AbstractThis lesson is a simulation based on real life events. Students will take on a status, role-play based on that status and then debrief the activity. The goal of this simulation is that Students will understand the social construction of individual’s identities; Students will understand macro and micro levels of analysis in sociology; Students will...
- Subject Area(s):
- High School Sociology
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- High School
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Usage NotesI currently use this during my introductory unit for an introduction to sociology course. I usually introduce the concepts of sociological imagination and social construction of reality before doing this simulation. I then use the simulation to introduce the ideas of macro and micro levels of analysis. So, the activity provides a useful example for...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will understand the social construction of individual’s identities. This lesson should be an example for the students of Peter Berger's "social construction of reality".
- Students will understand macro and micro levels of analysis in sociology.
- Students will analyze how social status shapes individuals experiences. This lesson should be an example of how Mills’ "sociological imagination" and how individuals' private difficulties are public issues.