1. What is a family? What is family composition?
Family is a group of people who are tied together by blood. Family composition is the number of members, their ages, and their relationships to each other. 2. What is cultural bias? What is an example of this?
Cultural bias is the interpretation or judgment of practices by the standards of one's own culture. It’s an example of not having the same lifestyle. 3. What are stereotypes? How are they different from prejudice? Stereotypes are assumed beliefs about a group of people. It’s different from prejudice because it’s based on characteristics present of a group. 4. What is the difference between a nuclear family and an extended family? Nuclear family is just one generation, while extended family is multiple generations living under one roof. Critical Thinking Questions
1. How can families assimilate to a new culture?
They can learn new language and style that will make a better quality life for them. 2. What are some of the problems with stereotypes or cultural bias when looking at families? Minority or immigrant families may face discrimination when seeking housing or jobs. 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? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
4. Why are families diverse in composition? How are family lifestyles of today different than the past? Families are diverse in composition because different interaction with other race. In the past there wasn’t much race mixture like today.