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FC: This Mixbook describes the Symbols, Values, Norms, and Material culture of my family. | My Mixbook
1: Table Of Contents Symbols: Page 2 Values: Page 4 Norms: Page 6 Material Culture/Technology: Page 8 Extra Information: Page 12
2: Symbols | One of the symbols in our family is when we say 'fatty' or 'smelly'. When we say those words we are actually talking about our dog Chase. We love her a lot and we really say it more as a joke. My brother Brett started to call her smelly because she smelled really bad one time and she needed a bath. We call her that so much she just started responding to it. This is why we say 'smelly' or fatty' in our conversations a lot.
3: This book is a symbol that represents my family's love of reading. Everybody in my family loves reading in their free time whether its the bible or an adventure-fantasy book. | This tennis ball and tennis racket are symbols for how much the kids in our family enjoy playing sports. | This road map below is a symbol that represents my families love of traveling. When I am older I would like to do the same thing with my family because doing this creates great memories that will last a very long time.
4: One of the most important values that my family has is that family, friends, and your obligations (such as jobs or team commitments) always come first.
5: Values | I choose my friends based on their beliefs as well. I choose the people whose beliefs are similar to mine. The qualities I value most in my friends are a sense of humor, honesty, reliability, kindness, and similar interests as well.
6: Norms | Every Sunday my family goes to church and visits both of my grandparents later that day. We also visit both grandparents every holiday.
7: In my house, we have always had animals. Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, and Dogs (my favorite). Animals are good because we believe they teach kids responsibility. | Every year on Christmas Eve, my family builds a Gingerbread House. It is one of those things that just brings us together. Another tradition we have is an Easter Egg Hunt every year at my Grandparents.
8: Clothing is a large part of our culture. It is a large part of our culture because it is a norm in society for people to wear clothes in public. | Technology is a large part of our culture because we use it every day.
9: Material Culture | There are a lot of things in the material culture of my family. A couple of those things are clothes (needed due to acceptable cultural behaviors), food we eat (we try to eat healthier), and less necessary things such as technology. *Chase got a bone for Christmas, i guess thats a kind of food*
10: The computer is also a large part of my family's culture. We use it a lot to finish our homework and for various other things. | Technology | TV is a large part of my family's culture. We watch it almost every night together.
11: Overall, technology plays a large role in my family's culture. We could probably do well without the Ipods, TVs, and Computers, but they sure make our lives easier! | Another part of our family's culture is Ipods. Everyone in our family has some version of an Ipod and uses it a lot.
12: Above is a picture of me playing tennis. In our family, sports are a very important part of our culture. It is so important that it ranks right below school, which is right below family. Everyone in my family is playing or has played a sport sometime in the past. More often than not, the kids in my family are in more that 1 sport at a time. | Additional Information
13: Above is a picture of Niagra Falls. This represents how much my family loves to travel. We feel that taking time to do things, like travel, as a family, brings us closer together in the long run.
14: Every year, my family also likes building a snowman together, right after the very first snowfall we all go outside and make it.
15: Starting this year my Grandmother was going to take her grandchildren on a trip for a graduation present which will make memories that we will cherish forever. | This is a picture of me playing soccer. I guess you could call it a kind of tradition in our family for the kids to play soccer. We all are or have played it at some time.