Guiding Thought Question: In your own words explain one of the uses of the study of Sociology. Try to come up with a way that Sociology actually applies to your life.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to describe the purpose of the Chicago school of thought and will be able to apply sociological thinking to historical and contemporary issues. Students will engage in online note taking and answer critical thinking style application questions regarding the uses of the sociological perspectives.
Discussion Question: Look at your own experience with school and examine how the three different perspectives might examine different parts of the school experience. You can examine the school as a whole, or individual parts of it. Make sure you address all three perspectives and explain something that they might be interested in studying about your school.
For the second part of your discussion reply to another student's comment with some additional insight, correction, agreement, etc.. Explain your reasoning and expand on your answer.
Guiding Thought Question: What experiences and social conditions might cause someone to look at the world differently than other people? List 3 experiences or conditions and explain why they might cause people to examine the world differently. Also reply to another student's comment by choosing one of their 3 and providing some type of example (real or theoretical). Remember to be respectful and school appropriate.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to identify the different sociological perspectives and use them to examine their views on different social structures. Students will use this knowledge to answer a series of critical thinking questions relating to the perspectives and use the principles of sociological perspectives to create a sociological perspective of their own.
Guiding Thought Question: Is it possible for an idea to stay the same over time or will it change as society changes? Give a possible example or scenario to support your answer.
Today's Learning objective: Students will be able to summarize the main contributions of different sociological philosophers. Students will practice their note taking and critical thinking skills by engaging in a guided note activity and watch a number of videos about the early sociology philosophers and answer critical thinking questions about a philosopher of their choice.
Special Instructions: Use the 'Sociology Origins Cornell Notes' sheet to help you take notes about the different philosophers.
Sociology Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.