1. What is Deviance Activity
4. What exists to promote conformity?
Activity: Mr./Ms. Deviant and Mr./Ms. Conformist
3. Each group draws two characters, one on each chart paper:
a. Mr./Ms. Deviant
b. Mr. /Ms. Conformist
4. Along with drawing these characters, they must think up and write down some basic facts about their characters. Ultimately, they must answer the question: What is it about this character that makes him/her personify deviance or conformity? Provide the following sample questions for the students to respond to. They need not answer all or even any of these questions; they are simply meant as a guide towards answering the main question of how their character exemplifies either deviance or conformity.
a. How does the character make a living?
b. How is your character’s self-esteem?
c. Who does the character hang out with (if anyone)?
d. What political opinions does the character have?
e. What type of movies does the character enjoy?
f. What type of music does the character listen to?
g. What does the character do in his/her spare time?
h. What goals does the character have?
i. If your character had a catch-phrase, what would it be?
Students come up with examples of contexts in which deviance is negative and in which it is positive
5. How do different Sociological Perspectives understand Deviance and Conformity?
6. Article Analysis - Choose Article
7. Case Study: Charles Manson: Conformity vs. Deviance
Youtube overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bTfhXqTnMk
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