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Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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1.) Describe the development of sociology as a social science field of study.

•  Identifying important figures in the field of sociology
Examples: Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, George Herbert Mead, W. E. B. Du Bois

•  Identifying characteristics of sociology
Examples: functional integration, power, social action, social structure, culture

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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2.) Identify methods and tools of research used by sociologists.

Examples: surveys, polls, statistics, demographic information, case studies, participant observation, program evaluation

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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3.) Describe how values and norms influence individual behavior.

•  Comparing ways in which cultures differ, change, and resist change
•  Comparing the use of various symbols within and across societies
Examples: objects, gestures, sounds, images

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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4.) Identify antisocial behaviors.

Examples: social deviance, addiction, terrorism, recidivism

•  Contrasting violent crime, property crime, and victimless crime with white-collar crime
•  Comparing methods for dealing with antisocial behavior
Examples: imprisonment, restitution, community service, rehabilitation, education, therapy

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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5.) Describe how environment and genetics affect personality.

Examples: self-concept, nature versus nurture, temperament

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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6.) Identify stages of development across the life cycle.

Examples: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood, middle age, late adulthood

•  Describing the value of birth cohorts as a research device
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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7.) Describe types and characteristics of groups.

Examples: social stratification, gender roles

•  Explaining the significance of a social class
Examples: status ascription versus achievement, intergenerational social mobility, structural occupational change

•  Identifying the importance of group dynamics
Examples: size, leadership, decision making

•  Identifying differences between the terms race and ethnicity
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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8.) Describe the structure and function of the family unit.

Examples: structure—two parents, single parent; function—role of parent, role of child, role of spouses

•  Comparing traditional, extended, nuclear, single-parent, and blended families
•  Identifying problems facing families
Examples: abuse, teen pregnancy, poverty, addiction, blended families, care of elderly family members

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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9.) Identify the need for and purpose of social systems and institutions.

Examples: schools, churches, voluntary associations, governments

•  Describing origins and beliefs of various religions
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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10.) Describe social movement and social change.

•  Comparing various forms of collective behavior
Examples: mobs, riots, fads, crowds

•  Identifying major social issues facing modern society
Examples: ethics of technology, ethics of government

•  Contrasting the impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Movement, the Gun Rights Movement, and the Environmental Movement in the United States
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sociology
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11.) Contrast population patterns using the birth rate, death rate, migration rate, and dependency rate.

•  Identifying the impact of urbanization
•  Describing the depletion of natural resources
•  Projecting future population patterns
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