Honors Sociology-Pd. 1

Teacher: 
Department: 
Social Studies
Class Code: 
Soc H (299101H)
Class Room: 
133
Class Period: 
1

Course Description Honors Sociology is an elective course that studies human society and social relationships are an essential part of a civilized society and how we interact with each other is important so that we can find answers to questions and solve problems in our world. “Sociology teaches us to look at life in a scientific, systematic way.” The way that we view the world comes from what we learn in our everyday activities. “The values, beliefs, lifestyles of those around us, as well as historic events help to mold us into unique individuals who have varied outlooks on social reality.” This course deals with the social atmosphere that helps to make us who we are and how we behave. Sociology will cover topics such as culture, violence, deviance, social control, socialization and personality, group behavior, social class, and social institutions. The key component of this course is to study ourselves and the society that influences our behavior.

Assignments: 
Newton School shooting resources

NAME: Making sense of Newton: How can the victims’ lives be recognized, honored and celebrated? 1. What was your initial reaction when you learned about the school shooting? Task One: Write a post about the Newton school shooting: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/the-newtown-school-shooting...& send me it to me : spmullooly@cps.edu • Images http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/12/16/nyregion/20121216_SHOOTING_G...• Those who lost their lives: • http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/15/nyregion/newtown-shooting-...• New York Times articles http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/school_sh...Task Two: Create a Popplet about Mass Shooting Mass Shooting: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map A. What are the characteristics of mass shooting? (include charts on the bottom) Was there anything that was surprising? B. Research another mass shootings on the map (scroll over map) C. You will create a Popplet http://popplet.com that will explain o who, what happened, when, where, why/ how, & the effects/reactions o What does this example say American society? o (EXAM GRADE) 

Due Date: 
Mon, 12/17/2012