ACADEMIC STANDARDS COVERED:
+ This PowerPoint covers these American Sociological Association teaching standards (the document can be found at this link: http://www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/savvy/DOCS-%2379445-v1-ASA_National_Standards_for_HS_Soc_-_Pre-publication_version(1).pdf) –
- Learning Domain 1: The Sociological Perspective and Methods of Inquiry
- 1.4 Students will identify, differentiate among, and apply a variety of sociological theories.
- 1.4.1- Functionalist perspective
- 1.4.2 – Conflict Theory
- 1.4.3 – Symbolic Interaction
- Learning Domain 3: Social Relationships: Self, Groups, and Socialization
- 3.2 Students will explain the process of the social construction of the self.
- 3.2.1- I & me.
- Learning Domain 4: Stratification and Inequality
- 4.1 Students will identify common patterns of social inequality.
- 4.1.2- Power.
- 4.1.4- Class inequality.
- INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS COVERED:
+ This PowerPoint covers these Indiana Academic Standards for Sociology (the reference document can be found at this link: http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/socialstudies/ss-2014-sociology-20150317.pdf) –
- Standard 1: Foundations of Sociology as a Science – “Students describe the development of sociology as a social science, by identifying methods and strategies of research and by examining the contributions of sociology to the understanding of social issues.”
- S.1.4 – “Explain the major theoretical perspectives (paradigms) common to sociology including structural functional; symbolic interaction; and conflict theory. Identify key theorists with each. Recognize how each perspective sheds light on human social behavior.”
WHAT YOU GET:
- If you purchase this product you will get a 30 – slide PowerPoint presentation (29 slides plus a title slide) titled “Sociological Theories” (in .pptx file format). The PowerPoint includes a 4-item “What We’ll Learn” slide (after the title slide) that simplifies and summarizes the lesson objectives for students. It also includes “Section Summary Question” slides at the end of each of the 3 sections of the PowerPoint. Each of these slides contains 3 review questions that teachers can use as either a formal or an informal assessment.
- - The PowerPoint is divided into 3 sections: “Functional Theory”, “Conflict Theory”, and “Symbolic Interactionist Theory”. Each section begins with content related to the individual theory and is followed by a section that introduces a theorist and their ideas to serve as an example of social scientists who prescribed to that particular theory. The “Theorist” part of each section contains a photo of the theorist that is discussed.
- - All vocabulary words have been emphasized in bold type for easy recognition, both in the instruction slides and in the summary question slides. Several of the more abstract concepts are on their own slide with a graphic to help aid student understanding. (Example: there are graphics for the “Looking Glass Self” and for Emile Durkheim’s idea of “collective consciousness”.)
- - I use this PowerPoint in my high school Sociology class each year as part of the first unit I teach every year: “Foundations”. This class is comprised of 11th and 12th graders as well as high achieving 10th graders. However, this product would also be useful in an introductory Sociology class in a college or university setting. (College or university professors could use the PowerPoint “as is”, or, add a few slides to tailor the content to match their course and syllabus.) This PowerPoint takes me approximately two (2) 50 – minute class periods to teach as it contains all of the information that my students need to know related to Sociological theory (as far as academic standards are concerned). I take my time teaching this lesson, making sure to use the section summary questions to assess each student’s content knowledge before moving on.
- As always, please let me know via comment or message here on TeachersPayTeachers if you have any trouble downloading or using this product. I’m happy to help resolve any issues you may be having with it including E-mailing the file to your school E-mail address and/or making it available to you in another format (example: in Google Slides).
- If you download and use this product, comment below and let me know how you used it in your classroom and how the lesson went! I’d like to hear how other teachers chose to use this PowerPoint!