous peoples, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, have inhabited the continent for over 65,000 years and have rich cultural traditions, languages, art, and spiritual beliefs. Indigenous culture plays a significant role in shaping Australia's identity and is recognized and celebrated throughout the country.r.

BOutdoor Lifestyle: Australians are known for their love of the outdoors and outdoor activities such as surfing, swimming, hiking, camping, and barbecuing (or "having a barbie"). The country's stunning natural landscapes, including beaches, rainforests, deserts, and mountains, provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.Sports: Sports play a prominent role in Australian culture, with popular sports including Australian Rules Football (AFL), cricket, rugby, soccer, tennis, and swimming. Australians are passionate about sports, and sporting events, particularly the Australian Open tennis tournament and the Melbourne Cup horse race, are major cultural events.

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The United States has a significant Anglo-Saxon heritage, particularly in regions that were settled by English colonists in the 17th and 18th centuries. This includes the original thirteen colonies along the East Coast, which formed the basis of the country's cultural and political identity. Anglo-Saxon culture has had a profound impact on various aspects of American life, including language, law, government, and social norms.

UNITED STATES

Similarly, Canada has been influenced by Anglo-Saxon culture, particularly in English-speaking provinces such as Ontario, British Columbia, and the Atlantic provinces. English settlers played a significant role in the country's history and development, contributing to its political institutions, legal system, and cultural landscape.

CANADA

Falkland Islands (Malvinas): This British Overseas Territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean has a predominantly Anglo-Saxon culture due to its history of British colonization. English is the official language, and many aspects of daily life reflect British traditions and customs.Guyana: Although not commonly associated with Anglo-Saxon culture, Guyana has a significant English-speaking population, particularly in urban areas and among the descendants of British colonial settlers. English is the official language, and British influences can be seen in aspects of the country's legal system, education, and cultural practices.

SOUTH AMERICA