Module Six: Text Questions
1. What is a family? What is family composition?
2. What is cultural bias? What is an example of this?
3. What are stereotypes? How are they different from prejudice? 4. What is the difference between a nuclear family and an extended family? Critical Thinking Questions
1. How can families assimilate to a new culture?
2. What are some of the problems with stereotypes or cultural bias when looking at families? 3. Adversity affects today’s family, just as Black Death affected families from earlier times. What kinds of adverse challenges do today’s families face and how can they manage the situations? 4. Why are families diverse in composition? How are family lifestyles of today different than the past?
1. A family is a group of people who are connected by blood, co-residence, or affection. Family composition is the makeup of a family, including the number of members, their ages, and their relationships to each other. 2. Cultural bias is the judgment of practices by the standards of one's own culture. An example would be that if we grew up in a nurturing environment, we might think that the Lao culture is wrong because they don’t show love in the same way that we do―and a Lao individual may see other practices as wrong. 3. Stereotypes are assumed beliefs about a group of people, but are different than prejudice, which is, an opinion about a group before knowing any information. 4. A nuclear family is the typical family with two parents and their children, but an extended family is one where many generations are living in the same house, like parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on.
1. Families assimilate to a new culture by inviting them in. 2.
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