everything4writers: Cultural Heritage Below the Water Line - OIC Moments The cultural iceberg - worthwhile reading, with examples from Western society versus Native Americans. Either as reference, or for consideration when world building and designing a new culture. Many storytellers do a great job of depicting the surface part of culture, but miss all the subtlety of deep culture.
Each week I do a read aloud that shows the profile and attitude of the week and then hang it using a zip lock baggie stapled to my bulletin board for the kids to see. We also write why the book shows this and staple it next to the baggie. You could use this strategy for anything- writing traits, etc.