High School Sociology Curriculum
In high school sociology, students will learn about the diverse cultures that make up our growing society. It covers cultural diversity and conformity, social stratification, racial and ethnic interactions, the study of social life and more.
The following information on the Time4Learning high school sociology curriculum will provide insight on why studying sociology is important and what your students will learn in this course.
Why Study Sociology in High School
As our population grows more diverse, the need to understand the norms of other cultures, their social institutions, and the collective human behaviors of past and present societies, has become essential.
This is especially important for high school students, because as they grow older they will meet people from many parts of the world. Having insight and an appreciation for people who practice different social norms and customs, will make those meetings more rewarding.
High school sociology raises awareness on important topics such as ethnicity, economic and social status levels, gender bias and helps students make more informed decisions when they’re socializing with a diverse group of people. It also encourages critical thinking, and improves a students ability to collect, read, and analyze statistical information.
What Do You Learn in High School Sociology?
High school sociology focuses on many different aspects of human behavior and life. The class covers how ethics vary in different cultures, groups and societies, the cultural trends that affect how society operates, and how to work well with people from different backgrounds.
Students will also learn about the political and economic aspects of sociology in cultures around the world, what stereotypes and prejudices people from other cultures endure, and gives students a clear understanding of how people interact as individuals and in groups on an everyday basis.
In a sociology course, students will be able to compare and contrast their daily lives, cultural norms, and their relationship with family and friends with that of other people from around the globe.
Our high school sociology course covers topics of particular interest to teenagers such as characteristics of adolescence, dating, types of social interaction, groups within society, the American class system, urban life and more.
High School Sociology Curriculum Scope & Sequence
- Examining Social Life
- Sociology: Then and Now
- The Meaning of Culture
- Cultural Variation
- The American Value System
- Social Control
- Social Change
- Building Blocks of Social Structure
- Types of Social Interaction
- Types of Societies
- Groups Within Society
- The Structure of Formal Organizations
- Personality Development
- The Social Self
- Agents of Socialization
- Adolescence in Our Society
- Teenagers and Dating
- Early and Middle Adulthood
- The World of Work
- The Later Years
- Age and Disability
- The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- The American Family
- Systems of Stratification
- The American Class Systems
- The Political Institution
- The Sociology of Education
- The Sociology of Religion
- Mass Media as a Social Institution
- Race, Ethnicity, and the Social Structure
- Patterns of Intergroup Relations
- Minority Groups in the United States
- Population Change
- Urban Life
- Collective Behavior
- Social Movements
- Explaining Social Change
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning’s High School Sociology Curriculum?
Time4Learning offers a one semester online sociology course that includes interactive tools and engaging materials that help students better understand the diverse lifestyles and social norms that exist around the world. It includes five chapters of study that cover topics such as families in society, social institutions, social differences and more.
In addition to providing a complete high school sociology curriculum, Time4Learning also offers many educational tools that benefit both parents and students. These include:
- Graphics, charts, diagrams, animations, and interactive tools, which help students relate to and visualize the content.
- 5 chapters with over 250 activities that provide students with insight into the human dynamics of a diverse society.
- The ability to redo lessons and retake tests and quizzes helps students gain further understanding and improve their grades.
- An activity planner and curriculum calculator allow students to plan their year and work independently.
- Access to the curriculum on a 24/7 basis so students can work at any time during the day or evening.
- Video lessons include closed-captioning to support different types of learners.
- Real-world connections that help students connect societal topics to their everyday lives.
- Journal writing assignments that provide opportunities for students to write clearly and concisely on a variety of important societal topics.
- An automated system that grades lessons, tracks progress and keeps reports for homeschool portfolio usage.
- Comprehensive curriculum can be used as your main homeschool curriculum, for after-school skill-building, or for summer learning.
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