AbstractIn this activity, students are asked why people get married or create families. Instructor assigns students to groups of three or four and have them discuss their answers before sharing them with the entire class. To inform students’ sociological thinking, they will read a number of newspaper articles and will watch a YouTube video in between the...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will distinguish between sociological and non-sociological explanations of marriage/family.
- Students will develop their critical thinking and their ability to apply the sociological imagination to the topic of marriage
- Students’ ability to distinguish between sociological and non-sociological explanations of marriage/family is assessed by how actively they are responding to the question: why is the rate of marriage lower in working class people?
- Students’ ability to apply the sociological imagination to explanations of marriage is assessed through a short, 2-pages, assignment.