In what ways have globalization and new immigration patterns changed families? Have these changes been beneficial or detrimental to families?

Discussion

Working with others, discuss the following topic: In what ways have globalization and new immigration patterns changed families? Have these changes been beneficial or detrimental to families?

Interview someone of a culture different from your own using questions about child-rearing practices. You might inquire about methods of discipline, toys, games, topics discussed at the dinner table,and such. During the discussion, share with them some “dos” and “don’ts” you were taught in your family.

Working with others, have each person discuss the “stories” that helped form his or her familial and cultural identity.

Go to YouTube and search for “Jewish family Passover.” View some of the family videos as they apply to how family rituals are taught to the children who are sharing the religious service associated with the Passover dinner.

Working with others, discuss the following questions: Are child-rearing practices throughout the world more alike than they are different? What are the major similarities, and what are the major differences?

Go to YouTube and search for “gender stereotypes in the media.”

After viewing some of the most popular videos, try to answer the following questions:

What cultural themes are repeated in many of the videos? How accurate are these themes?

In what ways have globalization and new immigration patterns changed families? Have these changes been beneficial or detrimental to families?