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Activities
  1. Count It
    The map shows regions of the world based on shared cultural practices. How many culture regions can be found in Asia?
  2. List It
    Which culture regions border the Indian Ocean?
  3. Compare It
    The United States shares borders with two countries. Do these countries share the same culture region, or are they part of different regions? Use the map to help answer the question.
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Cultural practices include many different characteristics, including religion, language, art, customs, eating and clothing habits, and other aspects of daily life. The world can be divided into regions based on culture. Within each region, people share some basic cultural practices that are distinct from those of other regions. Studying culture regions can help people learn more about the ways people live in different parts of the world.
Check Your Answers
  1. Four.
  2. Africa south of the Sahara; North Africa and Southwest Asia; South Asia; and East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
  3. Canada and Mexico share a border with the United States. The US and Canada share a culture region, while Mexico is part of the Latin America culture region.