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Ch 4: Race and Ethnicity in Society: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Race and Ethnicity in Society chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach interactions between social groups 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 Race and Ethnicity 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 Race and ethnicity Differences between race and ethnicity; social majorities and social minorities; demographic trends in the U.S.
Tuesday Discrimination and stereotypes Examples of positive and negative stereotypes; characteristics of individual and institutional discrimination
Wednesday Origins of prejudice The ABC model of attitudes; the scapegoat, conflict, cultural transmission and social theories of prejudice; authoritarian personality types
Thursday Social interactions between majorities and minorities Assimilation, miscegenation, segregation and genocide in pluralistic societies
Friday African Americans in the U.S. 17th and 18th century African American history, the Reconstruction Amendments, the civil rights movement and contemporary issues facing African Americans

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Race and Ethnicity in Society: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
African Americans in the U.S.: History, Heritage & Cultural Issues

1. African Americans in the U.S.: History, Heritage & Cultural Issues

There are several ethnic minority groups in the United States. This lesson explores the African American experience, from the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the Civil Rights Movement, even delving into some of today's most significant cultural issues.

Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities

2. Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities

The world is a diverse place full of all sorts of people. In this lesson, we'll examine the effects of pluralism and what happens when people from different backgrounds interact, including segregation, genocide, assimilation, and miscegenation.

Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

3. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

There are many different types of people in the world. What happens when one person thinks or feels a certain way about an entire group of people? Watch this lesson to find out about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

4. Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

Why do some people dislike entire groups of people? What causes prejudice? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the theories about what makes people prejudiced, including scapegoat theory, authoritarian personality, and culture theory.

Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

5. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.

The ABC Model of Attitudes and Prejudice

6. The ABC Model of Attitudes and Prejudice

How are attitudes formed? And what's the relationship between attitudes and behavior? In this lesson, we'll examine the ABC Model of attitudes, how it relates to prejudice and behaviors, and how behaviors are linked to beliefs and feelings.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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