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1 PCTI Curriculum Unit Planner Content Area: Sociology Grade(s) Unit 1 Title: CCS Standard(s) Addressed Introduction and Basic Principles of Sociology 10 Weeks SS A.16a, b; D.5c; D.14f; D.16a, b, d; 11-12; ELA RH 1-10; 11-12; ELA WHST.1-10; ELA SL ; 1A-D; 2-6 Essential Questions (3-5) How relevant is Sociology in understanding human interaction? How does the existence of human heritage depend on the interrelationship of culture and society? How do values, norms and sanctions promote social control in society? How do the core values of a society shape its' culture and impact the world perception of that culture? Anchor Text Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Informational Texts (3-5) Sociological Scholars: Herbert Spencer ʺPrincipals of Sociologyʺ, Karl Marx ʺThe Poverty of Philosophyʺ, Harriet Martineau ʺSociety in Americaʺ, Auguste Comte ʺPositive Philosophyʺ, Emile Durkheim ʺThe Division of Labor in Societyʺ, Max Weber ʺThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalismʺ, Jane Addams ʺHull House Maps and Papers.ʺ W.E.B. DuBois ʺThe Souls of Black Folk.ʺ Short Texts (1-3) ʺBody Ritual Among the Naciremaʺ Horace Mitchell World Map 2014 Cultural Universals Chart U.S. Census Demographics Robin M. Williams ʺAmerican Society: A Sociological Interpretation.ʺ Margaret Mead Arapesh and Mundugumor Comparison The Art of Body Painting- Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 1

2 Suggested Writing Assessments Introduction to Sociology and Culture Writing Activity Cultural Variations Activity Values Journal and Activity Resources (websites, Blackboard, documents, etc.) ʺExamining Social Lifeʺ video Time for Dinnerʺ Photo p. 38. ʺCulture of Honesty, A Bridge Across Cultures, American Valuesʺ Videos Bullet Ants Rite of Passage Suffering A 1,000 Slashes Understanding Cultural Diversity Tribal Men Jump 80 Feet onto the Ground Kombai Tree Houses Lip Plate video Neck Stretching Cultural Differences: coming to America for the first time - Introduction to Cultural Awareness Journeys Into Unknown Cultures: The Nacirema One Marking Period (First) Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 2

3 Content Area: Sociology Grade(s) Unit 2 Title: CCS Standard(s) Addressed The Individual in Society 10 Weeks SS A.16.b; B.14a; C.14d; C.16b; D.3d, D.5d, D.13f, 11-12; ELA RH 1-10, 11-12; ELA WHST.1-10; ELA SL ; 1A-D; 2-6 Essential Questions (3-5) How is the quote ʺNo man is an islandʺ true of any individual in society? How do the common types of social interaction affect social structure? How has the advancements in technology impacted the forms and quality of human interaction? How do people's personalities develop as a result of nature and nurture? How do the main theories of child development increase one's understanding of the development of social self? How do the social challenges of adolescence make it a unique stage of life? How do individual roles change throughout the course of life into the final stages of adulthood? Anchor Text Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Informational Texts (3-5) Social Statuses Chart p. 55. Roles Charts Group Size & Relationship Chart p. 69 Social Networking Statistics p. 71 The Impact of Telecommuting p. 77 Organization of a Public School System p. 76 Kingsley Davis studies of Anna and Isabelle John Locke ʺTabula Rasaʺ Cooley ʺLooking-Glass Selfʺ George Herbert Mead ʺRole-Takingʺ Erving Goffman ʺDramaturgyʺ Sigmund Freud ʺPsychoanalytic Stagesʺ Jean Piaget ʺCognitive Selfʺ B.F. Skinner ʺBehavioral Modificationʺ Eric Berne ʺTransactional Analysisʺ The Adolescent Brain p. 110 Puberty Rites Images Coming of Age p. 114 Teenagers and Dating p. 115 Courtship and Dating Timeline p. 116 (Willard Waller) Levinson's Developmental Stages Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 3

4 Irene Frieze's Adult Female Development Surfing the Web on Company Time p. 144 The Aging of America Chart p. 147 Short Texts (1-3) Six Degrees of Separation Case Study (book & video) The McDonaldization of Society Case Study p. 79 Identical Strangers Case Study p. 88 ʺGrow Up?ʺ Time article Tiger Mom Time Article Teen Statistics 2007 Harris poll on job satisfaction Adult Statistics Suggested Writing Assessments Group Activity and Analysis Parent Child Observations and Analysis Looking for the Right Partner Brain Drain Writing Assignment Resources (websites, Blackboard, documents, etc.) ʺElectronic Communities, The New Barter, Friends for Lifeʺ Videos When did Girls Start Wearing Pink Multitasking Teens May Be Muddling Their Brains Brain Drain CBS ʺIdentical Strangers, Resocializationʺ videos ʺThe Adolescent Brain, The Science of Attractionʺ videos ʺAdults Moving Back Home, American Workaholicsʺ videos One Marking Period (Second) Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 4

5 Content Area: Sociology Grade(s) Unit 3 Title: Suggested Time Frame CCS Standard(s) Addressed Marriage and Family 10 Weeks SS B.14a, C.14b, d; D.13f, D.14e, f; D.16a,b; RH 1-10, WHST.1-10; ELA SL ; 1A-D; 2-6 Essential Questions (3-5) How has the evolution of culture impacted the perceptions and customs of marriage? How has the structure of the family adjusted to recent cultural trends? How does the quote ʺLose yourself to find yourselfʺ explain the challenges individuals face when they consider marriage and family? How has the advancements in technology impacted marriage and family? How do the demands of the changing communication patterns and skills directly affect the quality of marriage and family life? How are marriage and family customs similar and different worldwide? Anchor Text Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Informational Texts (3-5) Margaret Mead Gender Studies The Women's Movement Chart p. 235 Gender Gap Statistics p. 236 Family Systems Chart p. 261 Learning to Love a Perfect Stranger p. 260 Marriage and Kinship Terms Chart p. 263 Wired Genealogy p. 264 Marriage, Family and Divorce Statistics Til Death Do Us Part p. 271 Pregnancy Charts Short Texts (1-3) ʺThis Thing Called Loveʺ National Geographic Article Wedding Customs Articles: The Myth of the Traditional Family Case Study p. 258 Activities for Exploring a Family Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 5

6 As Your Baby Grows Family Circle Baby Developmental Charts Suggested Writing Assessments Life Happens Project Changes in Children's Time with Parents Writing Analysis Preparing for a Wedding Written Analysis What does it take to be a good parent Analyze the cost of raising a family Empathy Belly Reaction Pregnancy Charts Worksheet Resources (websites, Blackboard, documents, etc.) Palestine Wedding Images - ABC News ʺStay at Home Dads on the Riseʺ video Arranged Marriages, Marriage and Divorce, A Single Father videos Empathy Belly Wedding Planner Google Template Wedding Planning Websites List Cost of Having a Baby Packet Life Cards One Marking Period (Third) Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 6

7 Content Area: Sociology Grade(s) Unit 4 Title: CCS Standard(s) Addressed Social Inequality 10 Weeks SS A.13.b; A.16.a; B.14a, d, f; C.14c, d; D.13a, c, f; D.14d,e, f; D.16a, b, c 11-12; ELA RH 1-10, WHST.1-10; ELA SL ; 1A-D; 2-6 Essential Questions (3-5) How has the American social stratification system impacted the successes and failures of the individual and family? How does the increased understanding of parental responsibilities today ensure greater success in American families? How does the family combat inequality within the social system? How have demographic patterns changed the image of America and New Jersey? How have recent social inequality issues directly affected changes in public policy? Are the culturally pluralistic views of today changing the melting pot image of America? How do the various theories on deviance justify the individual's response to social inequality? How have the current trends in deviance been a direct result of public policies? Anchor Text Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships Informational Texts (3-5) The Power of Popularity p. 186 Caste System in India p. 187 Census Statistics Rating Prestige Chart p. 189 Weber's Model Social Class Milestones in Welfare Legislation p. 201 Poverty Statistics A Penny Per Pound p. 197 The New Face of America p. 209 Fighting for Social Equality p. 212 Intergroup Relations Chart p. 216 In Search of America p. 218 Demographic Maps Population Reference Bureau and Census Bureau Lombroso's Theory XYY Factor Theory Durkheim's Theory on Image of Success Merton's Theory Strain of Deviance Sutherland's Differential Association Theory Becker's Labeling Theory Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 7

8 Cultural Conflict Theory Crime Statistics Classifications of Crime p. 171 Short Texts (1-3) A Class Divided Case Study Jane Elliot p. 206 The Real Cost of Living in NJ ʺ20 Quotes Praising Cultural Diversityʺ ʺMelting Pot Americaʺ National Geographic - What America Will Look like in 2050 and It's Beautiful - Salaries in US Articles and and The Saints and the Roughnecks Case Study p. 156 Suggested Writing Assessments Life Happens Project First Paycheck Writing Assignment Budget Analysis Personal Social Class Background Inventory Analysis Deviance in the Media Stereotypes in the Media Resources (websites, Blackboard, documents, etc.) Cultural Diversity Using Stereotypes- ʺRich Kids, Poverty in Americaʺ videos Cost of Living List The One Percent Video ʺA Multiracial Identity, Struggling with Prejudiceʺ Videos ʺPublic Rudeness, Public Shaming, Illegal Street Racing, Identity Theftʺ videos Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 8

9 STUDENT PROFICIENCIES - SOCIOLOGY I. Course Overview Sociology is designed to enhance a better understanding of human relationships and an appreciation of social organization and the major societal institutions. The course content covers a broad range of topics including characteristics of culture, our American value system, our socialization process, group and individual development, family and its importance to our culture, social classes and their characteristics, the mass media and its impact on our culture and minority groups as they have contributed to the quality of our culture. In studying human behavior, the students will examine both the traditional and non-traditional roles and be encouraged to develop their own positive life plan. The class is devoted to discussion and very active student involvement using a wide variety of techniques and materials. The Parenting Project is a key focus including marriage proposals, wedding day, empathy belly, baby eggs, journal and budgeting skills. In addition to the use of computer based research and projects, sociological methods of research and hands on worksheets and collage presentations. II. Proficiencies - Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, the student will be able to: A. Demonstrate an understanding of social relationships. B. Develop an appreciation for our culture and its comparison to other cultures. C. Develop a more active use of sociological terms. D. Identify the patterns of human growth and development as individuals pass through the various stages of the life cycle E. Assess the social problems which exist in our culture. F. Develop an understanding of the field of sociology, its relationships with other social sciences and the use of scientific method while refining various social studies skills. G. Summarize the roles and purposes of the five major social institutions. H. Analyze the complexity and details of families in our culture including its types, changes over time, the problems faced today, the qualities of good families and presentation of good parenting skills. I. Evaluate the role of the mass media and its impact on our culture. J. Describe the role of minority groups and their contributions to our culture. K. Develop a better understanding of our American value system and its use of norms and sanctions. L. Demonstrate a better understanding of oneself through the many values clarification activities and self help techniques offered while further understanding one s role as a member of our culture and the world community as well. M. Develop a respect for the dignity of every person: rejecting prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination; and recognizing one s role in shaping the future. Sociology Curriculum Unit Planner 2014 Page 9

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