• Merrillville High School

    Course Scope & Sequence

     

     

    Department:

     Social Studies

    Sociology

    Instructor:

    Mr. Anthony Hofer

     

    Email:

    ahofer@mvsc.k12.in.us

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    All students should bring the following items to class everyday: Student ID, Pirate Planner, Sociology Text Book, Binder (interactive), Notebook, pencil/pen (blue/black ink), and all handouts given by the teacher.

     

    *The "SCOPE AND SEQUENCE" chart below (Under the COURSE DESCRIPTION) is an outline of the material that is to be covered in Sociology over the course of a twelve-week Tri-mester.

    If a student is absent, or a parent wants more details about what is happening in class, then students/parents, can go to my class website: Google Classroom: Class code:_______________ and get: Day-to-day class activities, Homework Assignments (Due Dates), Class Handouts, and Class Notes.

     

    *All information on the website can be printed!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

     

    Sociology                                                                                    

    Sociology allows students to study human social behavior from a group perspective.  The sociological perspective is a method of studying recurring patterns in people’s attitudes and actions and how these patterns vary across time, cultures, and in social settings and groups.  Students will describe the development of sociology as a social science and identify methods of research.  Through research methods such as scientific inquiry students will examine society, group behavior, and social structures. The influence of culture on group behavior is addressed through institutions such as the family, religion, education, economics, community organizations, government, and political and social groups.  The impact of social groups and institutions on group and individual behavior and the changing nature of society will be examined.  Influences on group behavior and social problems are included in the course.  Students will also analyze the role of individuals in the community and social problems in today’s world.

    ·         Grade level: 11 – 12

    ·         Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit

    ·         Counts as an elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

     

     

     

    WEEKLY SCHEDULE

     

     

    Sociology Scope and Sequence Week

    Standards

    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.

    Assessments

    Other

    1

    1.1-1.9

    Ch 1

     Foundation of Sociology

    Why is it important?

    Sociological Imagination Activity Bellringer

    Class Brainstorm Debate

    (Quad. D lesson)

    Bellringer/

    Interactive Notes

    2

    1.1-1.9

    Foundations of Sociology

    Data Project

    "Island Exercise"

    Data Project

    (Quad D lesson)

    Project "Article"

    Ch 1 Vocabulary Quiz

    3

    2.1-2.11

    3.3, 3.7, 6.7

    10.1-10.11

    Ch 2

    Cultural Diversity

    Interactive Notes

    Folkway Activity

    Urban Legends (Quad D lesson)

    Ch 1/2 test

    Cultural Universal Packet

    4

    2.8, 4.3, 4.8, 4.9

    6.1-6.10

    10.11

    7.1-7.5
     
    8.1-8.11 

    Ch 3 Social Structure

    Ch 16 Social Change 

    "Class skits" Motivators of Human Interaction (Quad D)

    Ch. 3/Quiz

    Political Value Survey 

    Unit study guide

    Interactive Binder Check

    Grade Period 1

    Quick Lab #3 

    5

    2.3, 3.1-3.7

    5.1-5.5

    Ch 4

    Socializing the Individual and Family Dynamics

    Notes:

    Child isolation: case study

    Agents of Socialization Project

    Ch 4 Quiz

    Midterm Exam Ch 1-4

    Agents of Socialization Poster Project (Quad. D)

    "60's Case Study" 

    6

    5.1-5.6

    Ch 5

    Adolescent in society

    Dating Brainstorm

    "Then and Now"

    Ch.5 Quiz

    Bellringer/Interactive Notes

    7

    5.1-5.6

    Ch 6

    The Adult in Society

    Notes:

    Stages of the Adult Life Cycle (Social)

    Ch 6 Quiz

    Project

    8

    2.9, 2.10

    8.1-8.11

    9.1-9.5

    9.6-9.8

    11.1-11.10

    Ch 7

    Cultural Conformity

    Social Change

    Crime

     

    Interactive Notes

    Crime Statistic Activity

    Unit 2 Exam Ch 5, 6,7

    Crime Statistic Essay Activity

    9

    4.1-4.9   

    Ch 8 
    Social Stratification 
    Interactive Notes
    Social Class 
    Ch 8 Introduction
     Characteristics of Social Class Brainstorm

    10

    4.1-4.9

    Ch 8

    Social Stratification

    Interactive Notes

    Social Class

    Ch 8 Quiz

    Characteristics of Social Class (Quad D lesson)

    Hidden Rules Activity

    11

    9.1-9.5

    Ch 9

    Racial and Ethnic Relations

    Stereotype

    "Pyramid of Hate Exercise"

    Final exam study guide

    Rwanda case study

    Service Learning/Book Review, or Veteran History Project

    12

    All Sociology Standards 1-11

    Ch1-9,16 Review

    Quad D

    Final Exam

    Final Interactive-Binder Check: 2nd Grade Period