Merrillville High School
Course Scope & Sequence
Mr. Anthony Hofer
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!
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
Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
Foundation of Sociology
Why is it important?
Sociological Imagination Activity Bellringer
Class Brainstorm Debate
(Quad. D lesson)
Foundations of Sociology
(Quad D lesson)
Ch 1 Vocabulary Quiz
3.3, 3.7, 6.7
Urban Legends (Quad D lesson)
Ch 1/2 test
Cultural Universal Packet
2.8, 4.3, 4.8, 4.9
Ch 3 Social StructureCh 16 Social Change
"Class skits" Motivators of Human Interaction (Quad D)
Ch. 3/QuizPolitical Value Survey
Unit study guide
Interactive Binder Check
Grade Period 1Quick Lab #3
Socializing the Individual and Family Dynamics
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"
Adolescent in society
"Then and Now"
The Adult in Society
Stages of the Adult Life Cycle (Social)
Ch 6 Quiz
Crime Statistic Activity
Unit 2 Exam Ch 5, 6,7
Crime Statistic Essay Activity
4.1-4.9Ch 8Social StratificationInteractive NotesSocial Class
Ch 8 Introduction Characteristics of Social Class Brainstorm
Ch 8 Quiz
Characteristics of Social Class (Quad D lesson)
Hidden Rules Activity
Racial and Ethnic Relations
"Pyramid of Hate Exercise"
Final exam study guide
Rwanda case study
Service Learning/Book Review, or Veteran History Project
All Sociology Standards 1-11
Final Interactive-Binder Check: 2nd Grade Period