Help your students understand how to make sense of the social world, past, present and future!
Sociology challenges the common thoughts/beliefs we have about ourselves, the world, and the people we encounter each day. As the teacher, you need to present information and incorporate examples that will relate to your students' lives, not just facts, dates, and theorists. Students learn to better understand society by examining human behavior!
In a Sociology classroom, the following questions
should be thoroughly explored and discussed:
These are simple questions, but the answers can and will be unique. STUDENT INPUT IS ESSENTIAL!
- How does American culture differ from other cultures?
- Why are people uncomfortable when others get too close?
- How do people respond when they feel uncomfortable?
- How do groups affect people?
- Why are many people willing to conform?
- What is considered “normal” in society and why?
- Why have stereotypes for various groups been created and how can we challenge those beliefs?
- Why are some humans racists, while others are accepting?
- Which group in a society commits most of the crimes, and the most important question is why?
- What factor determines the kind of person you become: nurture or nature?
Click on the following links to order a unit in Sociology:
Unit 1: Introduction to Sociology
Unit 2: Sociological Research & Methods
Unit 3: Culture
Unit 4: Social Structure & Society
Unit 5: Groups & Formal Organizations
Unit 6: Deviance & Social Control
Unit 7: Social Stratification
Unit 8: Inequalities of Race & Ethnicity
Unit 9: Inequalities of Gender & Age
Unit 10: The Social Institution of Family
Unit 11: The Social Institution of Education
Unit 12: Political & Economic Institutions
Unit 13: The Social Institution of Religion
Unit 14: The Social Institution of Sport
"Sociology" comes from the Latin word socius (companion) and the ending ology from the Greek logos (word).
Unit 15: Population & Urbaniztion
Unit 16: Social Change & Collective Behavior