Indigenous Cultures Unit

For our Indigenous Cultures Unit I researched on the tribe, the Micronesians.

Below is the link to my powerpoint about the Micronesians.

http://goo.gl/sJ3NRu

Below is the link to my paper about the Micronesians:

http://goo.gl/fQRvqL

Cultures can be influenced dramatically in many ways. However, the cultures are mainly influenced by visitors and tourists from all around the world. Also imports from another countries greatly influence the dietary culture of the locals as foreign food might be imported. It can also influence beliefs and the clothing and appearance of the locals.  For example during the ancient times, the Micronesians believed in Polytheism, which is the belief in more than one deity. However, Christians brought the Christian belief into the islands. Currently, Micronesia celebrates Christian rituals as well as traditional rituals. Although the Micronesians still use stone money called Raay or Feaq, they use US dollars when buying things without not much value, such as clothing and food. 

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The environment also influences the culture of the Micronesians. For example, the islands are surrounded by the sea and so sea food plays a big role in the dietary culture of the Micronesians. The fact that they are surrounded by the sea also affects the belief of the Micronesians. The Micronesians believe in spirits and pray to them for safe  voyages out on the ocean, success in fishing etc. They also believe in creatures under sea. As you can see, foreign influences are very powerful on culture. However, the culture will be preserved and maintained by the people of the Micronesian Islands.

Finally, I think I did quite well on my powerpoint presentation. I think I had a clear, loud voice. My powerpoint was also visually attractive and was very effective. I also think my essay was pretty good as I had a lot of pictures that support my text and I think it was very informative.

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