WALT: How do feminists explain the distribution of power?

WILFs: Can describe and explain several types of feminism (D) Can explain how feminists interpret the distribution of power in modern society (C).... Can evaluate feminist theory compared to other theories and using empirical evidence (A)

Starter: Connect the learning - Round Table the following questions;

 

How do pluralists explain the distribution of power and how convincing are they?
How do elite theorists explain the distribution of power and how convincing are they?
How do feminists explain the distribution of power and how convincing are they?
How do marxists explain the distribution of power and how convincing are they?
How do functionalists define power and its purpose? How convincing do you find this?
How do sociologists define power and authority? Which is the most convincing explanation(s)?
In your opinion which theory best explains how power is distributed in todays society? Explain your answer

 

Lesson Development

 

Study the Key concepts in this presentation (swf file Flash required)
1. Pair Up and complete the Diagram below and print
2. In a new pair study the Types of Feminism PPT - list the key points then Stand and Share
3. Individually complete the Exercise: Feminist Ideology and print
4. Plenary In 3 groups - challenge - Cover the Table using post its 'What is feminism and how do feminists explained the distribution of power in society?'

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