• Day 1: October 30 and 31 - The students will explore social stratification, social classes, and social inequality. The students will define and identify social stratification and discuss the impact it has on societies as well as its connection to social classes.

    Journal 1 –Do you feel programs that require training and provide jobs are effective in reducing poverty in the United States? Why or why not? What is Welfare? Does it work? Do you think the government should aid poor families or should the government eliminate all aid programs?

    • Breakfast ClubReflection and Review
    • Social NormsReview and due dates (November 7 and 8)
    • Social StratificationNotes & Discussion
    • Poverty Start LineVideo Clip 

    Day 2: November 1 and 4 - The students will explore social classes and how they relate and connect to social stratification and social inequality. The students will be able to define different social classes, connect social classes to social inequality, and discuss the impact they each have on societies.

    Journal 2 – Do you recognize different social classes around you? Do you have friends in different social classes? Have you ever been treated different or unfairly based on your social class? If so, how did you feel? Is discrimination about social class more than race?

    • Stack the DeckSocial Classes
    • Social ClassesNotes
    • Society and FamilyGroup Project

    Day 3: November 5 and 6  The students will examine and define discrimination, prejudice, and racism as well as explore their connections to social inequality and discuss their impact on society.

    Journal 3 – In the United States does everyone have equal opportunities? Why or why not? Is there a difference between discrimination, prejudice, and racism? If so, what are the differences? 

    • Discrimination, Racism, and PrejudiceNotes
    • Diet RacismVideo Clip
    • Jon Stewart FootballVideo Clip

    Day 4: November 7 and 8 – The students will continue to examine racism and prejudice and their impact on American society.  They will explore their connection to social inequality and be able to define their impact on modern societies.

    Journal 4 – Is racial or gender profiling common? Is it necessary and/or acceptable? Can it be eliminated?

    • Discrimination, Racism, and PrejudiceScenarios
    • Society and Family Discussions
    • Social Norms Presentations

    Day 5: November 11 and 12 – The students will examine and define racial and ethnic groups as they explore their connection to social inequality and discuss the impact each have on societies.

    Journal 5 – What is the difference between minority, ethnic, and racial groups? Is it ingrained in our society to be prejudice?

    • The Skin Color Tax Class Reading and Discussion
    • Race and Ethnicity – Notes
    • Social Norms Presentations
    • Socitety and FamilyDiscussions

    Day 6: November 13 and 14 – The students will continue to study and explore social inequality specifically how it pertains to and impacts gender and the elderly as they identify and define gender, sexism, and ageism.

    Journal 6 – What is the difference between sex and gender? What does it mean to be a man in our society? What does it mean to be a woman in our society? What type of occupation do you want after you graduate? Will you be entering a non-traditional occupation for your gender?

    Day 7: November 15 and 18 – The students will complete their study and exploration of social classes, social stratification, and social inequality as they demonstrate proficiency on a test covering concepts from all three areas. 

    Journal 7 – In your own words, what is social stratification? Is it avoidable? Why or why not?

    • Unit 4Test
    • Seven JournalsDue
    • Social NormsPresentations

    Day 8: November 18 and 20 – The students will complete their study and exploration of social classes, social stratification, and social inequality as they review the life of Ernie Davis. The students will be able to identify Ernie Davis, his struggles, and how is life embodied stratification within the United States

    • The ExpressVideo Clip and Guide
    • Social NormsPresentations

    Day 9: November 21 and 22 – The students will complete their study and exploration of social classes, social stratification, and social inequality as they review the life of Ernie Davis. The students will be able to identify Ernie Davis, his struggles, and how is life embodied stratification within the United States

    • The ExpressVideo Clip and Guide
    • Social NormsPresentations