L11: Social Class
•To be able to define social class.
•To be able to explain how social class leads to inequality
•To explore some of the sociological theory about social class
Why: because social class is a key idea in sociological theory and a key
Predictor of life success.
Connect: Watch the clip
What are the three classes mentioned in the
Write a definition of social class
Explain what you think makes someone belong
to a particular social class
Key Terms: Please fill in
What social class?
Decide whether the following people
belong to upper, middle or working class?
A 34 year old
born on a council
A binman Someone on
Activate: Match up
You have several cards – in pairs you
should match up which starter sentence
matches with the facts.
Then – pick two facts to write in your
book. Write a sentence for each one
explaining why you think it happens.
Demonstrate: Poor Kids
Watch the documentary about children living in
poverty. Note down all the ways poverty affects
the children e.g. bullying.
Create a poster that raises awareness of the
problem of child poverty in the UK
Write a newspaper article to explain the
problem of child poverty – link to ideas of social
class and inequality.
Post it notes:
One thing you have learned about social class in