Vocab for Central Questions

Central Questions – Helpful Definitions

Function — purpose:an action or use for which something is suited or designed (i.e., Its function is to collect water).

Culture(s) — people with shared beliefs and practices:a group of people whose shared beliefs and practices identify the particular place, class, or time to which they belong


  1. important organization: a large organization that is influential in the community, e.g. a college, hospital, or bank
  2. established practice: an established law, custom, or practice
    (e.g., the institution of marriage)

Oppress(ion) — dominate harshly: to subject a person or a people to a harsh or cruel form of domination

Perpetuate — to make something continue, usually for a very long time



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