Analyzing Cultural Attitudes

Subgroup Size



1 hour

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Dr. Katie Jarriel, Purdue University Honors College


LeGuin, U. (1976). The Word for World is Forest. Berkley Books.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Discover and assess linguistic patterns using digital textual analysis that indicate the cultural attitudes of characters in a piece of fiction. 2. Compare and contrast the cultural attitudes of different characters in a piece of fiction. 3. Gain basic familiarity with Voyant, a browser-based textual analysis tool.