Social Stratification Unit 5

Wealth and Poverty in America

  1. (notes 1) Unit 5 Notes ppt
  2. (notes 2) Unit 5 Modern Society Notes ppt
  3. “The One Percent” documentary vid
  4. Social Structure ppt (enrichment on class differences)

Watch Q&A session for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (end)

  1. People Like Us: “How to marry Rich” vid
  2. people Like Us: “WASP Lessons” vid
  3. People Like Us: “Tammy’s Story” vid 1,  vid 2

ASSIGNMENT 1. Socioeconomic Perception Project   EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT

Assignment 1. Socioeconomic Perception of Washington County Schools Socioeconomic Perception of Washington County Schools Students 

ASSIGNMENT 2. Colliers 4 Traps  Example Assignment

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Assignment 2. Application of Collier’s Traps Project Developing Nation Investigation Sociology, Using Collier’s Traps

Sociology, Using Collier’s Traps as a filter, investigate and give evidence for a developing nations likelihood to keep pace with global economic and social growth.

1) Choose three categories

2) use all 4 of Collier’s Traps

3) present your findings


Global Peace Index

Collier’s Traps

Unit 5 Reading Resource:


Deviance and Social Control Unit 4

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Key Concepts:

  1. Primary and Secondary Deviance
    1. is this a one time thing? or are you making a career out of it?
  2. Why people act deviant
    1. Labeling Theory  “Once a cheat, always a cheat”
    2. Strain Theory  “I have no other choice’
    3. Differential Association Theory “You are what you eat”

Deviance and Social Control

  1. Crime and the Legal System ppt
  2. Unit 4 Readings for Deviance and Social Control pdf
  3. Crime special topic: Rape – Supplemental ppt  Reading pdf
  4. The Dropout (video) “Write a reaction paper” vid
    1. In the paper please identify 5 examples of universal deviance

Deviance Project:  Find an area or place where there is an expectation or a specific norm. Submit your project to SCHOOLOGY (DOC, WORD, PRESENTATION or SCREEN SHOT are all fine)

  1. Write down the norm or expectation for that place and provide a picture of the place or setting.
  2. Record the DEVIANT things to observe. Remember that deviance is not always a negative!

Crime Reports LOCAL AND NATIONAL per location

Up to  Date Crime Index