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Understanding Culture, Society and Politics

Content: Starting points for the understanding of culture, society and politics

Learning Competency: Articulate observations on human cultural variation, social

differences, social change, and political identities. (UCSP11/12SPUIa-1)

Lesson 1 -
At the end of the session, learners are expected to:
1. Articulate observations on human cultural variation, social differences, social
change, and political identities.
2. Acknowledge social, cultural and political identities.
3. Value the social and cultural backgrounds of students as acting subjects or social


A. References
1.Curriculum Guide-Core Subject
2.Understanding Culture, Society and Politics 2016 by Phoenix Publishing House,
Inc. pp. 7-10
B. Materials
1. Projector
2. Laptop
3. Regular teaching tools


2. Presentation:
This lesson provides cultural, social, and political concepts that exist in the
realm of ideas and thoughts. As such, they cannot be seen or touched and yet they
influence the way we see and experience our individual and collective lives as social
The teacher will introduce the meaning of culture, society and politics and will
give meaning of concept and or phenomena.
Teacher will describe students as acting agents and social actors.
3. Activity:
The students will be grouped according to their ethnic group and will think
of a song based from their dialect. They will also think of unique characteristics
that their group possess.
4. Application:
The teacher will present some situations that students personally encounter
different ways of doing things, behaving, and making sense of events. Students
will think of more situations that they personally encounter.
C. Evaluation

Answer the following questions.

1.Why understanding culture, society and politics is important?

2. Explain their observation on the behavior and phenomenon as social realities.
3. How can we improve our awareness on the social, cultural and political
changes using the activity?

D. Assignment

1. Students will be asked to visit a mall or a public market and observe how
people inside the place to conduct themselves individually and collectively.
The following questions serve as observation guide:

What sort of people go to malls/ public

market? What sort of things do they buy?
What sort of interaction takes place between people at
different categories ( e.g. gender and age)?