Day 1: March 9 and 10 – The students will be introduced to the concept of groups and group concepts within sociology. The students will be able to distinguish between formal and informal groups.
Journal 1– Are cliques present at Rocky Mountain High School? Do you think cliques have enhanced or detracted from your high school experience? Describe your personal experience with cliques.
- The Curse of Cliques – Class Reading
- Social Groups – Crash Course
- Cafeteria Tribes – Video Clip
- Groups and Organizations – Notes
Day 2: March 11 and 12 – I will continue my study and exploration of groups, deviance, and social control with a viewing of clips from the film The Breakfast Club. I will be able to identify a character from the film that best represents me and express how he or she best identifies with me.
- Breakfast Club – Packet
- Breakfast Club – Video Clip
Day 3: March 13 and 16 – The students will be introduced to the concepts of deviance and social control. They will understand and define deviance and identify how social control is implemented in society.
Journal 2 – What is your definition of deviance? Do you practice deviant behavior? What are a few examples of deviance? Can deviance be positive? Does Corporal Punishment Work? Why or Why Not?
- Corporal Punishment – Article
- Deviance – Notes
- Milgram Study – Video Clip
- Asch Conformity Experiment – Video Clip
Day 4: March 17 and 18 – The students will continue to examine the concepts of deviance and social control. They will define deviance and realize how social control impacts society.
Journal 3: Do prisons rehabilitate criminals? What are alternatives to prison? Do prisons or alternatives work?
- Stanford Prison Experiment – Video Clip
- Crime and Social Control – Notes
- I Know, I Know, I Know – Unit Review
Day 5: March 19 and 20 – The students will complete their study and exploration of groups, deviance, and social control. They will demonstrate proficiency on a test covering concepts from all three areas.
Journal 4 – Why do we use capital punishment, also known as the death penalty? Does it work? Do you agree or disagree with capital punishment? Why or why not?
- Unit 3 – Test
- Four Journals – Due Today