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Survive! Assume that you are part of a group that has been shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The island has a plentiful supply of wild fruits and plants, insects, birds, fish and hardwood trees. Some fresh water can be found in small island pools, but the bulk of the water is contaminated by salt from the ocean, Your group had time to rescue the following items from your sinking ship before escaping in two life rafts: Here’s what was salvaged: • • • • • • • 2 large fishing knives 4 plastic gallon jugs of water 1 25-foot length of rope 1 large plastic tarp 1 set of binoculars 1 can opener 20 cans of fruits and vegetables • Your task now is to figure a way to SURVIVE… both immediate and long term • You have 25 minutes to complete this… What you did today is a lesson in sociology…. Sociology is the study of social interaction – “how groups behave”… Take several minutes now to analyze your group… ANALYSIS • Stop here 11/09/10 • It is the scientific means of analyzing collective phenomenon. It sees past outward appearances to identify underlying patterns and influences on behavior and explain them. – Sociologists attempt to explain why certain problems, actions or behaviors exist. They propose theories or statements of explanations and conduct research to confirm or dispel the theory. – Sociologists do not accept something as fact unless it is tested, data collected and analyzed. Assignment: • Read pg 5&6 • Make a list of all the Social Sciences described • Define how each is a Social Science.