Unit Plan

Sociology Unit Six: Socialization Within the Group

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How do we learn the rules of society? How do beliefs and ideas affect these rules? Introduce your young sociologists to the factors that socialize individuals with a unit that uses observation and experimentation to analyze how factors such as culture, race, gender, and peer group affect socialization. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • At the end of the unit, have groups revisit their posters and consider what changes they would make to their initial assessments
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for a high school or a higher-ed sociology course
  • The 11-page packet includes worksheets, graphic organizers, exercises, and links to all required materials
  • The unit presumes that a protocol has already been established for the save and respectful discussion of all the agents of socialization