Culture can be defined as the arts as well as the intangible shared beliefs, values, and practices of a community. Students participate in arts and culture at varying levels of skill and engagement. Some create, while others listen to, watch, teach, critique, or learn a cultural activity, art form, or expression. These activities allow students and community members to come together to connect more deeply with the cultures of the world.
Various types of cultural activities are:
1) Dance: Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.
2) SINGING: Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm and a variety of vocal techniques.
3) FINE ARTS: Fine Arts is an art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty distinguishing it from applied art which also has to serve some practical function such as pottery or most metalwork. It is a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness specifically painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics and architecture.
4) THEATRE: Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers typically actors or actresses to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music and dance. Elements of art such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience.
5) LITERACY EVENT: It is a tool for examining the forms and functions of oral and written language. It is described as any occasion in which a piece of writing is integral to the nature of participants' interactions and their interpretive processes. Some such events are debate, elocution, public speaking etc.
a) Debate is a process that involves formal discussion on a particular topic. In a debate, opposing arguments are put forward to argue for opposing viewpoints. Debate occurs in public meetings, academic institutions and legislative assemblies. It is a formal type of discussion, often with a moderator and an audience in addition to the debate participants.
b)Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a good speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain. Public speaking is seen traditionally as part of the art of persuasion. Public speaking is commonly understood as formal, face-to-face speaking of a single person to a group of listeners. Public speaking can be governed by different rules and structures.