Man is very adaptable in societies when given time and knowledge. Human nature has innately instilled in man the drive to survive. Scientific data have informed us that even simple animals act on information carried in the genes. To an extent, we are led to believe that our thoughts, feelings and actions are inherited. Whereas on the other hand, social scientists look at culture from the holistic life style point of view. This life style has to do with the learned ways of acting, feeling and thinking. Culture enhances man’s ability to do things that his muscles and senses alone can not do.
In order for cultural patterns in a society or societies to develop into its fullest potential, there must be an investment in education. Resources must be available to create both the diversity of the media and educate the environment so that it may produce happy, healthy citizens for a productive democracy.
The more we get to know how much we have in common, how much we are unlike and appreciate the diversity among mankind, then the true reality of cultural patterns will be more acceptable. It is with this thought in mind that I wish to bring out several factors in this unit, such as moral values, the family and school, the brain, memory and intellect, giftedness, and technology.
This unit maybe taught in grades six through twelve. This unit may also be incooperated in such classes as health, science, economics, history, civics and english.