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2012-13 School Year


Course Outline


Table of Contents:


Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 

September 3 


School Starts

Discuss Course Outline

Class Rules

Finish Rules Discussion

Unit 1: What is Social Science?

Intro to the Social Sciences

Brainstorm research questions


Chapter 1: Anthropology

Case Study: Chagnon and the Yanomami

Research question checklist


Research Tools of Cultural Anthropology

Read p. 20-21 and complete chart 

September 10 

Finish Research Tools of Cultural Anthropologists

Read p. 22-27, answer questions

Ethnology Summary: For Mead, Benedict and Lee, what is important to know? Use as many terms/concepts as possible


Schools of Thought in Cultural Anthropology




Global Metal

clip - introduce Unit Assignment: Multi-sited Research on a subculture. Due on Wednesday, Sept. 19

Groups brainstorm possible topics and questions


Linguistics and Archaeology

Important/Interesting organizer





Finish Cultural Anthropology

Quiz: Fields of Anthropology

Case Study Analysis: Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi

Cultural Show and Tell: Ms. Collishaw


September 17 

Physical Anthropology


Introduction: Becoming Human video clip

Groups take notes and present to class (p. 38-43)

Forensic Anthropology in popular culture


Two overviews of Human Evolution by Paleoanthropologists (TED)

Louise Leakey

Zeresenay Alemseged


A different viewpoint on why bipedalism: TED talk on the aquatic ape


Finish Paleoanthropology topics


Kanzi video clip

Read and complete Primatology Important/Interesting organizer



See Jane Goodall explain the difference


Sue Savage-Rumbaugh discusses what bonobos can learn








Research Proposals due 

Primates and Humans how are we similar/different?

Complete the organizer


Human Variation

Race Quiz

HW: Read p. 49 - 51

Take notes using

I Read/I Think/ Therefore strategy







Groups debate:

Skin colours have evolutionary advantages

Use points p. 51 and skin colour map of the world


Chapter 2: What is Psychology?


Jung and Horney Venn diagram

HW: Read p. 63-73

September 24 

Read p. 63-73 and complete all text questions




Discuss text questions

Complete Compare worksheet

HW: Flash mobs and qualitative/quantitative


Summarize schools/theorists

Apply to school issue

Begin 2.2 

HW: read about your developmental theory and take notes


Prepare and role play developmental theories


Apply school issue to developmental theories

Look at Brain p. 82-83, I Read, I Think Therefore


October 1 

Review/apply closure, perceptual constancy, set

See perceptual puzzles

Neuroplasticity What is the Effect of Meditation - 3-circle Venn Diagram

HW: Read p. 88-89, Q#1-3


Discuss Language and Teen Brain (HW)


Surviving the Teenage Brain (documentary)
Later Start to the School Day (news article)
Test of Adultness - Dr. Robert Epstein (test)

Language Acquisition
Deb Roy: Birth of a Word


Work on School Issue Psychology proposal for tomorrow

School Issue Report Due

Review Psychology word wall

Start Chapter 3 -What is Sociology?

Can of pop exercise

 Introduce unit culminating activity - choice of U or C level.

Comte and energy drinks - survey questions

HW: Complete BLM 3.6 Writing Survey Questions

Discuss survey questions.

Macro vs. Micro sociology.

Durkheim, structural functionalism and traffic

HW: Complete BLM 3.7 Marx and Parsons

PD day no classes

October 8 


No School

Marx and Parsons

Conflict School

Connect women's issues to feminist sociology


Symbolic Interactionism: Weber, Chicago School, Cooley and Mead, Wright Mills.

HW: bring in a news story about where you live


Form groups of 4 - create survey questions from each perspective on the issue of your news article


Present your survey questions to the class for feedback 

October 15 

Finish survey questions presentation

Begin 3.2 - Socialization

Discuss gestures, social influence

HW: read p.119 and answer the 2 questions on 119


Groups review socialization and social influence

Skit/tableau on Categories of Socialization (p. 119)

Abnormal socialization - 3-circle Venn diagram

HW: Complete BLM 3.9 and bring in a picture that represents socialization


Psychology assignments returned

Academic progress - track yourself


Freakonomics: Can you bribe a 9th grader?  What are the rewards? Connect to Psychology and Sociology




Agents of socialization - groups connect pictures to concepts (use BLM 3.11)






Groups present posters for peer feedback


APA citation activity

Videos: socialization and gender


Criteria for Social Groups

- make sure your groups fit the criteria for the assignment

October 22


Work period for culminating task - BYO computer if needed.


Use the Social Groups criteria


Sociology Analysis Due

Unit 2: Social Science and Me

Chapter 4 Anthropology and Me

Watch Cyborg Anthropology and discuss

HW: Read p. 137, give examples of assimilation and multiculturalism, answer #2


Discuss Canadian culture (p. 137)

Rites of Passage - define and brainstorm.

Apply 3-stage process to an example

HW: Complete your assigned section of the worksheet Rites of Passage


Discuss in groups and fill in the rest of the chart.  Discuss question #2


Introduce Culminating Activity: Interview with an Informant


Body Modification - I Read, I Think, Therefore p. 142


Watch Skin Stories and read Discussion


HW: Write a paragraph on the role of tattoo and body modification in your life/Canadian culture.




Design your own tattoo and explain how it reflects your culture/role or values.


Prepare for fishbowl debate on adolescence

October 29 

Fishbowl Debate on extended adolescence

Cultural construction of gender p. 146: Symbols, classifications, values, behaviours

HW: Body Image in Niger p. 147-148 - complete Critical Thinker's Notes


Discuss Body Image in Niger


How Manly is this?

4 corners Discussion

HW: Read p. 148-151



Finish BLM 4.Answer #2 and 3

Video - alternate gender identity


Did your ideas change? 



November 1 

Killing us Softly


How is femininity culturally constructed?


Tough Guise

How is masculinity culturally constructed?

November 5 


Review Research skills p. 135 - complete Research and Inquiry Skills Anticipation Guide


Review Ch. 4.1 topics using BLM 4.11. Brainstorm research questions



Hot and Cold Climates

Technological Diffusion

Read p. 155 and answer #2 and #2 p. 155


TED Talk: The Web as random acts of kindness


Technological Diffusion - apply to Yir Yoront, TED talk and add research question to 4.11

HW: Read p. 156-157, answer Pause and Think Questions, complete 4.12

Language and Culture - Important/Interesting and add research question to 4.11

Start Economic Systems Jigsaw (4.13)


Cultural Show and Tell

Remembrance Day Assembly


November 12 

Finish jigsaw

Introduce Globalization Triangle Debate

HW: Prepare arguments see TED talks:

Jan Chipchase: Anthropology of Mobile Phones


Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster from scratch


Debate on Globalization


Culture and Kinship - intro family diagram assignment


HW: Read p. 166-168 and complete a 3-circle Venn diagram comparing the Bhil, the Dobe Ju/Hoansi and Canadian kinship systems


Discuss homework

Add questions to 4.11


Functions of Marriage 

Fill in Ranking Sheet BLM4.17

Fill out BLM 4.11: Family and Kinship Systems

HMWK: Read p. 172-174 



Discuss Monogamy 

Discuss two types of Polygamy 

Fill out advantages and disadvantages on BLM 4.18


Monogamy and marriage

Watch Patterns of Love

HMWK: Read p. 175 on Family Roles and Culture


PD day

November 19 

Read P 175 "Self-Concept in Western and East Asian Families" and compare the two views of self-concept using the Venn Diagram



21  22  23
November 26  27  28  29  30

December 3 

Start a blog and comment on my blog

Videos: marshmallow experiment

Piano Keys


Groups read, discuss and connect studies in attitude and motivation (p. 222-226) - possibilities for the blog


Blog Day

Write your first post on your blog see  my blog for instructions

The most unethical experiments


Blog Day

December 10  11  12  13  14 
December 17 18 19 20 21

January 7

Work period for breaching experiment
Lab 214


Unit 3: Social Science and Us

Chapter 7.1
Evaluating Sources 318-9

Legal Systems and Culture 325-329

Religion and Ritual 330-336   BLM 7.9



Chapter 7.1
Religion and Ritual  330-336 -  BLM 7.9 case studies

Ethnicity 342-343

Inter vs. multi-culturalism 

Identity in Multicultural 351-352

Physical Discipline 352-3



Discuss Physical Discipline and Culture


Chapter 8.1
Psychology and Socialization 364-369 - jigsaw BLM 8.10


Prejudice 374-7  BLM 8.11

Need to watch A Class Divided from Chapter 3


Finish BLM 8.11

Watch Zimbardo's TED talk on the Psychology of Evil


Chapter 8.2
Influence of Family 380-383 Video, BLM 8.13, 8.14

Influence of Friends 384-386 BLM 8.15

Stockholm Syndrome article from Time Magazine 2009

January 14 

Groups discuss Chapter 8 topics - Important (3 points) Interesting (1)



Read Chapter 9.1

Social Identity  406-8 
Deviance  411-3  
Geography of Thought 412

Do Important/Interesting (3-5 points for all topics)


Discuss HW topics

Read together

Alienation p. 414 video

Chapter  9.1
Cults p. 418 and video - Killer Cults 


Multiculturalism 425-7 BLM 9.6


Chapter 9.2
Social Institutions  434-44
Social Change p. 445 



 Finish all topics

Questions of Social Scientists presentation and analysis


Begin Summative Case Study

Watch Video, discuss, start reading articles

January 21

Finish articles
Work on Summative


Work on Summative


Write Summative Part 1


Write Summative Part 2


Exams period 1

January 28

Exams period 2
Summative Part 3


Exams period 3


Exams period 4


February 1

Semester 2 Begins



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