Society Is Like...

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To introduce the idea of different theoretical views about the nature of society, class members engage in a sociology activity that asks them to create an analogy between society and another concept, and then to explain the parallels.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups create a visual to accompany their presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson presumes class members have a basic understanding of such sociological perspectives as functionalism, feminism, marxism, etc.
Pros

  • The packet includes questions that ask participants to reflect on the what their analogy reveals about the society they have described
Cons

  • Best suited to instructors with a strong background in sociological perspectives