AbstractThis lesson plan covers the major theoretical developments in urban sociology from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. Through this lesson students will learn the following concepts: Gemeinschaft, Geshellschaft, Metropolitan Man, Wirth’s theory of urbanism, Gan’s critique of Wirth, and Fischer’s subcultural theory of urbanism. It includes a...
- Subject Area(s):
- Urban Sociology
- Resource Type(s):
- Assessment, Assignment, Class Activity, Lecture, PowerPoint
- Class Level(s):
- College 300
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesIncluded with the lesson plan are the following: A bibliography, a PowerPoint Presentation, a PowerPoint Presentation guide that includes class activities and discussion prompts, a content outline, and assessments.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will know the following concepts: Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, The Metropolitan Man, as well as the Compositional, Deterministic, and Subcultural theories of urbanism.
- Students will be able to apply concepts of urban theory to varying views of the urban environment.
- Included in the lesson plan are a content quiz and a writing assignment that assess the first goal.
- Included in the lesson plan is a writing assignment that assesses the second goal. Additionally a discussion question is included in the PowerPoint presentation that can be used as either an informal or formal assessment of the second goal.