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Topic: Cultural effects on behavior 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 1.  Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that people sometimes imitate people or characters they see presented in the media
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that people sometimes imitate people they see presented in the media
     2.Understands that people sometimes imitate characters they see presented in the media
     3.Understands that the behavior of people can be affected by the media
   Benchmark 3.Understands that people might feel uncomfortable around other people who dress, talk, or act very differently from themselves
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that people might feel uncomfortable around other people who dress very differently from themselves
     2.Understands that people might feel uncomfortable around other people who talk very differently from themselves
     3.Understands that people might feel uncomfortable around other people who act very differently from themselves
   Benchmark 4.Understands that "acceptable" human behavior varies from culture to culture and from one time period to another, but there are some behaviors that are "unacceptable" in almost all cultures, past and present
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that "acceptable" human behavior varies from culture to culture
     2.Understands that "acceptable" human behavior varies from one time period to another
     3.Understands that there are some behaviors that are "unacceptable" in almost all cultures, past and present
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that each culture has distinctive patterns of behavior that are usually practiced by most of the people who grow up in it
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that each culture has distinctive patterns of behavior
     2.Knows that cultural patterns of behavior are usually practiced by most people who grow up in the culture
   Benchmark 2.Understands that usually within any society there is broad general agreement on what behavior is "unacceptable," but that the standards used to judge behavior vary for different settings and different subgroups and may change with time and in response to different political and economic conditions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that societies usually broadly define what behaviors are unacceptable
     2.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors vary for different settings
     3.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors vary for different societal subgroups
     4.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change with time
     5.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change in response to different political conditions
     6.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change in response to different economic conditions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that cultural beliefs strongly influence the values and behavior of the people who grow up in the culture, often without their being fully aware of it, and that people have different responses to these influences
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands, that though they may not know it, peoples’ values and behavior are shaped by their culture
     2.Knows that people respond differently to the influence of cultural beliefs
   Benchmark 6.Understands that heredity, culture, and personal experience interact in shaping human behavior, and that the relative importance of these influences is not clear in most circumstances
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that heredity affects the shaping of human behavior
     2.Understands that culture affects the shaping of human behavior
     3.Understands that personal experience affects the shaping of human behavior
     4.Understands that heredity, culture, and personal experience interact to shape human behavior
     5.Understands that the relative importance of heredity, culture, and personal experience in shaping human behavior is usually not clear
 Standard 2.  Understands various meanings of social group, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 8.Understands that a large society may be made up of many groups, and these groups may contain many distinctly different subcultures (e.g., associated with region, ethnic origin, social class, interests, values)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that a large society may be made up of many groups
     2.Understands that the groups in a large society may contain many distinctly different subcultures
     3.Knows that subculture may be associated with region
     4.Knows that subculture may be associated with ethnic origin
     5.Knows that subculture may be associated with social class
     6.Knows that subculture may be associated with interests
     7.Knows that subculture may be associated with values