This is lesson 5 of the development topic. This lesson goes alongside the development booklet also available in my shop. This lesson focuses on the key study ‘Piaget & Inhelder (1959)’- three mountains task. The powerpoint has a total of 18 slides and is designed to fill an 90 minute lesson.
a starter activity on the psychological problems topic, this acts as a retrieval practice task.
discussion task- students are asked to apply Piaget’s ideas to a scenario (included in the powerpoint).
7 slides giving details on, the background to the study, aims, procedures. results and conclusions.
a short video clip outlining the three moutains task. Students are asked to answer 2 key questions whilst watching the clip.
progress check- quick quiz. students are asked 10 questions which will assess their knowledge of the details of the study. Answers also included on the powerpoint.
two slides evaluating the study- strengths and weaknesses.
student task- focusing on evaluation of the study. The worksheet is included in the workbook, however a screenshot is on the powerpoint, students should fill in this sheet to complete the task. Students may wish to use the textbook to help them. However, all key information is included on the powerpoint.
Exam question practice with self assessment. Students are asked to answer a 4 mark exam style question, the mark scheme is also included on the powerpoint.
This is a GCSE psychology lesson which focuses on revising the memory unit in preparation for summer examinations. The session is designed to be used as a revision session and should last 60 minutes. This lesson comes with a power point and worksheet. There are 7 slides on the power point.
True or false activity, answers included.
Key terms (not all of them, just some of the harder/ main ones) - answers on the pp slide, students to fill in their sheet.
Mind-map which covers key terms/ content from the unit. Teacher could explain these in more detail. Students to add to their sheet.
Practice short answer exam questions from past papers, mark schemes included.
GCSE psycyology- Edexcel. This is a workbook which takes students through the whole of the development unit. This booklet goes alongside the lessons which are available in my shop. There is space in the workbook for students to complete activities which are instructed on the lesson powerpoints. This booklet has a total of 48 pages, it includes a check list for students to pin point any gaps in their knowledge, as well as two pages of key terms with their definitions.
This booklet consists of a total of 9 lessons, including the issues and debates lesson (the development of morality).
THIS BOOKLET IS NOT STAND ALONE- IT RELIES ON YOU HAVING THE LESSONS MADE WHICH ARE AVAILABLE ON MY SHOP.
This is an A-Level sociology [AQA] lesson focusing on theories of education. This lesson is designed to be a revision lesson, it should last a 90 minute lesson and the power point contains 10 slides.
Starter, key concept bingo.
Title page- students to identify which sociologist they would associate with each concept.
Mind map of each theory, including: Marxism, feminism, functionalism, The new right, Postmodernism and liberal perspectives. This idea is that students add the key information from the board to their mind map (provided as a separate worksheet) whilst the teacher goes through the information.
Practice theory exam questions which students should have a go at planning, includes a 10 marker and 30 marker.
Board game- students to assess their understanding of key studies and theorists.
This is lesson 8 of a series of lessons covering the development unit. The lesson focuses on Willingham’s learning theory. This powerpoint consists of 11 slides, and it created to fill a 90 minute lesson. The lesson goes alongside the development booklet which is available in my shop.
starter activity based on the psychological problems topic, this acts as a retrieval practice task.
4 mark exam question practice on Gunderson et al’s study (2013)- this is a recap of the previous lesson. Question and mark scheme included on the powerpoint.
fill in the blanks activity. Based on Willingham’s learning theory ‘factual knowledge precedes skill’.
6 questions for students to answer- they will need access to the edexcel gcse textbook to complete this task.
task- strategies to support development Willingham. Students are encouraged to match statements to the correct heading (cognitive, social and physical development). Edexcel textbook required.
a slide explaining the evaluation points of the theory
plenary- true or false task based on Willingham
This is a GCSE sociology lesson, Eduqas WJEC. The lesson focuses on the Functionalist view of the family. There is a total of 11 slides and the lesson is designed to last 90 minutes.
-starter activity. Statements about the family, students need to explain whether they agree or disagree with the statement. worksheets included.
-encouraging students to think about what they already know about Functionalism. What do they say about society in general?
-explanation of the organic analogy. Students to summaries the information in their books using key concepts.
-brief explanation of Functionalism as a consensus theory and why Feminists and Marxists would disagree.
-explanation of Murdock’s four functions of the family.
-explanation of Parsons two functions of the family. Challenge/ extension questions provided throughout.
-student activity. Draw a spider diagram to demonstrate the issues that the family can help to deal with- applying knowledge about the ‘warm bath’. Answers included on the power point.
-task encouraging critical thinking. Students to answer questions based on how they think they could improve the Functionalist theory.
-criticisms of the Functionalist view of the family.
-poster task, consolidating knowledge on Functionalism. May wish to use the textbook to support students.
-plenary- true or false activity. Answers on the power point.
This is a GCSE psychology lesson which covers the basics of research methods. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and there are 15 slides on the power point. This lesson also comes with a booklet/ worksheet which students should fill in whilst the lesson is being taught. All key information and activities are included on this worksheet. Challenge and extension tasks are provided on the power point.
Starter, students to work out the key methods based on the images.
Title page, encouraging students to think about what they already know about research methods.
Key concepts that will be covered- students to see which ones they can already define.
Explanation of primary and secondary data- workbook task.
Explanation of qualitative and quantitative data- workbook task.
Different types of hypotheses, dependent & independent variables, controlling extraneous variables. Key content on the pp slide and in the workbook- application tasks for students to complete.
Sampling techniques- students to complete strengths and weaknesses task in workbook. May need access to the GCSE psychology Edexcel textbook to help them with this.
Research and experimental designs- students to complete table in workbook based on info on pp slide.
3 x short answer practice exam questions. Provided on the workbook. Mark schemes are included on the pp slides.
Plenary- students workout missing words in the sentences.
This is a GCSE sociology lesson [WJEC/ EDUQAS]. The lesson focuses on The changing role of men in society and in the family. The lesson power point consists of 10 slides and is designed to last a 90 minute lesson.
-starter activity. This is a retrieval practice task, whereby students should try to answer as many questions as possible. The questions are differentiated.
-task one encourages students to think about what it means ‘to be a man’.
-traditional masculine roles. Students to create a mindmap, some ideas have been put on the slide to support students. Challenge question also included.
-explanation of how traditional masculine roles have changed and what they used to be.
-why men’s traditional gender roles are changing. Video slip- questions for students to answer.
-reasons for the changing masculine role.
-crisis of masculinity. Reading task, students to answer questions. The reading is provided on a separate document.
-the mask of masculinity- Video slip, students to answer questions on power point whilst watching the clip.
-poster task, students to consolidate everything they have learnt today. May need access to the GCSE textbook to support them.
-plenary 5,4,3,2,1 - students to think about what they have learnt today, any questions they have about the content, question other students. (all instructions are on the powerpoint)
This is a GCSE sociology lesson which focuses on divorce as part of the family unit. The lesson explains changes in patterns of divorce. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and there is a total of 12 slides on the power point.
-starter activity. Introducing key statistics about divorce. Students to predict the missing statistics. (answers then included on the power point)
-key statistics, encouraging students to think about what they show about divorce.
-background of divorce in the UK. Dominoes match up task. Students to get a pack of dominoes which contain key dates and explanations, they should then match these up. Answers included on the power point. This shows how divorce laws have changed and encourages students to think about the impact they have had.
-key trends-graph. Briefly introduces the Family Law Act 1996
-legal changes to divorce timeline.
-changes to laws- more detailed explanation of the Divorce Reform Act 1996 and what it entailed. Links to The Family Law Act 1996 and Legal Aid (1949).
-explanation of the reasons for changes in divorce. Student task- to rank them in order of importance.
-explanation of how expectations of marriage have changed- reference to Giddens.
-plenary- true or false activity.
This is a GCSE sociology lesson which focuses on Feminist views on stratification. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and there are a total of 9 slides on the power point.
Starter, retrieval practice of the education unit. Students to work out the missing words. Answers on pp.
Title page- encouraging students to think about the key ideas of feminism.
Quick recap of stratification so far- quiz. Questions and answers on pp. This replies on students having learnt functionalism and marxism.
Discrimination in a patriarchal society.
The feminist view of patriarchy.
Sylvia Walby and patriarchy- fill in the blanks task.
How does gender affect life-chances? - reading task. Provided on a separate word document.
9 mark exam question practice. The power point outlines how the question should be answers and provides some ideas of what students could include. There is also an example/ model paragraph provided.
This is a GCSE sociology lesson which focuses on Global families. The lesson is designed to fill 90 minutes and the power point contains 12 slides.
-starter activity- recap/ quiz of the theories of the family.
-explanation of key concepts such as; polygamy, polandry, polygyny. Two video clips to demonstrate these ideas. Links included on the powerpoint. Encouraging students to think about the advantages and disadvantages of these types of family.
-explanation of monogamy and serial monogamy.
-explanation of arranged marriages with comparisons to the UK.
-video clip. Maasai tribe- views on arranged marriages. Link included on power point.
-explanation of the one child policy in China.
-‘life on a Kibbutz’. Video clip to show a unique way of living in Isreal, questions for students to answer whilst watching the clip. Link included.
-‘inside China’s last Matriarchy’. Explanation of what a matriarchy is, video clip- students to answer questions whilst watching the clip.
Throughout, students are encouraged to compare different family structures to that of the UK.
-plenary. Students should use the scrabble board to try and score the highest sociological key concept.
This is a GCSE Sociology lesson [WJEC/ EDUQAS]. This is the first lesson of the education unit, the lesson focuses on introducing the different types of school. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and has a total of 9 slides. There are also 4 worksheets included as separate documents.
Starter activity- recap of research methods, focusing on interviews.
Title page. Encouraging students to think about the type of school they go to, and the purpose of school.
Key studies, key concepts and ‘know it well’ checklist included on separate word documents. Students keep these and fill them in as the unit is taught.
Outline of the history of education in Britain. Timeline starts from 1940s- 2000s. Educational policies also mentioned here.
Introduction to different types of school- state and private. Students start to think about which theory would dislike private schools.
The price is right game. Students to guess how much it costs to attend a private school. Key question- is it fair that some people can pay for their education?
What is a public school? explanation and example provided.
Documentary about Harrow. Students to answer questions on the worksheet provided whilst watching the documentary. Youtube link provided on the power point.
Plenary- discussion task. Students discuss some key questions, including how a public school differs to other types of schools.
This is a power point which contains 15 starter/ plenary activities for the education unit. They range from, true or false activities to questions for students to answer.
All content is based around the EDUQAS/ WJEC exam board.
GCSE sociology Eduqas/ WJEC. This lesson focuses on roles and status, with reference to identities. The lesson is designed to fill 90 minutes and has a total of 10 slides.
-students should try to work out the missing words (recap activity)- includes key concepts such as, sanctions, primary and secondary socialisation.
-students to look at some images of celebrities and discuss what roles they think they have.
-student task - draw an image of themselves and write down what roles they play.
-explanation of roles and role conflict
-explanation of status, ascribed and achieved
-student task- have a look at the images and decide whether they have an ascribed or achieved status. Students should then rank these images in order of importance in society.
-explanation of status and identity, referring to Howard Becker.
-fact file task- encouraging students to use key terms in order to describe a celebrity
-game of guess who (instructions on the powerpoint)
This is a GCSE sociology lesson (eduqas/ WJEC) which focuses on family diversity and the reasons for this change in family types. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and has a total of 12 slides.
-starter activity. Sociology bingo. Students to pick nine words from the list, teacher reads out a definition, students cross off the key term if they have it on their grid. Prizes may be needed to reward winners.
-explanation of different types of family today. Particular reference to extended families (horizontal, vertical and modified)
-explanation of the Rapoports and their view on the family.
-explanation of Chester- view of the family. Evaluation of the Rapoports theory.
-statistics to demonstrate what Chester suggests about the family.
-links to theory- Postmodernism. Introduce the theory and explain what they say about the family.
-explanation of ethnic minority families, link to The Rapoports.
-reasons for the change in family types explained. Links to; changes in the law, social changes, changes in the position of women and secularisation. Student activity: draw a grid- add the statements off the power point slide under the correct heading (reasons for the change). Answers included on the power point.
-key legal changes: The divorce reform Act, Equal pay Act and Marriage (same sex couple) Act. Encouraging students to think about how these changes in legislation may have influenced the changes in family structures.
-plenary- true or false. Answers on the power point.
Challenge/ extension questions throughout to support higher ability students.
This is a GCSE sociology lesson, which focuses on how far conjugal roles have changed. This is the second lesson on conjugal roles, lesson 1 explains what conjugal roles are. The lesson is designed to last a 90 minute lesson and there are a total of 10 slides on the power point. By the end of the lesson students will be able to explain whether conjugal roles have changed or not, by referring to decision making and money management, the dual burden, triple shift, the media and childcare patterns.
-starter activity. Students are shown some graphs which explain housework patters. Students to answer key questions using the data on the graph.
-students are encouraged to think about the problems women may face with the domestic division of labour.
-have families become more equal? pair activity. Students are given information packs, these contain information about conjugal roles (decision making, money management, dual burden etc). Students will then teach their partner.
-the power point then goes on to explain each point in more detail. For example, the hours spent on household tasks, Ann Oakely, Duncombe and Marsden, Pahl and Edgell. Challenge questions are also provided on the power point.
-male and female roles. Students are given a list of characteristics and they should decide whether they belong pre or post 1970s. Answers on power point.
-conjugal role quick quiz. This tests students on everything they have learnt about conjugal roles. The quiz is provided on a separate document.
-plenary. How well do students know their key concepts and sociologists? Students are provided with key terms and people, their task is to ensure they can explain each one. This is a differentiated task, each key concept is worth a different amount of points (colour coded).
This is a GCSE sociology lesson which focuses on the stratification and differentiation unit. This lesson specifically focuses on gender and differentiation. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and has a total of 12 slides on the power point.
Starter, education recap. Students to unscramble the key concepts.
Title page- encouraging students to think about Feminism and stratification.
How does society present gender roles in the UK today?
Male and female roles- image, students to discuss what the image shows.
Socialisation- reference to Ann Oakley.
Labelling and gender.
How have men been affected by changes in society? short video clip. Link on pp slide.
New roles for men.
Men and life chances.
The crisis of masculinity.
9 mark exam question, example structure provided on pp.
This is lesson 4 of the memory topic (topic 2) . The lesson focuses on cases of amnesia such as, Clive Wearing. There is a total of 10 slides but is designed to fill a 100 minute lesson. The starter of this lesson focuses on recapping the social influence topic, this acts as a retrieval practice activity. The lesson also includes a progress tracker whereby students can check their progress at the start, middle and end of the lesson.
This lesson explains what is meant by amnesia, and also describes what a case study is (including strengths and weaknesses)- this links to the research methods part of the course. This lesson includes a clip of the case of Clive Wearing with questions for students to answer.
This is lesson 3 of a series of lessons covering the development topic. This lesson focuses on linking Piaget’s stages of development to education. There is also emphasis on the research method observations in this lesson. The powerpoint consists of a total of 10 slides and is designed to fill a 90 minute lesson. This lesson goes alongside the development workbook which is also available in my shop.
a starter activity based on the psychological problems topic, this acts as a retrieval practice task.
recap- what are Piaget’s four stages of development?
three slides explaining how Piaget’s developmental stages have been applied to classroom practices.
student task- fill in the blanks activity, students should be able to do this based on what has just been explained. A screen shot of this worksheet is included on the powerpoint, but the actual activity is within the booklet.
link to research methods- explanations of different types of observation as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
student task- testing Piaget’s stages. Students are encourages to design a task which will test Piaget’s stages, detailed instructions are included on the powerpoint along with a short video clip which gives students an example.
Plenary- scrabble game, students should try to come up with the highest scoring key term from the lesson.
This is an A-Level sociology lesson which focuses on the research methods unit. The lesson is based on observations. The lesson is designed to last 90 minutes and there are a total of 13 slides on the power point.
-Starter activity- blankety blank. Students to work out the missing words in the statements. Methods recap.
-Issues with conducting a participant observation such as: getting in, staying in and getting out.
-Why use overt observation? strengths and weaknesses
-Practical and ethical issues of using covert observation
-Advantages and disadvantages of participant observation- student task. Students will need access to the AQA A-Level textbook (book one) to complete this task. Pages 140-142. The answers are then included on the power point (can just use the answers if students do not have access to the textbook)- worksheet is attached separately
-Positivism, Interpretivism and observations
-10 mark exam question practice. Power point includes examiners advice, an example paragraph and how students should answer this question.