I’ve been consolidating my A-level sociology planning recently, and I’ve concluded it’s useful to have several different versions of module summaries and schemes of work, as below:
- A mind map overview/ summary
- A Power Point overview/ summary
- A brief scheme of work
- A long scheme of work
- Detailed individual lesson plans.
All of these are based on the AQA’s specification, for the families and households topic.
Mind map overview of education
This is mind map number 1, the Borg equivalent of Unimatrix Zero. There are many other mind maps which branch off it – each colour thread itself becomes the central focus for more mind maps!
Power Point overview of education
Should need no explanation, about as brief as it can get.
Brief education Families Scheme of Work
A very brief version to be displayed in classrooms, an at a glance’ version so students can see where they are in the course and what’s coming next.
Long education Families Scheme of Work
This is a grid consisting of sub-topics, concepts, research studies, assessment and resources for each sup-topic. This more in-depth version follows the AQA specification rigidly and should include everything students need to know.
NB this is slightly different to the overview and lesson plans as some ‘lessons’ go beyond the specification or fuse different areas of it together.
Detailed Lesson Plans
These are really for teachers only, and contain detailed minute by minute lesson plans with aims and objectives, resources and extension ideas.
New Resource: Families and Households teaching bundle for A-level sociology
All of the above are available as part of my ‘sociology of education teaching bundle’. One downloadable bundle including fully modifiable teaching resources in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Only £49.95, or as part of a monthly subscription package for £9.99 a month!
The bundle includes:
- A detailed scheme of work covering the entire AQA specification for the families and households topic
- 24 detailed lesson plans (topics below)
- Seven student work packs on Perspectives, class, gender, ethnicity and education policies.
- PowerPoints to accompany most lessons.
- Activities such as role play games, sentence sorts, gap fills.
NB I have had to remove most of the pictures from these materials for copyright reasons, but the idea is that you can always add these in yourself to beautify them!
- An introduction to the sociology of families and households
- The Functionalist perspective on the family
- The Marxist perspective on the family
- The Marxist/ Feminist perspectives on the family
- The Feminist perspective on the family
- The New Right view of the family
- The Postmodern and Personal Life Perspective on the family
- Consolidation Families and households Assessment Lesson – focussing on evaluation skills and essay writing.
- Exploring and explaining trends in marriage
- Exploring and explaining trends in divorce
- Evaluating sociological perspectives on marriage and divorce
- Exploring and explaining increasing family diversity – ‘organisational diversity’
- Exploring family diversity by social class, ethnicity, and sexuality
- Evaluating the view that families are becoming more diverse
- Power in relationships: housework and childcare
- Power in relationships: perspectives on domestic violence
- Is Childhood Socially Constructed?
- Evaluating the March of Progress View of Childhood
- Is Childhood Disappearing?
- Birth and Death Rates
- The challenges of the Ageing Population
- Migration and family life
- Social Policies and family life 1
- Social Policies and family life 2