Warm up: Take 5 minutes to prepare to present your conformist or nonconformist poster you created yesterday.
Presentations went well! Afterwards, we discussed how the terms "conformist" and "nonconformist" relate to being part of a group or being an individual. As a class we decided that conformists are usually part of a group and nonconformists are oftentimes individuals, though there are always exceptions.
After presentations, I passed out vocabulary charts to get us familiar with some of the words in "The Sociology of Leopard Man." There are extra copies in the absent bin in the back of the room. Start your vocabulary chart by marking how familiar you are with each of the terms. I then passed out the definitions and gave you time to work in groups of four to match the definitions to the terms. Once you had the definitions next to the correct terms, you were to copy down the definitions, making your own vocab chart.
Finish your vocab chart if not finished in class.
Warm up: Name your favorite celebrity. Are they a conformist or a nonconformist and why?
Working in groups of four, students cut pictures out of magazines that either represented a conformist or a nonconformist. Each poster showed either one or the other, but not both. Students then wrote about why those images were representative of either confomity or nonconformity. Posters will be presented at the beginning of the class tomorrow.
Finish poster if not completed in class.
Warm up: Finish your goal poster from yesterday OR if you're done, respond to a quote by Henry David Thereaux.
Choose one of the following prompts to do a quickwrite on:
Afterwards we defined the terms "conformist" and "nonconformist," looking at celebrities as examples.
- a person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices
- Similar to others and do what other people do
- a person whose behavior or views do not conform to popular ideas or practices
- Does not do what is popular