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Ch 5: Sex and Gender in Society: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sex and Gender in Society chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about social issues related to gender and sex 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 Sex and Gender 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 Sex and gender Sex, gender and sexual orientation; gender roles in Israeli kibbutzim, pre-industrial societies and New Guinean societies
Tuesday Sexual relationships and sexism Differences between patriarchy and matriarchy; examples of old-fashioned, modern, hostile, ambivalent and benevolent sexism; characteristics of nuclear and extended families, exogamy, endogamy and the different forms of marriage
Wednesday Sexual controversies Varying cultural attitudes towards teen pregnancy, the use of birth control, prostitution and pornography; examples of institutional sexism at home, in politics, in the military and at work
Thursday Violence and sexual harassment Gender differences in sexual assault, rape and domestic violence statistics; examples of hostile environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment
Friday Feminism Feminism defined; characteristics of radical, socialist, cultural and liberal feminism

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Sex and Gender in Society: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans
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Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

1. Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

This lesson first provides a general definition of feminism. Then, four specific types of feminism are discussed and defined, including liberal feminism, socialist feminism, cultural feminism, and radical feminism. For each type, examples of social changes preferred by that type of feminism are also provided.

Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views

2. Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views

How much of gender-role expectation is biologically based, and how much is based on culture? This lesson asks that overarching question by discussing three different examinations of gender by culture, each of which offers a different perspective on how influential culture is on gender roles.

Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

3. Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

You might think you know everything about the differences between boys and girls, but this lesson covers less commonly understood topics. After defining sex vs. gender, it covers less common sexual identities, such as intersexed and transgender individuals. In addition, theories on sexual orientation are covered, including both categorical and continuum perspectives of sexual interest.

Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

4. Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

This lesson provides a foundation for understanding sexism in various forms. First, patriarchy versus matriarchy is defined. Then, several different forms of sexism are outlined, including old-fashioned, modern, hostile, benevolent and ambivalent.

Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts

5. Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts

Sexism and gender differences can be seen in several different contexts within most modern societies. This lesson covers institutional sexism in four general areas: the workplace, family life at home, politics, and the military.

Sexual Controversies in Society: Differing Viewpoints

6. Sexual Controversies in Society: Differing Viewpoints

Views of sexuality differ by person and by culture, which can cause difference in opinion on many sexual controversies. This lesson covers several of those debates, including teen pregnancy, birth control, pornography, and prostitution.

Sexual Harassment: 'Quid Pro Quo' vs. 'Hostile Environment' Harassment

7. Sexual Harassment: 'Quid Pro Quo' vs. 'Hostile Environment' Harassment

Sexual harassment occurs any time comments, gestures, or physical contact transpires which is unwelcome, repetitive, and deliberate. This lesson defines two types of sexual harassment ('quid pro quo' and 'hostile environment') and provides examples of each.

Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts

8. Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts

Explore many types of sexual relationships, including combinations that are considered more or less acceptable in different cultures. Concepts covered in this lesson include family, incest, endogamy vs. exogamy, and different forms of marriage (e.g., monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, and polyandry).

Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

9. Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

Some types of crime are especially painful due to their personal nature. This lesson discusses three forms of violence, including sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. Definitions, basic statistics, and a discussion of gender differences are provided.

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