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A cultural universal is an element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide.
the cultural universal of government examines the leadership of a civilization and how rules are made. Is there a single leader or a council? Is there a monarchy or democratic government? How are laws made?
govt civilization example
our civilization's government has a dictator for two years and is a democracy. Laws are created by a council of decisions.
the cultural universal of law examines the how laws are connected to the environment. Who enforces the laws and are there punishments for breaking laws? Is there a court system, police force or military?
law civilization example
our civilization's laws protect children and provide education. Disputes are handled in court.
the cultural universal of family examines what family groups are and if marriage exists. What are the coming of age rituals?
family civilization example
our civilization's family allows marriages. kids go to college and young children are cared for by nannies. Seniors above 70 are considered wise.
the cultural universal of religion/spirituality examines the beliefs about the unknown. What are the specific practices and celebrations? What are the death rituals?
religion/spirituality civilization example
our civilization's religion/spirituality is not free. We worship cod fish. when relaxed, we are able to feel the spirits.
the cultural universal of visual arts examines paintings, sculptures, and other types of crafts.
visual arts civilization example
our civilization's visual arts are made from underwater items such as seaweed. our paintings move and are projected in the water.
the cultural universal of performing arts examines dance, drama and music.
performing arts civilization example
our civilization's performing arts uses slow dance to dance with sea creatures. Our sacred dance is "dance of the cod." seasonal theatre performances are shown on the shell stage as a projector shows what the actors are saying. we have a national anthem and sing by blowing bubbles.
the cultural universal of education examines the school system and rites of passage.
education civilization example
our civilization's education is provided to everyone. school starts at 10 and goes for 8 years using a camp format. kids go to outdoor ed as well as learn to swim, hunt and survival skills.
the cultural universal of communications examines the number system. Is language written or spoken? Are records kept on paper, orally, on clay tablets, or electronically?
communications civilization example
our civilization's communications is pictures based. we talk on shell phones. sign language is used if our technology fails.
the cultural universal of recreation examines how people use their leisure time.
recreation civilization example
our civilization's recreation includes hobbies such as dolphin back riding. we meet in a common area for events such as parades and parties.
the cultural universal of sports examines the various types of physical activities and if there are organized competitions.
sports civilization example
our civilization's sports include swimming, wrestling, sea creature races and rodeo. Some of these sports are done for physical activity, competitively or professionally. Every four years, an underwater olympic games occur to identify the top athletes.
the cultural universal of food examines if hunting or gathering is used. Is there farming or is mass production of food used?
food civilization example
our civilization's food includes fish and freeze dried items. we only hunt what we need and freeze it right away.
the cultural universal of clothing examines what type of clothing and jewelry is worn. What do people do with their hair?
clothing civilization example
our civilization's clothing includes thin waterproof clothing, wet suits, and scuba gear for breathing underwater. we've created designer seaweed clothing.
the cultural universal of shelter examines building types and what materials are used.
shelter civilization example
our civilization's shelter includes houses made of tinted glass and metal. waste is shot to land using water pressure.
the cultural universal of transportation examines what types of vehicles are used.
transportation civilization example
our civilization's transportation includes buses, submarines and boats. we also use jetpacks, hoverboards and teleportation rooms to get around.
the cultural universal of economics examines if jobs exists, what type of money is used and if trade occurs.
economics civilization example
our civilization's economics trades underwater jewels for land items. seashells and electronic currency are our sources of money. we are gatherers of fish primarily. We have an ocean guard watch.
the cultural universal of technology examines if machines are used and if manufacturing exists.
technology civilization example
our civilization's technology is covered by plastic. We've created gills and our eyes light up to make it easier to be underwater. we have weighted shoes so we can walk on the bottom of the ocean. we use googles, sonar and sensors to explore caves.
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