Folk vs. Pop Culture

INFOGRAPHIC via Partselect: Most Popular and Iconic Home Design Styles

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

This infographic of American folk/popular housing styles is provided by Use in your cultural unit and have students discuss what style their home/townhome building is represented below. If they can’t link it to any below, have them do a bit more research to see what it is. Source: [...]

NEWS via theguardian: Moana: progressive paean to Polynesia – or another of Disney’s cultural blunders?

January 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Moana: The Progressive Paean to Polynesia or another of Disney’s Cultural Blunders? This is an article that discusses whether Moana, the Disney movie, is an example of cultural appropriation or an attempt to be culturally inclusive. Human Geography Application: This would be a good article to step off into a debate among students, whether Moana is an example of cultural appropriation or an attempt to be culturally inclusive. This would be appropriate when discussing ethnicity, commodification, cultural insensitivities, folk vs. pop [...]
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