Sociology I (1st semester)
Sociology II (2nd semester)
Updated May 2013
Standards (include state core numbers)
The Foundations of Society.
Students will study and analyze America Culture as well as others from the sociological perspective. Students will learn the symbols of culture, diversity, multiculturalism as well as Global Culture. Understanding the various theories of cultural analysis.
Chpt. 4 Society
Comparing different societies through the centuries and decades. Discussing society and conflict, Karl Marx, Capitalism, class conflict, alienation and revolution.
Each student will bring a Culture bag with three items that reflect their personal culture. Culture Poster will reflect American Culture in comparison with another country.
Students create a poster indicating the characteristics of each society. They then present to the class. Class discussion about the differences and similarities through the ages.
Students will be given points if they complete the assignment on time. They will be graded on the quality of their poster that they will present to the class as well.
Students will be given points for participation in the class discussion.
Students will read in small groups and relay information to the class and receive points for doing so.
Individual reading at home for quizzes. 5 questions worth 2 points each.
Students will be graded on the quality of the presentation.
Chpt. 5 Socializaiton
Learning some basics about the following psychologists theories:
Compare the differences and similarities of these menís opinions on how human personality forms.
Chpt. 6 Social Interaction in Everyday Life
Presentation of Self
Social guide to everyday living
Chpt 7 Groups and Organizations
The future of organizations
We will discuss each psychologist separately and I will give them additional information about these men that is not in the chapter.
Students will make a chart comparing the development of peopleís personality through the ages.
Students will take a few personality assessments to better understand their own personality. They will also be asked to write a few papers about how they feel other peopleís perception of them impacts their own self image.
Chpt. 6 Students will create a chart of themselves and will write down all the roles that they currently have in their lives. They will also explore conflicts they have with some of those roles.
Chpt. 7 Students will do an assignment where they write down every group that they currently belong to and their position in the hierarchy.
We will do a lesson on the hierarchy and their position in their family, school, job.
Points are given to the students when they meet the deadlines of having dances taught and cleaned.
Written Assessment for every chapter is a written multiple choice test. There will be quizzes with each chapter as well.
Chpt. 6 Tests and quizzes with this chapter. Any daily assignments students hand in each day they receive credit for.
Chpt. 7 Test on the chapter and 3 reading quizzes will be the main assessment. We also do variety of games as a means of test review. Students are able to get extra credit for correct answers.
Chpt. 8 Deviance
What is deviance?
Criminal Justice System
Chpt. 14 Race & Ethnicity
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Chpt. 18 Family
Function of the Family
Stages of Family Life
Transitions and Problems in Family Life
Class Discussion about what we deem deviant behavior in our society. Why does society need deviant behavior according to sociology pioneers. Students will have the opportunity to share their opinions on the topic of capital punishment, the pros and cons. We will also discuss some of the high profile cases on Utah, Ted Bundy and the Hi Fi Murders.
Students will watch a video about the 1960ís and see how race relations have improved in the last 50 years. We will also examine prejudice and discrimination in our own lives. Students will need to memorize all the terms of the chapter which will be a separate quiz.
Students will take notes on several things to do with family. I will give them information about different tools that mental health professionals use to help to get to know a family and the dynamics of it better.
Chpt. 8 Students will have 3 reading quizzes on this chapter. They will do some research on their own about capitol punishment and the death penalty in other states and other countries. We will look up data to see if the death penalty is a deterrent to serious crime. Students will be graded on these papers.
Students will have a written test on the chapter. They will also have quizzes and daily assignments they will receive points for.
Besides the test and quizzes the students will have extra credit opportunities if they want to do things like the Genogram or Family Constellation. They will also be able to do a paper on their placement among their siblings if they choose.
Chpt. 19 Religion
We will study the different religions of the world and focus on the place that religion has held in societies throughout the ages.
Religion and Social Change
Types of Religious Organizations
Religion in the U.S.
Religion in History
Religion in the 21st Century
Chpt. 20 Education
Schooling and Economic Development
Schooling in different countries around the world compared to the U.S.
Function of Schools
We will spend a day in the library and the students will find a book about a religion they would like to find out more about. They will then present 2 minutes of information about the religion that they wrote about. We will play religion bingo in an effort to learn what makes each religion unique from others.
We will also spend time talking about cults and differences between a cult and religion. We will discuss the more note worthy cults in the U.S. in recent years.
Charles Manson, The Family
David Koresh, Branch Davidians
Marshal Applewhite,Heavenís Gate
Jim Jones, Peopleís Temple
KKK Arain Nation
Chpt. 20 We will talk some about their own educational experiences. Talk some about intelligence testing as well as learning styles.
Written test on chapter 19 and notes on cults. A couple of reading quizzes. Separate quiz on characteristic of those who join cults and differences between cults and religion.
Test and quizzes on education.
Chpt. 21 Health and Medicine
Health and Society
Physicians on a global scale
Eating Disorders and STDís
SOCIOLOGY II (2ND semester)
Chpt. 17 Politics and Government
We do this chapter now just as the Legislature is going into session in Utah. Every day we will keep track of bills that are being debated in our own state as we learn about politics and government in general.
Chpt. 21 Students will be asked to read a page and then share the information with the class.
I will provide current information about eating disorders, the students will take notes and this will be included on their test.
I will bring the newspaper every day as we discuss what bills are being debated. Students will be allowed to weigh in with their opinions as well.
Assessment will be test and quizzes plus a 2 page report on any health issue in the U.S. that is of interest to the students.
Chpt. 17 Written test will be open book where they find the answers in the chapter.
The will also receive points on papers that they will write on a current law in Utah that they have strong feelings on.
Chpt. 16 The Economy and Work
Agriculture, Industrial, Information, Postindustrial Revolution
Paths to Justice
Chpt. 10 Social Stratification
Caste and Class Systems
Functions of Social Stratification
Stratification and Conflict
Karl Marx Class and Conflict
Max Weber, Class, Status and Power
Stratification and Technology
Social Stratification Facts & Values
Chpt. 11 Social Class in the United States
Dimension of social inequality
Chpt. 16 Comparisons made with our economy during the different stages of our society.
Professions and earning power will be examined as well. We will use the internet for current statistics as our textbook was printed in 2001.
We will talk about specific times through history when social classes were very extreme and the consequences on society.
Each student will draw a map of the Salt Lake Valley and according to what they know and they perceptions write down where they think there are concentrations of each class of people. They will do this based on economic income.
Chpt. 16 This will be a fill in the blank test the students may use a few notes on. 3 reading quizzes. Class assignments will make up 100 points.
Chpt. 10 Students will make up their own test for this chapter which may included a variety of questions. There needs to be 30 questions which will be worth 2 points each.
Chpt. 11 Test , quizzes, a paper on a specific
Chpt. 12 Social Stratification
Wealth and Poverty
Poverty and Women
Poverty and Children
Womenís Issues, Womenís place in society through the ages.
Patriarchy, Matriarchy, Sexism, Gender Roles, Feminism.
Discuss what factors contribute to people getting into poverty. Why there are many more women than men. Slavery in the U.S. and other countries. Make a chart of the difference between the different classes.
We will discuss gender roles that society assigns to men and women. We will do this before they have read the material.
We will discuss womenís issues and watch a video of womenís place in U.S. Society during the 1950ís
Test and quizzes on chpt. 12. Students will write a paper on poverty in any state of their choice as compared to poverty in Utah The paper will be worth 50 points.
Chpt. 13 Test and quizzes
Students will get points for taking notes on the 1950ís video
Chpt. 15 Aging the Elderly
Growing Old in the U.S.
Death and Dying
Chpt. 22 Population, Urbanization, Environment
Collective Behavior and Social Movement
Mobs and Riots
Rumor and gossip
Fashions and Fads
Students will do research on the internet to find current statistics on birth and death rate in the U.S. in 2009
We will discuss the pros and cons of euthanasia as a class
We will discuss Rosses stages of dying.
We will look closely at the metropolis that we live in: the Salt Lake Valley
Watch a video on the 1960ís social movement.
We will compare the social movements and riots throughout U.S. Historty
Open Book test
Notes and quiz on 1960ís video
Students will create a power point in fashions or fads from a certain decade in U.S. history. It must have 15 slides of pictures and text. They must present to the class. It is worth 50 points.
Chpt. 24 Social Change: Traditional, modern, and postmodern societies
200 question Comprehensive final
I will make up 100 questions, students will make up 100 questions. These will be on all the chapters we have covered all semestser.
Chpt. 24 We will discuss social change
Chpt. 1 Social Perspective
Students will choose an issue MHS that they are interested in collecting data on from other students. This project is worth 100 points.
Tests and quizzes
The final test will be weighted heavily at 200 points. It will be multiple ch