Student Organizer
      Environment/Culture Analysis

Activity One

Here are some questions that may help you see how environment impacts culture.
  • How do the desert conditions of the Sahara impact the Tuareg's choice of food, housing, and clothing?
  • How have changes in the Sahara's climate impacted the Tuareg's lifestyle?
  • How are changes in technology impacting the Tuareg's economy?
  • What is the role of the family in the Tuareg culture? Do you think environment has shaped family structure, e.g., the size of families, the number of family members living together, the roles different family members play?
  • What role does religion play in the Tuareg culture?
  • What is sacred? What is taboo? Do you think the environment has played a role in determining these values? How has the history of the Sahara influenced the Tuareg culture?
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