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<ul><li><p>Honors Sociology Pacing Guide </p><p>Course Description: This full-credit course is designed to give students the tools necessary to concentrate on the systematic study of human society and human interaction. Students develop a sociological imagination in which they will observe the connections between their personal lives within society, as well as public policy issues. Using observation, the scientific method, and cross-cultural examination, students discover how behavior patterns develop, culture is learned, and social predictions made. </p><p>EOC VOCATS </p><p>AP/IB X Teacher-made final exam </p><p>Chapter references are taken from Glencoe's Sociology and You, 2003 </p><p>Day Date SCS Objectives Essential Questions Content Tasks/Strategies </p><p>1 </p><p>2 </p><p>3 </p><p>4 </p><p>5 </p><p>6 </p><p>Overview/Expectations/Define Sociology and Key Concepts Comparison/Contrast to other Social Sciences Scientific Method Origins of Sociology Theoretical Perspectives </p><p>Course Syllabus Role-play different social scientists approaching the same social problem Consult scientific abstracts Individual/group research proposals using scientific method Group PowerPoint presentations on founders Analyzing statements &amp; determining which perspective is used </p><p>7 </p><p>8 </p><p>9 </p><p>Unit 1 Introduction (Chapters 1 &amp; 2) 1.04 1.02 1.06 1.01 1.05 Note: Teachers should check school policy on use of outside movies and movie clips in the classroom and fill out the proper paperwork. </p><p>What is sociology? What is sociological imagination? How does sociology differ from the other social sciences? What methods do sociologists use to study social phenomena? Who are the founders of sociology? What theoretical perspectives shape the study of society? How does student research support the unit? </p><p> Research/Presentations </p><p>Assessment </p><p>10 Define culture and society </p><p>11 </p><p>What are elements of culture? What is the difference between culture and society? </p><p>and explore connection to sociology </p><p>Create a culture organizer identifying and describing the elements of that culture (ex. America- values- justice, etc.) </p><p>12 How are perceptions of culture shaped by our own biases? </p><p>Ethnocentrism versus Cultural Relativism </p><p>13 How do we communicate to transmit culture? Language and Communication </p><p>14 What role does society play in shaping peoples beliefs and behaviors? </p><p>Conformity, norms, mores, folkways and values </p><p>Nacirema reading and analysis Audio/video &amp; article topic analysis communication. dialect, body language, code switching) Analyze societal proverbs to determine values </p><p>15 </p><p>16 Subcultures and countercultures </p><p>17 Role of culture in personality development </p><p>Group experiment regarding teenage norms (students in cafeteria) Create subculture/culture brochures,countercultures; Tribal Group Case studies (ex. Meads study of the Arapesh and Mundgumor) </p><p>18 </p><p>19 </p><p>20 </p><p>Unit 2 Culture (Chapter 3) 2.01, 1.03 2.04, 2.03 2.03 2.03 2.05 </p><p>What defines subcultures and countercultures? How do they interact with society? How does culture shape the development of the individual? How does student research support the unit? </p><p>Research/Presentations Research/Presentations </p><p>Assessment </p><p>wcpss.c&amp;i.2003-2004 </p></li><li><p>Day Date SCS Objectives Essential Questions Content Tasks/Strategies </p><p>21 </p><p>22 </p><p>23 </p><p>24 </p><p>25 </p><p>26 </p><p>27 </p><p>28 </p><p>29 </p><p>30 </p><p>31 </p><p>Unit 3 Social Structure (Chapters 5-6) 3.01, 3.02 3.03 4.02, 4.03 4.01, 4.04 3.04 </p><p>How are Nisbets models of social interaction evident in society? What roles are expected based on the statuses people hold in society? What are the methods individuals use to resolve role conflicts? What are the different types of groups and how do they function in society? What are the characteristics of formal organizations and what functions do those organizations play in society? What is the basis of inequality in different societies? What are the characteristics of American social classes? To what degree is there mobility between American social classes? How does student research support the unit? </p><p>Social Interaction (Perspectives of and Types) Statuses and Roles Role Conflicts and Reciprocal Roles Groups Formal Organizations Social Stratification American Social Classes </p><p>Students log group interactions experienced and then reflect on the interaction models present. Create a web depicting the statuses and related roles for the student and his/her relative. Given two roles students must describe possible conflicts and resolutions Create a web depicting the types of groups the student belongs to and the roles related to those groups Analyze the school as a bureaucracy Compare and contrast the social structure of pre-industrial and industrial societies. Interview project--trace a community members mobility through the American class system Research/Presentations </p><p>Assessment </p><p>32 </p><p>33 </p><p>34 </p><p>Unit Four Social Institutions (Chapters 11-15) 7.01 7.02 </p><p>35 </p><p>How do different societies define family and what roles do families play in those societies? What is the process of mate selection in different societies? How does the institution of marriage vary from society to society? </p><p>Defining Family Methods of Determining Relationships Marriage </p><p>Polygamy Debate Compare and contrast the success of arranged marriages versus love based matches Analysis of division of labor within the family across cultures </p><p>36 </p><p>37 </p><p>38 </p><p>39 </p><p>7.01 7.02 7.03 </p><p>40 </p><p>41 </p><p>42 </p><p>How are societal trends impacting the American family? How is the changing American family impacting society? How do different theoretical perspectives explain the role of religion in society? What are the basic types of religious organizations? How does society grant legitimacy to certain religious organizations and not to others? How are American religious organizations changing to meet diverse populations? </p><p>Social Change in the American Family Definition and Functions of Religion Religious Organizations Religion in America (trends and challenges) </p><p>Analysis of demographic trends concerning the American family Group presentations on the interaction between a specific perspective, religion and society Create and defend a spectrum of legitimacy and place different religions on it Analysis of Catholic Church (century by century changes in society and church) Suggestion: Midterm Review </p><p>43 </p><p>44 </p><p>7.01, 7.03 7.01, 7.02 7.03 </p><p>According to different theoretical perspectives, what is the function of education? How are American educational institutions evolving to meet the needs of changing society? </p><p>Function of Education and Educational Philosophies Contemporary Issues in American Education </p><p>Cite evidence from school that these theoretical perspectives are present; Panel discussion with homeschooled students and teachers </p></li><li><p>Day Date SCS Objectives Essential Questions Content Tasks/Strategies </p><p>45 MID TERM ASSESSMENT </p><p>46 </p><p>47 </p><p>48 </p><p>49 </p><p>50 </p><p>51 </p><p>52 </p><p>53 </p><p>54 </p><p>55 </p><p>56 </p><p>57 </p><p>7.01, 7.02 7.02 7.03 7.01, 7.02 7.03 7.01, 7.02 7.04 </p><p>What types of political systems exist and how do they affect the populations within them? What is the basis of an individuals authority in society? How do functionalists and conflict theorists view political power differently? What are the challenges facing American democracy? What types of economic systems exist and how do they affect the populations within them? How is the global community responding to world wide economic inequality? Should the media and sports be considered social institutions? How do changes in one social institution impact other social institutions? How does student research support the unit? </p><p>Types and Functions of Political Institutions/Authority Types Pluralism and Elitism Contemporary Issues in American Democracy Types, Functions, and Impact of Economic Institutions Contemporary Issues in U.S. and Global Economies Other Social Institutions Social Integration of Social Institutions </p><p> Debates on neighborhood schools, equalizing school funding, hi stakes testing Presentation on the political institutions of different countries across the spectrum Analyze C. Wright Mills The Power Elite Write a position paper on campaign finance reform, role of special interest groups, or public safety v. individual rights Compare/contrast the degree to which consumer and societal needs are being met based on the economic system Group debates on the effectiveness of the IMF and third world debt relief Analyze advertisements in teen magazines to determine socialization messages. Cause and effect report on how the changes of other social institutions have impacted one </p><p>Research/Presentations Assessment </p><p>58 </p><p>59 </p><p>60 </p><p>Define Socialization/Isolation Studies Theoretical Perspectives on Socialization </p><p>Anna/Isabelle Study Genie Study Self-analysis of looking glass theory through students applying the theory to their own perceptions and actions </p><p>61 </p><p>62 </p><p>63 </p><p>64 </p><p>65 </p><p>Unit Five Socialization (Chapter 4) 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 </p><p>What do studies of children who have isolated illustrate about the socialization process? How do functionalists, conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists differ in their conceptions about socialization? What are the primary agents of socialization in the different stages of ones life? In what situations would one have to learn new norms and what processes might he/she employ? How does student research support the unit? </p><p>Agents of Socialization Process of Socialization </p><p>Students glean socialization messages from TV shows targeted to children and teens; debate necessity for parental control Guest speaker from drug rehab facility or armed forces discuss resocialization Research/Presentations </p><p>Assessment </p><p>66 </p><p>67 </p><p>Unit Six Deviance and Social Control (Chapter 7) 6.01 6.02 </p><p>What factors determine what a society deems as deviant? How do the different theoretical perspectives explain deviance? </p><p>Deviance/Relativism of Deviancy Theories on Deviance Have students create scenarios to illustrate the relativism of deviancy </p><p>Take a single act of deviance and have students explain how it can be a manifestation of Mertons responses to strain theory </p></li><li><p>Day Date SCS Objectives Essential Questions Content Tasks/Strategies </p><p>68 </p><p>69 </p><p>70 </p><p>71 </p><p>72 </p><p>73 </p><p>What are the negative and beneficial effects of deviance? What are the ways societies respond to deviance? What trends concerning crime are evident in American society? How do punishments differ in their ability to deter crime or rehabilitate the offender? How does student research support the unit? </p><p>74 </p><p>6.03 6.04 6.05 </p><p>Sanctions and Prisons Contemporary Issues in Crime and Punishment </p><p>Guest speaker to discuss rehabilitation and alternatives to prisons; students research effectiveness of these programs. Group debates on one of the following topics: capital punishment, three strikes, mandatory sentencing, trying juvenile as adults Research/Presentations Research/Presentations </p><p>Assessment </p><p>75 </p><p>76 </p><p>77 </p><p>78 </p><p>Via computer, have students examine the US Statistical Abstract and identify trends of the American population Examine the effectiveness of Chinas one child policy. Analysis of students city map (patterns of city growth) and guest speaker addressing city growth </p><p>79 </p><p>80 </p><p>81 </p><p>82 </p><p>83 </p><p>84 </p><p>85 </p><p>86 </p><p>Unit 7 Social Change (Chapter 17, 9-10) 9.02 9.02 9.02 9.01 9.03 8.01, 8.02 8.03 This pacing guide was written by Angie Panel and Susan Taylor, both of Leesville Rd. HS. They may be reached at: apanel@wcpss.net and sstaylor@wcpss.net. </p><p>How do sociologists use population data to study demographic processes? What challenges does a growing world population pose? What factors bring about and affect the growth of cities? What are the challenges resulting from urbanization and how have societies responded? What are the processes and agents of social change? How do functionalists, conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists explain the cause and effect of social change? What type of crowds exists and what factors may influence their behavior? What distinguishes social movements from other forms of collective behavior and how do they emerge? What are the most serious problems facing America today? To what causes are these problems attributed and what are the proposed solutions? What are emerging social problems? </p><p>Population and Demography Urbanization Define Social Change/Causes and Effects of Social Change Theoretical Perspectives on Social Change Collective Behavior and Social Movements Contemporary Social Problems in America </p><p>Analysis of Alexis de Tocquevilles Democracy in America and significance of his assumptions in society Research on the works of Dahrendorf, Ogburn, Parsons Tonnies, and how they influenced societys study of social change. Create an organizer depicting American examples of the major forms of collective behavior and the impact of these events. Group research projects on social problems (causes, effects, solutions, case studies) </p><p>87 </p><p>88 </p><p>89 </p><p>90 </p><p>How does student research support the unit? </p><p>FINAL EXAM </p><p> Research/Presentations </p><p> Assessment </p><p> Exam Review </p></li></ul>

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