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Exploring Stereotyped Bodies - Addressing gender stereotypes from primary to adult age range

Exploring Stereotyped Bodies - Addressing gender stereotypes from primary to adult age range

This activity explores how gender stereotypes are created and maintained. It is suitable for primary to adults (Have trialled it with all) as differentiation is by outcome. The basic premise is to draw and write all the stereotypes of boys/men in one body and all the stereotypes of girls/women in another body. Then list where the messages come from about how the two bodies should be down the centre between the two bodies. Draw arrows to show the pressure on the bodies. around the outside of the bodies we also list the names or situations that can occur for bodies that do not follow the rules. The question is posed “what is the easiest thing for bodies to do- if to step outside their stereotyped body leads to abuse”. The answer is of course remain in our stereotyped bodies- reinforcing them for ourselves and everyone around us. Discussion then explores how we can create spaces for us all to challenge stereotypes and live free from the constraints of stereotypes.
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A PowerPoint resource describing the Key figures of the women’s suffrage movement

A PowerPoint resource describing the Key figures of the women’s suffrage movement

Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett, Emily Davidson, biographies of these 3 women. Also includes links to short animation describing Historical context of suffrage movement, also a clip of what really happened to Emily Davidson, when she stepped out in front of the king’s horse at Epsom. Finishes with a quiz about female politicians, answers can be downloaded separately as a free resource, just in case you don't know them all!
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GCSE Sociology - Options Assembly Y8 or Y9

GCSE Sociology - Options Assembly Y8 or Y9

A simplified yet engaging assembly for year 8 or year 9 to introduce the GCSE Sociology course. The powerpoint includes: - simple definition of sociology - what you will study (images & brief text) (education, families & crime) - brief info about the nature of lessons & the exam in year 11 - one slide about careers Depending on how long your assembly/talk needs to be you can elaborate on the what you will study slides. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE THISE PPT FOR MOST EXAM BOARDS. ALTHOUGH PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK SLIDE 6 (2 exams at the end of year 11 is relevant to your exam board!).
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Valuing The Differences

Valuing The Differences

These three lesson plans will help students realize that valuing the differences in one another is a great way to begin to understand uniqueness, what they like about one another, and yes what my name really is. A great way to teach tolerance and diversity. (Grades 2-12)
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Origin of Everything How Did Martin Luther King Jr. Get a Holiday Q & A Key

Origin of Everything How Did Martin Luther King Jr. Get a Holiday Q & A Key

Hosted by Danielle Bainbridge Did you know Martin Luther King Jr Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000? And that in order to create the holiday honoring the civil rights leader we needed help from Stevie Wonder and the National Football League. Why was this the case? Well MLK Jr, wasn’t beloved by everyone during his life and winning the battle to create a holiday in his honor took a lot of work. How did it all happen? Watch the episode to find out. (Origin of Everything Synopsis 10:49) Fill in the blank questions In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link Included
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Crash Course Sociology E#11 Cultures Subcultures & Countercultures Q & A Key

Crash Course Sociology E#11 Cultures Subcultures & Countercultures Q & A Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney What is culture? How do we define it and how does it change? We’ll explore different categories of culture, like low culture, high culture, and sub-cultures. We'll also revisit our founding theories to consider both a structural functionalist and a conflict theory perspective on what cultures mean for society.. (Crash Course Synopsis 9:39) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#10 Symbols, Values & Norms Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#10 Symbols, Values & Norms Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney What exactly is culture? This week we’re going to try to answer that, and explain the difference between material and non-material culture. We’ll look at three things that make up culture: symbols, values and beliefs, and norms. We’ll explore Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (and some of its problems) and how language influences culture. Finally, we’ll talk about the three types of norms – folkways, mores, and taboos – which govern our daily life. (Crash Course Synopsis 9:32) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#9 Max Weber & Modernity  Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#9 Max Weber & Modernity Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney This week we are wrapping up our overview of sociology’s core frameworks and founding theorists with a look Max Weber and his understanding of the modern world. We’ll explore rationalization and the transition from traditional to modern society. We’ll also discuss bureaucracy, legitimacy, and social stratification in the modern state. Finally, we’ll see why Weber was so worried about the modern world.. (Crash Course Synopsis 9:32) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#8 Harriet Martineau &  Gender Conflict Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#8 Harriet Martineau & Gender Conflict Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney Today we’re exploring another branch of conflict theory: gender conflict theory, with a look at sociology’s forgotten founder, Harriet Martineau. We’ll also discuss the three waves of feminism, as well as intersectionality. (Crash Course Synopsis 9:01) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#7 W.E.B Dubois & Race Conflict Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#7 W.E.B Dubois & Race Conflict Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney We’re continuing our exploration of conflict theories with W.E.B. Dubois, who is one of the founders of sociological thought more broadly and the founder of race-conflict theory. We’ll discuss shifting ideas about race, Dubois’ idea of ‘double-consciousness’, and the modern day field of racial identity. We’ll explore the idea racial formation and discuss Dubois’ survey of African Americans in Philadelphia to look at how economic, political, and social structures affect how we perceive different races – and vice versa. We’ll also discuss the activist side of Dubois’ life as co-founder of the NAACP and editor of the Crisis, and how modern day sociologists study racial politics and racial resistance. (Crash Course Synopsis 11:18) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#6 Karl Marx & Conflict Theory Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#6 Karl Marx & Conflict Theory Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney Today we’ll continue to explore sociology’s founding theorists with a look at Karl Marx and his idea of historical materialism. We’ll discuss modes of production, their development, and how they fit into Marx’s overall theory of historical development, along with class struggle and revolution. We’ll also discuss how Marx’s ideas gave rise to Gramsci’s idea of hegemony, and to conflict theories more generally. (Crash Course Synopsis 11:18) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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Crash Course Sociology E#5 Suicide and Society Questions & Key

Crash Course Sociology E#5 Suicide and Society Questions & Key

Host- Nicole Sweeney Émile Durkheim on Suicide and Society Now that we’ve talked a little bit about how sociology works, it’s time to start exploring some of the ideas of the discipline’s founders. First up: Émile Durkheim. We’ll explain the concept of social facts and how Durkheim framed sociology as a science. We’ll introduce the idea of common consciousness and how Durkheim believed it binds society together. We’ll also talk about Durkheim’s studies on suicide and how he applied his concepts to a specific social problem. .(Crash Course Synopsis 9:36) Fill in the blank questions with answer key In-Class or Flipped Classroom Assignment Video Link included
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