Unit 2 Summative Assessment
by Adam Grabowski
How and why do people migrate?
Migration is simply the movement of people. It can be understood as people moving between countries or someone walking to the market. Migration can be chosen or forced. It is usually achieved through different forms of transportation such as a bus, car, plane, or train. People migrate to different areas because of push and pull factors. Push factors could include war or failing economy. Pull factors could include better weather or better government. In the future, I predict that there will be very little migration. As technology grows, people will start to become more close-minded and territorial. This will cause less people to want to move from their house, therefore shrinking movement or migration.
How and why do people create cultural mosaics?
Cultural mosaics are the mix of cultures that coexist with society. It can be understood as different social groups, languages, or countries. These different groups can come together to form a bigger picture. Cultural mosaics consist of different groups of people with different or similar opinions. People create cultural mosaics because we realize that different social groups, languages, or countries often come together to form a bigger picture. In the future, everyone will be influenced to look and act the same. This will defeat the idea of cultural mosaics.
How and why do people conflict and cooperate?
Different social groups consist of different opinions. Some social groups have similar opinions. If different social groups have different opinions, conflict can be created. If different social groups have similar opinions, cooperation can be created. People conflict and cooperate because we all have opinions about how things should happen. These opinions can place people in different social groups. This causes us to conflict with those who disagree with us and cooperate with those who agree. In the future, I predict that conflict and cooperation will be prominent. As society grows, there will be more topics to argue over and more problems to solve. People will inevitably have different opinions which place them in different social groups.
Real World Migration
We see migration everywhere in the modern world. For example, a big problem in today's society is immigration. When people migrate to different countries they usually have to go through an immigration process. These immigration processes can either slow down or speed up the migration into a country. Immigration laws can be put in place to make sure that not too many or too little people are migrating into their countries. In the future, immigration processes will play a large role in decreasing migration. I think that the immigration process will become very strict so that it is harder for terrorists to move into their countries. This may cause less people to want to move from their home countries.
Real World Cultural Mosaics
We see cultural mosaics everywhere in today's society. For example, the United States of America is made up of states. These states are made up of different social groups, ethnic groups, and languages. Some ethnic groups could be know as black or white people. Some social groups could be known as republicans or democrats. These groups represent their states which then represent the nation as a whole, therefore creating the cultural mosaic. In the future, I predict that the idea of cultural mosaics will decrease in popularity. The government and media will push the idea that everyone should look and act a certain way. Their excuse will be that this idea of complete equality will decrease crime or protect our rights. When in reality they would be destroying the idea that society is a cultural mosaic, made up of different social groups, languages, or countries.
Real World Conflict and Cooperation
In the modern world, conflict and cooperation are especially prominent. For example, republicans often have different views than democrats on how we should run our government. Republicans believe in small government and oppose gay marriage. Democrats believe in large government and support gay marriage. The difference in opinion between these parties can result in conflict. They might debate about a bill that may be passed regarding gay marriage. On the other hand, republicans and democrats agree on some political topics too. For example, both republicans and democrats agree on national security. The similarity of opinions between these parties can result in cooperation. Republicans and democrats may work together in order to pass a bill regarding national security. In the future, I predict that republicans and democrats will still have their disagreements and agreements. It is hard to tell for sure, but I believe that there would always be something for republicans and democrats to conflict or cooperate over.
Real World Power Shifting
Power can shift between social groups if one group is proven to be right or another group is proven to be wrong. For example, if small government is working in America, more people are going to have republican views. This would cause the republican party to grow in power. Power shifting between social groups can have a positive or negative effect. This example would have a positive effect on the republican party because they would be gaining power. This example would have a negative effect on the democratic party because they would most likely be losing power.
Migration and my life
Migration is very prominent in my life. For example, I migrate when I wake up and take the bus to school. During the school day I walk to classes. After school, my family and I occasionally go out to eat driving in a car. I also migrate when I jog on my local bike path. When I have vacation, my family and I travel by plane, bus, car, or train to arrive at our desired destination. Any movement in my life could be considered migration.
Conflict/Cooperation and my life
I conflict and cooperate with people every day. For example, I conflict with my family by arguing about whose turn it is to do the laundry or wash the dishes. We also conflict about who we want to become president or what we want for dinner. My family and I also cooperate. For example, we set certain days for people to do the laundry or wash the dishes. We usually cooperate to agree with these rules.
Cultural mosaics and my life
Cultural mosaics play a big role in my life. For example, I would consider myself apart of the nerd/geek social group at Pinkerton. I have opinions that people in other social groups differ from. In it's entirety, Pinkerton represents all of these different social groups that have different opinions. In the future, the social groups at Pinkerton will conflict more. For example, jocks may not like nerds because they are more intelligent, or nerds may be jealous of the jocks athletic ability.
Bullets and ballots simulation
During the bullets and ballots simulation I was apart of the peasant social group. The peasants started off with the most votes and zero msu's. During the game we tried to ally with the United States. We made treaties that ensured that the United States wouldn't harm us. This is is an example of cooperation from the enduring understanding. The Guatemalan Government tried to get our votes but we didn't give them any because we had different views about who should be president. This would be an example of conflict. At one point during the game the guerrillas passed the United States in msu's. This happened because the guerrillas won a battle against the army and wealthy. This is an example of major power shift between social groups.