Sociology Social Organization Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans

Leah Cleary
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10th - 12th, Higher Education
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Dreading to teach social organization to your sociology class? What if your students explored fads, urban legends, social movements, and cults? They will with this interactive notebook unit. They’ll also study sociological social organization theories and studies but in an engaging, creative, interactive way. Try this unit and you won’t dread social organization again! It’s packed with interactive activities and detailed lesson plans.

★ Topics Include: ★

  • Focused Vocabulary
  • Gehard Lenski’s Five Types of Sociieties and What May be Next
  • Society, Groups, Social Networks, Role vs. Status (Durkheim and Tonnies)
  • Pre-Modern, Modern, and Post-Modern Thought
  • Leadership Types (Expressive, Instrumental) and Leadership Styles (Democratic, Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire) 
  • Bystander Effect (Diffusion of Responsibility), Asch Conformity Study, Groupthink, Acting Crowd
  • Theories of Collective Behavior (Contagion, Convergence, Emergent Norm), Types of Social Movements
  • Decades (Fads, Trends, Innovations…)
  • Beaurocracies 
  • Workplace Organization
  • Cults and the Risky Shift

★ Here's What You Get: ★

  • Daily Lesson Plans
  • Digital Resources for distance learning
  • Editable PowerPoint Presentations--easy to load into Google Slides
  • Cloze Notes--great for students who need modifications
  • Foldable Graphic Organizers--truly, tactile learning benefits even high schoolers
  • Quizzes
  • Task Cards
  • Card Sorts
  • Handouts
  • Exit Tickets
  • Answer Keys
  • Study Guides and Tests
  • Editable Versions of Most of The Resources--I will show you how to load these into Google Slides so they're ready to be assigned digitally in a snap!

★ FAQS ★

Q: My school discourages me from using the number of copies I need to make interactive notebooks.

A: No worries! It's super easy to use the EDITABLE resources digitally--just insert them into Slides with ONE click! (Psst...most of the resources are editable.) I show you how to do this in a snap! Also, there’s a folder called “Daily Documents to Post for Students.” Inside this document are the small, daily PDFs. You can assign these to Google Classroom or whatever your school’s LMS is, and students can type on them with DocHub or Kami.

Q: It’s really cool that the presentations link to short films and that there are tons of online resources for the students to use. What if a video is taken down or a link is broken?

A: Email me and I’ll fix it ASAP by finding a replacement or fixing the link! I’m here to support you!

Q: I noticed that your daily lesson plans are designed for the block schedule. I teach on traditional. Will this work for me?

A: Yes! It's super-easy to modify them for traditional. I give you instructions on how to do it quickly! 

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★ Want more interactive, ready-to-teach sociology? All 9 of my units plus the growing digital bundle, syllabus, and paper guide are sold together at a steep discount. ★

Get the full course! Sociology Interactive Notebook Complete Course Curriculum with Lesson Plans

*** Each unit contains daily lesson plans, ideas for implementation, and tons of creative and engaging resources. Oh, and don’t forget about the editable component. You can use that to customize and digitize! ***

Unit 1: Sociology Sociological Perspective Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: Introduce the discipline of sociology to your students. They’ll learn about its history, theories, theorists, and career opportunities with highly engaging, interactive lessons.

Unit 2: Sociology Sociological Research Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: Research doesn’t have to be boring! Teach your students about some of the most famous and fascinating sociological studies and guide them step-by-step through the sociological research process. You won’t stop there, though! Your students will implement all they’ve learned by conducting their very own sociological research.

Unit 3: Sociology and Culture Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: Don’t clean your plate when you dine in China. Never accept a gift the first time it’s offered in Japan. Visiting France? Please don’t smile at strangers on the street. What is that American work ethic all about? Help your students explore the components of culture through the sociological lens with these highly engaging activities. 

Unit 4: Sociology and Socialization Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: How do we become who we are? Is it nature or nurture? Students will explore these questions and more from the sociological perspective starting with the most interesting topic for teenagers–themselves!

Unit 5: Sociology Social Organization Unit with Lesson Plans: Groups and Fads and Decades, oh, my! How do different types of societies organize themselves and why? Your students will even take a dive into the phenomena of cults from a sociological perspective in this engaging unit.

Unit 6: Sociology Social Inequalities Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: What do race, class, and gender have to do with our opportunities in life? What about where we’re born, disabilities, and age? Your students will use sociology to delve into these questions on a macro and micro level. Watch the light bulbs go off as their compassion and perspective broaden!

Unit 7: Sociology and Deviance and Conformity Unit with Lesson Plans: The one unit your students will anticipate the most! Students will explore what deviance and conformity really are and why people do both. They’ll see the changes in each over time and place. They’ll understand that deviance can actually be quite harmless–even good. They’ll also see that deviance can be the stuff of true crime.

Unit 8: Sociology Social Institutions Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: Students will use the sociological perspective to see that institutions don’t have to be places. They’re the family, the government, religion, education, work, and the economy. Sound boring? Your students won’t think so. They’ll be too busy engaging with the highly interactive content in this lesson.

Unit 9: Sociology Social Change and Population Interactive Notebook Unit with Lesson Plans: Urbanization, globalization, social movements, population shifts–they all lead to change. Society’s always in motion, and it’s mesmerizing to watch it through the sociological lens. Students will learn where we’ve been as a society and where we’re going. They’ll even give designing their own city a go!

Sociology Digital Resources Growing Bundle: Digital flipbooks, webquests, presentations, gallery walks, and more–all in full-color on Google Slides that students can type right on to and submit to you on Google Classroom or whatever your LMS happens to be. I’m still working on the last three units, but they’ll be there soon. I also add resources to this folder periodically that you won’t find anywhere else!


Already built your unit but want to add supplemental lessons to really bring it to life? These activities are sold separately from this unit…

Social Organization Vocabulary Unit

Lenski’s Five Types of Societies Presentation and Activiies

Social Thought Premodern, Modern, and Postmodern

Sociology Groups, Social Networks, and Leadership Presentation and Activities

Cults Gallery Walk and Handbook

Cults and the Risky Shift

Helter Skelter Color-Fill Film Guide

Cults Bundle for Sociology and Psychology

Decades Gallery Walk Project


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338 pages
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