First Class First? Using Data to Explore the Tragedy of the Titanic
7 Human Society
Cultural Effects on Behavior
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 3
Social distinctions are a part of every culture, but take many different forms, ranging from rigid classes based solely on parentage to gradations based on the acquisition of skill, wealth, or education. Differences in speech, dress, behavior, or physical features are often taken by people to be signs of social class. The difficulty of moving from one social class to another varies greatly with time, place, and economic circumstances.