Outcome Chart - Ontario - Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology 11 HSP 3U


Overall Expectations

Explaining Social Behaviour: use a sociological perspective to explain how diverse factors influence and shape individual and group social behaviour;

Socialization: use a sociological perspective to explain patterns of socialization.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • explain, from a sociological perspective, how diverse factors (e.g., social norms and expectations, social structures, social distinctions, socio-economic status, geographic location, physical environment, media coverage) influence and shape individual and group behaviour
  • explain, from a sociological perspective, the relationship between prejudice and individual and systemic discrimination (e.g., on the basis of gender, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, ability, religion, age, appearance), and describe their impacts on individuals and society
  • explain, from a sociological perspective, how diverse influences (e.g., culture, religion, economics, media, technology) shape social behaviour (e.g., dating and courtship, social networking, bullying, following trends and fads)
  • explain the ways in which social structures (e.g., economy, family, class, race, gender) affect individual and group behaviour
  • evaluate the relative influence of primary agents of socialization (e.g., family, peers) and secondary agents of socialization (e.g., media, religion) on the socialization of the individual

Lessons that meet Grade 11 expectations

Research and Inquiry Skills

Overall Expectations
Exploring: explore topics related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology, and formulate questions to guide their research

Investigating: create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods

Processing Information: assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry

Communicating and Reflecting: communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills.
Specific Expectations
Students will:

explore a variety of topics related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology (e.g., rites of passage, identity development, effects of social networking) to identify topics for research and inquiry

identify key concepts (e.g., through discussion, brainstorming, use of visual organizers) related to their selected topics

formulate effective questions to guide their research and inquiry

create appropriate research plans to investigate their selected topics (e.g., outline purpose and method; identify sources of information), ensuring that their plans follow guidelines for ethical research

locate and select information relevant to their investigations from a variety of primary sources

based on preliminary research, for each investigation formulate a hypothesis, thesis statement, or research question, and use it to focus their research

assess various aspects of information gathered from primary and secondary sources (e.g., accuracy, relevance, reliability, inherent values and bias, voice)

analyse and interpret research information

synthesize findings and formulate conclusions

demonstrate academic honesty by documenting the sources of all information generated through research

demonstrate an understanding of the general research process by reflecting on and evaluating their own research, inquiry, and communication skills

Lessons that meet Secondary expectations