The following is an application activity for Sociology class after students has learned about the three Sociological Perspectives (Functionalist, Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist) in class.
This activity provides students with 4 scenarios where 2-3 statements are given (per scenario) from various real life points of view about behavior. Students are asked to read each scenario and decide which Sociological Perspective is most in line with the point each person makes in their statement. After students make their choice they are asked to defend their choice with supporting statements from their notes and textbook about the Sociological Perspectives.
This activity allows for great real world application of the Sociological Perspectives and allows both student and teacher to discover if mastery of the three Sociological Theories has been reached yet.
I give a PPT on the three Sociological Perspectives (available for sale in my TPT Store), then use a quick Formative Assessment (coming soon in my TPT store), then this activity, before ending with a Video Application activity where I show the television show the Office and students apply the Sociological Perspectives to the behavior of the characters in the show (available for purchase in my TPT Store).