Learning Resources Bank

Understanding social change

Video exercise: Show video clip to Fiddler on the Roof then show video of Tradition song to 'bring alive' the concepts of detraditionals and individualisation.

After sharing videos ask students to answer the following questions using think-pair-share technique.

1. What key features of the Fiddler on the Roof world can you identify?

2. What key features of the tradition song could you identify?

3. What are the main differences seen to the world views? introduce concepts highlighting how "Fiddler on the Roof" highlights collective identity, tradition, low levels of individualism etc.

Bring in theory of detraditionalim/individualism