Day 1: September 24 and 25 - The students will begin their study of unit two, which will encompass culture, socialization, social structure, groups, deviance, and social control. The unit will begin with an analysis of culture as the students will be able to define culture and understand what role culture plays in their lives.
Journal 1 – What is your definition of culture? List various elements of what you envision American, global, and/or local culture to be.
- American Culture – Questions and Answers
- This or That – Is America the Greatest?
- Amendments – Discussion and Debate
- Research Presentations – Two Groups
Day 2: Septmber 26 and 27 - The students will continue their study of unit two, which will encompass culture, socialization, social structure, groups, deviance, and social control. The unit will begin with an analysis of culture as the students will be able to define culture and understand what role culture plays in their lives.
Journal 2 – How did you feel following our discussion last class? Are you aware of actions that have been taken since the school shootings or other incidents?
- 2nd Amendment – Wrap Up
- Culture & Structure – Notes
- Research Presentations – Two Groups
- Breaking a Social Norm – Assignment
Day 3: September 30 and October 1 – The students will continue to study and explore different concepts of culture. They will examine categories of culture and non-verbal language to include gestures, body language, and facial expressions.
Journal 3 – Does society prefer name brand foods and/or clothing over generic brands? Which do you prefer?Are our preferences a reflection of our culture? Why or why not? What is an example of a non-verbal gesture you use often? How about gestures teachers use? What are some additional examples from your own culture?
- Research Presentations and Gestures – In Class
- Culture and Communication – Notes and Discussion
- Cultural Differences – Video Clip
- Social Norms – Video Clip
Day 4: October 2 and 3 – The students will study and explore different concepts and categories of socialization. They will be able to define socialization and understand the impact it has played and will continue to play in their lives.
Journal 4: What do you think socialization means? What role should schools play in the socialization of children? Should schools be responsible for teaching values to children? Do you have examples from your own childhood?
- Socialization – Video Clips
- Socialization – Notes and Discussion
Day 5: October 4 and 8 – The students will continue to study and explore different concepts and categories of socialization, culture, and social structure. They will be able to define social structure, ascribed and achieved status, and then apply their ascribed and achieved statuses to their individual situations.
Journal 5 – What is social structure? Who influences you in your life the most? Why? What are the roles you play within the current “social structures” that exist in your life?
- Research Presentations – In Class
- Power of Peers – Class Reading and Video Clip
- Social Structure, Status, and Roles – Notes
- Ideal vs. Real Culture – Notes
Day 6: October 9 and 10 – The students will be introduced to and be able to define six different types of societies. The students will then complete their study of socialization, social structure, and culture as they identify elements of these sociological themes by demonstrating proficiency on a review of unit two.
Journal 6 – Do you feel our society and culture works too much? Why or why not? What about your own family? Are they workaholics? How important is the concept of time and time management in our society? Do a time management review and breakdown of your own time for a given week. Do you have too much free time or not enough? Why or why not?
- The Overworked American – Class Reading
- Elements of Culture – Assignment
- Society Types – Notes
- Jeopardy – Test Review Edition
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Test Review Edition
Day 7: October 11 and 14 – The students will demonstrate their knowledge of socialization, social structure, and culture by showing proficiency on a test that addresses the major elements of these sociological themes.
Journal 7– Can you recall a time when you were bullied? Is bullying a problem in this school? If so, can anything be done about it? Is bullying a part of our social structure?
- What Would You Do? – Bullying
- Unit Two – Test
- Seven Journals – Due Today