AbstractRealizing that most, if not all, students have direct access to a camera (their cell phone), and that cloud services allow digital pictures to be widely accessible, this activity proposes use of this simple technology to enhance an introductory class on culture. Students are asked to leave the classroom for five to ten minutes and take two pictures of...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesPlease see the 'Usage Notes and Worksheet' document attached.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will develop an understanding of pictures as a type of sociological data.
- Students will develop a sociological perspective of American and U.S. College culture.
- Students will explore and compare the contrasting concepts of mainstream culture and subculture.
- Students will take pictures of significant symbols of American and U.S. College culture and answer the first question on the worksheet about the sociological significance of these pictures.
- Students will answer the second question on the worksheet about the characteristics of American and U.S. College culture.
- Students will answer the third question on the worksheet about the comparison between American and U.S. College culture.