Culture is the way of life shared by a group of people It encompasses the ideas and “things” passed on from one generation to the next in a society, including knowledge, beliefs, values, rules and laws, language, customs, symbols, and material products. Culture evolves over time and is adaptive. The creation of culture is ongoing and cumulative. Individuals and societies continually build on existing culture to adapt to new challenges and opportunities. Describe the culture of your choice. Include physical objects they make (material culture), and their values, norms, symbols, language, and knowledge (nonmaterial culture).