The following is 16 slide PPT which introduces the three major theoretical perspectives (paradigms) of Sociology. With the use of this PPT in the classroom, students will be presented to with the definitions of each theory as well as many applicable terms and real world examples of the each theory in use as a Sociologist would apply them. Included in the slides are examples that can be discussed as a class in which students apply and demonstrate their understanding.
I use this PPT first, then I move onto formative assessments, application activities, and video application to help students fully grasp and master the three theories. All activities are available in my TPT store by searching either: "Sociological Perspectives" or "Theoretical Perspectives".