Unit 1 – Foundation of Society

Enduring Understandings (long-term take away for student)

  1. Individuals’ behavior and understanding of self is strongly influenced by society.
  2. Groups in society are an integral part of the structure of society, and provide guidelines and expectations for behavior.
  3. Social institutions make up the enduring framework of society that manages people’s behavior and social resources.

Essential Questions:

  • How is self-concept formed, and how does the input of others influence its development?
  • How are the rules for society generated, observed, and enforced?
  • In what ways do people behave and interact with others in groups?
  • What purpose do social institutions serve individually, and collectively?
  • How are people’s behaviors influenced by social institutions?

Looking Glass Self

The Looking Glass Self Article

Looking Glass Self PPT

Gender Toys

The Evolution of the American Family in Television Viewing Guide

The Evolution of the American Family Links

Violating Social Norms Instructions

Social Norms Planning Guide

Social Norms Rubric