Ch 3: Aging in Society: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Aging in Society chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach sociological perspectives on aging in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Aging in Society chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday An aging American population Birth rate, death rate, life expectancy;
Factors expected to contribute to an increase in the population of senior citizens; challenges of aging, retirement and social isolation
Tuesday Theories of Aging: Structural-functional perspectives Disengagement, activity and continuity theories on aging
Wednesday Theories of Aging: Symbolic-interaction theory The role of culturally symbolic interactions in creating social constructs of age
Thursday Theories of Aging: Social-conflict theory Power struggles created by young, middle-aged and older adults' competition for resources
Friday Death and dying The denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance stages of grief; the debate over euthanasia

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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