Ethnocentrism

Prediction

  1. What do you think ethnocentrism means?

  2. Use ethnocentrism in a sentence.

  3. Think of an example of ethnocentrism in current events:

  4. Find an image of ethnocentrism (I hope it's not a selfie):

Fun Fact

Definition

Ethnocentrism: Belief in the superiority of one's nation or ethnic group, often accompanied by feelings of dislike for other groups. The evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one's own culture.

Sentence

Trying to appear less ethnocentric, Bob removed his Make America Great Again hat when he entered the Hindu temple. It was too late, for he had already been spotted on the closed-circuit video feed.

Example

Muslims are the least popular religious group in the U.S. They’re disliked even more than atheists.

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Question(s)

  1. Do you think most humans are ethnocentric?

  2. Is ethnocentrism a bad thing?

  3. What is one way to challenge or fight against ethnocentrism?

  4. Fill in the blank map below with how an ethnocentric American would view each country or area.