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    10 Questions book - Chapter Discussion Date(s):  

    Chapter 6 Why Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us? (Rileigh & Georgie) - Tuesday, 3/24/20

    Every attempt will be made to stick to posted dates, though there's always a chance that we made need to adjust this plan due to unforeseen circumstances.

    You are expected to have the questions and discussion notes with you and PRINTED.  You may print from home, but if you need me to do it, I will need it the day before during class. 


    Chapter 3 Culture Projects (Click on this link to see the descriptions)

    * You will be presenting Wednesday, 3/25/20 - Once we have finished 3:5's lessons.

    Choice A - Cultural Universals
    Rachel & Sydey

    Choice B - Archaeologist who uncovered “America.”

    Choice C - T-shirts
    Exidus, Sarah, & Georgie

    Choice D - Handshakes * Add Gestures info to presentation; See teacher for reading/questions.
    Tenzin, Rileigh, & Lauren

    Choice E - American Values in Ads
    Brynn & Emily


    Your test over Chapter 3 is scheduled for Friday, 3/27/20.  


    Chapter Learning Goals & Lesson Objectives:

    Ch 3 Culture - Chapter Objectives

    General
    Students will be able to...
    ● Explain the role of culture in society.
    ● Outline the influences of culture on society.
    ● Describe how culture develops & changes over time.

    Students will know...
    ● The sociological meaning of the terms culture & society.
    ● How values are a component of culture & the importance of values.
    ● Many of the basic values in the United States.
    ● How discovery, invention, and diffusion cause culture change.
    ● How cultural universals are expressed & theories of why they exist.

    Section 1 - The Basis of Culture
    Students will be able to...
    ● Describe how culture explains human behavior.
    ● Explain how sociobiologists view human behavior.

    Students will know...
    ● The sociological meaning of the terms culture & society.
    ● How instincts & heredity influence human behavior.
    ● How sociobiologists view human behavior.
    ● The criticisms of sociobiology.

    Section 2 - Language & Culture
    Students will be able to...
    ● Explain how symbols & language define culture.
    ● Describe how language shapes perceptions of the world.

    Students will know...
    ● What symbols are.
    ● The relationship between language & culture.
    ● The hypothesis of linguistic relativity, or the Spair-Whorf hypothesis.
    ● What vocabulary can reveal about a culture.
    ● Other factors that shape a person’s perception of reality.

    Section 3 - Norms & Values
    Students will be able to...
    ● Explain 3 basic types of norms.
    ● Describe what values are & why they are important.

    Students will know...
    ● The sociological meaning of the term norm.
    ● The difference between formal sanctions and informal sanctions.
    ● How values are a component of culture.
    ● The importance of values.
    ● Many of the basic values in the United States.

    Section 4 - Beliefs & Material Culture
    Students will be able to...
    ● Describe the difference between material culture & nonmaterial culture.
    ● Explain how real culture is different from ideal culture.

    Students will know...
    ● The meaning of the terms nonmaterial culture, beliefs, and material culture.
    ● The relationship between material culture and nonmaterial culture.
    ● How real culture differs from ideal culture.


    Section 5 - Cultural Diversity & Similarity
    Students will be able to...
    ● Explain why culture changes.
    ● Describe subcultures & countercultures.
    ● Define ethnocentrism.
    ● Explain cultural universals & why they exist.

    Students will know...
    ● How discovery, invention, & diffusion cause cultural change.
    ● The meaning of the terms subculture & counterculture.
    ● The concept of ethnocentrism & examples of ethnocentrism.
    ● How cultural universals are expressed & theories of why they exist.

     

    DAILY POSTS:

    Friday, 3/27/20 - Plan for the Day:  Chapter 3 - Culture - Test today!  When done with the test, please complete the top part of the test reflection and bring it back with you on Monday.

     

    Thursday, 3/26/20 - Agenda:  1) Finish up presentations (if we didn't finish all yesterday).  2) Review for Chapter 3 Culture Test.  HW: Study for test over Chapter 3... It's tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday, 3/25/20 - CHAPTER 3 CULTURE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS TODAY!  HW: Study for test over Chapter 3. 

     

    Tuesday, 3/24/20 - Plan for the Day:  Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective  - Chapter 6 - Why Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us?

    Discussion Leaders: Rileigh & Georgie

    All students are to participate and should have read the chapter and answered the questions prior to class in order to be prepared for today’s discussion.

    HW: Make sure your are ready to present Chapter 3's project tomorrow. 

     

    Monday, 3/23/20 - Today's Plan:  1) Go over (Grade & discuss) 3:4 & 3:5 LC Hantouts (Students make C&As in a different color.)  2) Meet in project groups (Ch. 3) to finalize presentation details.  HW: Make sure you have read and completed (and printed) the questions for Chapter 6 - Why Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us? (Discussion is TOMORROW!)


     

    Thursday, 3/19 & Friday, 3/20/20 - Agenda for 2 days:  [Lesson for 3:5]

    1) Why does culture change   2) Cultural Diverisity & Similarity: Culture Change (Lecture slide)  3) Connecting Sociology to History - The Hippies  4) CD&S: Cultural Diversity  (Lecture Slide)  5) CD&S: Ethnocentrism (Lecture Slide); Dirty English  6) Progress check 7) CD&S: Cultural Universals. 

    Th HW: Make sure you have read and answered the questions for "Dirty English."

    HW: (End of Day 2) Read p. 87-94; Take notes as needed.  Complete 3:5's Learning Check handout.  If time permits, take the Learning Check Quiz online for 3:5.

     

    Wednesday, 3/18/20 - Agenda:  [3:4 Lesson]   1) What is a belief?  2) Material vs. Nonmaterial and Ideal vs. Real culture.  3) Analyzing Activities of Our Culture  4) Summarize (PowerPoint #31-35; Jot down notes)  5) How is material culture influenced by non-material culture?  HW: Read p. 84-85; Take notes/add to class notes as needed.  Complete 3:4's Learning Check handout.  (If you have time, take the online Learning Check Quiz for 3:4.) 

     

    Tuesday, 3/17/20 - Plan for the Day: [3:3 Lesson Continued]  1) Norms change quickly   2) Enforcing Rules (Sanctions, Formal Sanctions, & Informal Sanctions)   3) Values - The Basis of Norms  4) Values Clarification   5) Changing American values  HW: Read p. 78-81; Watch PowerPoint slides #24-30; Complete LC Quiz online for 3:3.

     

    Monday, 3/16/20 - Today's Agenda: [3:3 Lesson] 1)It matters because... and Vocab Review (Values & Norms)  2) Compare & Contrast Norms & Values  3) PowerPoint Notes  4) Wrap up - Vocab Review (Folkways, Mores, Laws)  HW: Read p. 75-77; Watch PowerPoint slides #19-23; Take notes and/or add to class notes  


     

    Thursday, 3/12/20 & Friday, 3/13/20 - 2 Day Plan:  1) Go over 3:1's LC. (Students make C&As in different color.) 

    [Lesson for 3:2]  2) It Matters Because... Guiding Question: How do symbols & language define culture?  3) Language & Culture (notes)  4) Analyzing Symbolic language: Power of Gestures  TH HW: Power of Gestures Questions 

    (Day 2) 5) Recap: How does language facilitate cultural transmission?  6) Connecting Sociology to Anthropology (p. 73): The Nacirema  7) How does language shape perspectives of the world?  Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis  8) Close/Reflect - A Global Perspective - Language Families.

    Recap: You should understand at the very least that culture is transmitted by the use of language and that language is really comprised of symbols. Members of culture or society must learn the symbolic meanings of words. Sometimes, people do not understand people of other cultures because their symbols are not the same.

    HW:  Read p. 72-74; Add to class notes as needed. Complete online learning check for 3:2.  Don't forget to be working on Chapter 3 Project (Due 3/25) and the reading & questions for Chapter 6 in Ten Questions Book - Why Can't Everyone Be Just Like Us? (Discussion Date: 3/24)

     

     

    Tuesday, 3/10 & Wednesday, 3/11/20 - 2 Day Lesson Agenda for 3:1-  This lesson introduces the concept of culture & seeks to explain its origins.  1) It Matters Because... (p. 68)  2) What is Culture? Society?  3) Identifying Material & Nonmaterial Culture   4) Role of Culture; The Medium is the Message... Are we like fish?  5) Skill Builder: Analyzing Perspectives on Society & Behavior   TUES HW: Watch PowerPoint Slides #1-10 and Read p. 68-71;  Jot down notes - include notes on instincts, reflexes, & drives.  If you haven't finished, finish up your flashcards/Quizlet of all chapter terms & study them. Tomorrow we'll use your survey results and summaries about how you learned language.

     

    (Day 2)  5) Culture & Heredity  6) Culture vs. Instinct Skill Builder 7) Quick Practice  8) Exploring the Role of Genetics in Personality; Sociobiology 9) Recap - How does heredity affect human behavior?  WED HW: Complete 3:1's Learning Check.


     

    Friday, 3/6/20 - Agenda:  [Chapter 3 Intro Lesson]  

    1) Comparing/Contrasting celebrations in different cultures (See Sociology Matters p. 65).  2) Drawing conclusions  3) Connections between text & personal experiences  4) Predicting trends in Internet use 

    HW: 3 Tasks: Objectives; Survey; Conversation (See details below)

    Review the Chapter Objectives on the OLC/Google Classroom. Want direct access? Cut and paste them into a Google Doc or Make a copy of mine (whichever needs to happen). Put them in an electronic folder in your Sociology class folder... Name the new folder Chapter 3 - Culture.

    Quick survey of 15 people outside of this class - don’t use same people as someone else. Ask this: Has anyone asked you a survey question for Sociology yet? If they say, “No.” Proceed to ask this “Yes” or “No” question: Do you feel as though you have more personality traits in common with family members than with those outside the family?
    Record the responses and bring them to class with you.

    Have a conversation with your parent or guardian regarding how you learned language/learned to speak. Ask them questions like: When did I learn how to talk? Was I talkative? Do you remember if there were things that made me talk more than others (or vice-versa)? Ask them if they have any memories or stories they can tell you about your use of language when you were learning how to speak and apply language. After having your conversation, write a summary/conclusion in which you tell whether you think you were more influenced by instinct or by culture.

     

    Thursday, 3/5/20 - Today's Plan - 1) Go over tests (Students finish test reflection)  2)  Choice of 3 things to use the remainding time of class:  a) Meet with others in Project group  b) Create flashcards or Quizlet for all of Chapter 3's terms  c) Read/Answer questions for 10 Questions book Chapter 6 - Discussion Date: 3/24/20. HW: Work on A-C (See this post).

     

    Wednesday, 3/4/20 - Today's Agenda - Chapter 2 Test today (moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, due to Family First night.)  HW: Work on intro assignment. Bring your test reflection to class tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday, 3/3/20 - Plan for the Day: 1) Papers for Chapter 3 handed out today, including first assignment (survey & conversation about language development)  2) Chapter 3 Project Assignments (students select) 3) Discuss due dates; students mark caledars.  HW: Work on intro assignment: survey and conversation with parent/guardian. (See below.)

    Review the Chapter Objectives on the OLC (above in orange). Want direct access? Cut and paste them into a Google Doc or Make a copy of mine (whichever needs to happen). Put them in an electronic folder in your Sociology class folder... Name the new folder Chapter 3 - Culture.

    Quick survey of 15 people outside of this class - don’t use same people as someone else. Ask this: Has anyone asked you a survey question for Sociology yet? If they say, “No.” Proceed to ask this “Yes” or “No” question: Do you feel as though you have more personality traits in common with family members than with those outside the family?
    Record the responses and bring them to class with you.

    Have a conversation with your parent or guardian regarding how you learned language/learned to speak. Ask them questions like: When did I learn how to talk? Was I talkative? Do you remember if there were things that made me talk more than others (or vice-versa)? Ask them if they have any memories or stories they can tell you about your use of language when you were learning how to speak and apply language. After having your conversation, write a summary/conclusion in which you tell whether you think you were more influenced by instinct or by culture.

Last Modified on March 10, 2020