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Social Construction of Crime - Merton & Becker - Crime & Deviance L3/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Social Construction of Crime - Merton & Becker - Crime & Deviance L3/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 3 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Construction of Crime & Deviance' section. The lesson focusses on the work of Merton & Becker: 'Strain-Theory' and Interactionist views. It also introduces the six broad theories of what causes crime in society.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet (.pdf)-A double-sided A4 Information sheet (.pdf)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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Social Control  (Formal vs Informal)  - Crime & Deviance L4/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Social Control (Formal vs Informal) - Crime & Deviance L4/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 4 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Control' topic. The lesson introduces the distinction between formal and informal modes of social control, it focusses on Marxist/feminist/interactionist/functionalist views of social control.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet/information sheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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Social Construction of Crime & Deviance- Crime & Deviance L2/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Social Construction of Crime & Deviance- Crime & Deviance L2/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] NEW KS4

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 2 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Construction of Crime & Deviance' topic. The lesson introduces the distinction between crime and deviance and the idea that deviance is relative to its historical, cultural and situational context.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet/information sheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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Social Control (Heidensohn, Control Theory)  - Crime & Deviance L5/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Social Control (Heidensohn, Control Theory) - Crime & Deviance L5/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192]

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 5 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Social Control' topic. The lesson is focussed on Heidensohn's feminist sociological views that use control theory to explain why women commit less crime than men: it asks "Are women subject to greater levels of social control than men?".The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A4 worksheet/information sheet-An 18 side knowledge-hunt: containing arguments for/against Heidensohn's theory, and information about different means of social control.-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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Factors Affecting Crime & Criminality- Crime & Deviance L6/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] New Spec

Factors Affecting Crime & Criminality- Crime & Deviance L6/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] New Spec

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 6 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it refers to the 'Factors Affecting Criminal & Deviant Behaviour' topic. The lesson focuses on links between criminality and factors such as: ethnicity, class, age and gender.The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A3 worksheet/information sheet-An 18 side knowledge-hunt: containing arguments for/against Heidensohn's theory, and information about different means of social control.-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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*FULL LESSON* How do PET influence research in A-Level Sociology? Methods in Context

*FULL LESSON* How do PET influence research in A-Level Sociology? Methods in Context

This full A-Level Sociology lesson introduces students to Methods in Context concepts such as VALIDITY, REPRESENTATIVENESS and OPERATIONALISATION. There are other tasks in the lesson which are linked to FOUR METHODS: Questionnaires | Structured Interviews | Unstructured Interviews | Official Stats . A 9-page booklet is included which allow students to thoroughly analyse the strengths and limitations of each method. A task gets students to match the concepts with the correct definition to solidify their understanding of key concepts (correct answers always included in our lessons). The starter asks students to consider issues surrounding ‘gang life’ and the implications for researching the topic. A video of S. Venkatesh is shown where he discusses discusses the background for his book, "Gang Leader for a Day - follow up task included.

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AQA GCSE Sociology (4190) Sociology of  Education full unit of work with extra resources

AQA GCSE Sociology (4190) Sociology of Education full unit of work with extra resources

A full unit of work for AQA GCSE Sociology- Sociology of Education. I taught this module in 2013, so there may be tweaks required to fit in with the new specification. Included is an 87 slide powerpoint which provides an introduction to sociology (slides explaining why study sociology and why it is useful) and an introduction to the course, as well as 12 lessons which are to be used in conjunction with 'AQA Sociology' by Coates, Gilpin, Owens and Woodfield (Nelson Thornes). You will need this text book as it follows each chapter and uses the exercises in the book. Included also are the resources (worksheets and puzzles) which go with each lesson, as well as some extra bits on the research methods part of the topic and a mini research methods project that I did with my students. I have removed some links to clips but you can easily find things online. One lesson includes an old video we watched (which is very dated, so you may be able to find something more appropriate).Also included is a 65 slide 'spaced learning' revision powerpoint, slides 2-22 covering the knowledge on the topic of education. Slides 24-44 are the recall slides, where students try and recall the knowledge they have learnt in slides 2-22 and finally slides 46-65 enable students to demonstrate their understanding of slides 2-22. With each set of slides less information is supplied to test students knowledge and understanding.I used this unit of work with a mixed ability class.

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Over 400 slides: Social Inequalities - Gender, Class, Ethnicity

Over 400 slides: Social Inequalities - Gender, Class, Ethnicity

A 442 slide presentation (that's right, four hundred and forty two) on social inequalities in relation to gender, class and ethnicity. The presentation covers a wealth of sociologists, key concepts and theories. The amount of time and effort I have put in to these is overwhelming (it is all created by myself), and all YOU have to do is download the presentation for a very reasonable fee. I assure you they are worth every penny.

By Cecil6

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Become a Sociology Ninja: A-Level and GCSE Lesson Bundle

Become a Sociology Ninja: A-Level and GCSE Lesson Bundle

This NINJA bundle includes THREE FULL LESSONS with resources: Marriage and Divorce; Methods in Context; Family Diversity (New Right and Postmodernism). It also has another additional and superb resource on Sociological Perspectives on the Family! These lessons and resources will save hours of planning. Seriously.

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Sociology - Crime

Sociology - Crime

A series of lessons for CIE GCSE Sociology Course looking at the nature and response to crime. Appropriate for any syllabus. Includes video clips, lesson powerpoints and activities.

By JamesLeverton

*FULL LESSON* Green Crime - A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance

*FULL LESSON* Green Crime - A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance

This 120-minute A-Level Sociology lesson can be used as a either a revision lesson or follow-up lesson on Green Crime. The main parts of the lesson includes: - warm-up activity challenges students to match the correct Green Crime Case Study with the right summary text. - main tasks include matching the correct key word / Sociologist with the correct definition or theory e.g. Ecocentric view; Eco Feminism.- classifying different types of Green Crimes- Discussion point around the statement: 'Green crime is more a problem caused by the state than by individuals.'. This is also followed by suggested theories and AO1 to support an analysis and evaluation.- Teacher concludes with a summary of Green criminology and Green Crime.- all tasks are fully editableAll tasks are also included in the presentation with correct answers.

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KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

KATH AND KIM - Australian Comedy In Close-Up

Three part resource in support of the study of humour, in this case Australian humour as it is portrayed in the hit television series, "Kath and Kim."The powerpoint introduces the premise of the show as a slice-of-suburban life satirising ignorance, consumerism, cultural insensitivity and small mindedness. It also presents an analysis of each of the major characters - Kath, Kim, Kel, Brett and Sharon.The handout presents a summary of the powerpoint findings, and uses the episode OLD as a case study to examine the elements of the humour. The third item is an anotated analysis of the characters and the parody, focusing on use of language and conventions of structural analysis.

By jaynorth

Social Stratification - GCSE Sociology

Social Stratification - GCSE Sociology

This lesson is an observable lesson in social stratification; looking at areas of gender, age, ethnicity and class. The lesson assumes a basic level of sociology is already obtained by pupils - e.g. socialisation, society etc. The worksheets are included, one of which is a differentiated sheet to help structure the notes for those that struggle with writing. Stretch and Challenge is included within the lesson, along with 'creativity across the curriculum' - which can help hit some targets. The lesson will track progress throughout, there is an examination style question with a mark scheme at the end which can be gone through orally. The lesson is fully customisable to timings and could also have some tasks/content added in to suit the needs of the learner. Please comment and rate if you like it. Thanks.

By EGraham-Hyde

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WJEC Sociology Revision Guide

WJEC Sociology Revision Guide

Sociology GCSE revision guide for paper 1&2 Research Methods Paper 1 Compulsory Core - social processes and the Family. Paper 2 Compulsory Core- Social structures and Crime and deviance.

By Deaksey

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WJEC GCSE Sociology Crime and Deviance Essay Practice and Planning Revision Booklet

WJEC GCSE Sociology Crime and Deviance Essay Practice and Planning Revision Booklet

Essay planning booklet for WJEC Sociology GCSE Crime and DevianceIncludes: List of past questionsQuestions I have come up with (around 15-20)Planning sheet with the title of each essay question onAn example mark scheme. Tips on essay structure.Our feedback sheet which I have after every essay page. I tend to have a front cover (attached), followed by the past questions and my questions, then have a question plan sheet, followed by space (lined paper sheet), followed by a feedback sheet. Students find these extremely helpful. Can be done in class and/or at home. I have a booklet for crime and deviance and a booklet for the familyPlease note this does not have topic info in, use the book for that.

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*FULL LESSON* Become a A-Level Sociology Ninja: Marriage and Divorce. Editable.

*FULL LESSON* Become a A-Level Sociology Ninja: Marriage and Divorce. Editable.

This 60-minute, editable, A-Level Sociology Lesson covers the topics of 'marriage' and 'divorce' and fits well with all exam boards Units on families and households. This lecture with accompanying tasks could be used as an introduction to the topic or as revision of covered material. The lesson includes a PowerPoint, printable mind-map for students to complete as well as points for discussion.

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*FULL LESSON* How to Become a Ninja in Family Diversity: A-Level Sociology Postmodernism New Right

*FULL LESSON* How to Become a Ninja in Family Diversity: A-Level Sociology Postmodernism New Right

This 60-minute lesson will teach students about A-Level Sociology Families and Households Unit with a focus on family diversity and perspectives views on it. This lecture is accompanied by a mind-map which students complete which they also can use later for revision. The lecture goes through views in favour and against family diversity and also explores perspectives such as the New Right and Postmodernism.

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Functionalist Views - Crime & Deviance L14/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Functionalism KS4 NEW

Functionalist Views - Crime & Deviance L14/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192] Functionalism KS4 NEW

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 14 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Crime & Deviance' section; it focusses on functionalist sociological perspectives. The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A3 worksheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. The cover image shows the quality and nature of learning activities/worksheets but the contents/wording within resources may vary.Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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Functionalist Views - Education L16/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192 ] Functionalism KS4 Perspectives

Functionalist Views - Education L16/20 [ AQA GCSE Sociology - 8192 ] Functionalism KS4 Perspectives

Professionally designed for the new AQA Sociology GCSE specification (8192) taught from September 2017. It can be purchased as a part of a complete 20 x lesson bundle (from June, 2017)This is lesson 16 of our 20 lesson course for the 'Sociology of Education' section; it focusses on functionalist sociological perspectives. The download includes:-A detailed lesson plan: highlighting differentiation, AfL, key-words, SMSC and a timeline of learning activities (.pdf)-A premium quality PPT Show (fully animated) that covers the entire lesson (.ppsm & .ppsx formats)-A double-sided A3 worksheet (see cover image for preview)-HomeworkAll lessons are designed around the new AQA specification, we take considerable time making the highest quality lessons. The cover image shows the quality and nature of learning activities/worksheets but the contents/wording within resources may vary.Feel free to contact us if you need additional resources creating: godwin86@gmail.comPositive reviews warmly welcomed!PS: AQA Sociology GCSE Teachers' Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1786443641643898/

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