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TEXTBOOK: Sociology Copyright 2008. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (https://goo.gl/KzF27H) ISBN: 0-03-055011-4
In this unit plan you have several activities for all 18 chapters, projects (which include a focus group, socialization paper, field study, and group project), supplemental articles, and extra activities meant to promote discourse or drive home topics covered in the text.
I hope this can be the INSPIRATION for teachers to create a YEAR addressing topics in Sociology and building a classroom community that is able to discuss tough issues. I have provided supplemental material, articles, and activities that line up nicely with the McGraw-Hill Sociology textbook. This unit plan has aligned activities for all five units of the textbook and all 18 chapters. Students love the activities and I hope that those who purchase this will be able to add it to a growing toolbox.
With this purchase, you will also get access to my daily skeleton (just so you can see how I organized my year, not as a strict way to teach the text! You can use each unit of activities and align it with the textbook. The teacher edition of the text actually lays out lesson plans that I have aligned this packet with) and 20+ lecture powerpoints that align with the textbook. The link to all materials will be on the first page of this packet. Thank you!
LINK TO ADDITIONAL POWERPOINTS ARE ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE UNIT PLAN.
Sample Daily Lesson (100 minutes)
Do Now: in your own words what is American culture and where do you learn cultural values, customs, beliefs, etcs. Think about how different countries teach the elderly or how teens leave or stay home after school. CHECK 4 CORNER REFLECTION STAMP
Powerpoint: finish going over chapter 3 (status and values)
Activity: STATUS What is your status, ascribed, achieved? What is your achieved status and why? (i.e. being Black for me may have a bigger impact than me being a teacher). To understand role strain and ascribed status
Nature vs. Nurture Debate: Each side will argue nature or nurture. Part of this is the debate but the bigger point is to see how kids react (social control, folkways, mores, etc.) do they stand up or follow the group? Are they afraid to speak or okay going at it alone? Do they talk on the side or step to the agitator? I take notes of body language and behavior.
Discussion: Debrief the experiment and see how students felt about the agitators and the people who responded.
Activity: Cultural Shifts students will work with a partner to fill this WORKSHEET out
Film: NOVA: Wild Child if time
HOMEWORK: Focus group! Need to have a set date and location uploaded to google. Interviews should be done before Halloween. That way they have time to transcribe and analyze information before Christmas!
Finish reading chapter 3 (no quiz Beyonce style)