THE RIPPLE OF SOCIETY
In our society we have different things that affect our lives. Sometimes the smallest things can change our lifestyles in a dramatic fashion changing the way we live forever. Often times the change happens in such a subtle manner that we rarely recognize the change, and other times the change is so obvious it's hard to imagine life without it.
This lesson is deals with the idea of cultural integration, which is defined as the close relationship of various elements of a cultural system.
Given a list of categories students will be able to come up with a minimum of twelve things that have been integrated into our culture and explain how they have changed the culture.
(2) SET INDUCTION
Without ink the world would be a very different place, do you agree or disagree?
-Questioning of answers
(2) Definition of the term cultural integration (Tr.1)
Ask a student to put it in his/her own words
(2) Explanation of the ripple affect of cultural integration
(3) Break the class up into groups and explain the assignment
(10) Pass out Cultural Integration assignment
(15) Discuss the elements of each groups item and how it was integrated into our society.
(3) Ask the students of some of the other institutions/areas of life that may be affected by new introductions into society?
(5) Close by explaining homework assignment, and asking if there are any questions.
Monday I'll pass back the quizzes and we'll go over them then along with another activity.CULTURAL INTEGRATION
Directions: Your group is to EXPLAIN how life was before the introduction of the videocassette recorder (VCR) into our society. Then your group is to explain how the introduction of the VCR has changed our society. Use material and non-material descriptions for your answers.
Example areas of life:
FAMILY (structure, communication, rituals, etc.)
LIFESTYLE (spending habits, hobbies, etc.)
WORKPLACE (including school)
ENTERTAINMENT (what people do for it)
CULTURAL INTEGRATION ASSIGNMENT
DIRECTIONS: You are to create a list of material and non-material items based upon a: discovery, product, event, concept, drug or idea that has changed our society. Use the before/after model to help explain the change in our society, no single sentence answers. Find at least two material and at least four non-material items in each of the areas. Use back of this page or a separate sheet of paper if necessary.
FAMILY (structure, communication, etc.)
LIFESTYLE (hobbies, spending habits, etc.)
GOVERNMENT (institutions, agencies, etc.)
WORKPLACE (business, jobs, etc.)
ENTERTAINMENT (what people do, the industry, etc.)
SUB/COUNTER CULTURE (how they have changed, creation of new groups)
material / non-material material / non-material