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Hall of Fame

An ability to truly appreciate the value of the social sciences one must be familiar with those social scientists that ‘broke ground’. Their
theories and contributions are the foundations on which all future social science is built on. Our challenge is to become familiar with who they
were, their contributions and the applications of their ideas and theories to modern social science.

1. Research and Rehearse. Friday Sept 15 ½ period. Monday Sept 18 Library

i. Complete the attached research bio-profile sheet about your chosen / assigned social scientist
ii. Create your character. You will become your chosen / assigned social scientist. Include dress / hair / mannerisms.(as
applicable and comfortable) Rehearse. You must become that person for step 2 speed dating.
You will not be permitted to bring notes or cue-cards so know your stuff!

2. Speed Date. Tues. Sept 19, Wed Sept 20, Thurs Sept 21

i. You will need to be in Character. If necessary create a name-tag for yourself. Know yourself and your stuff!
ii. You will be placed on a circuit where you will have the opportunity to sit with other ‘characters’ and get to know each
other. We will be on a 9 minute rotation giving each person approximately 4 ½ minutes to share who they are and
learn who the person they are sitting with is. While at each rotation you are required to complete the graphic
organizer / ‘date card’ attached so make your points relevant and ask the questions you need to know.
iii. Your date card will be submitted for assessment

3. Selection and Reflection. Friday Sept 22

i. Given what you have learned about each social scientist which 3 you would invite to your dinner party where the
dinner topic conversation is “why do people kill”?
ii. Why did you select these people?
iii. What contributions to your discussion might they make?
iv. What would you serve

4. Share.
i. Turn and Talk. Share your selection and responses with someone
Step 1: Research

Social Scientist Name: _______Emile Durkheim___ Your Name: ____Eli Bishun_________

 Born on April 15, 1858 in Lorraine, France. Family/friends/community was heavily Jewish, but
Durkheim chose from a young age to become secular, with no hard feelings towards religion.
Birth & Early Life  He was a great student and entered the Ecole Normale Superieure in 1879, with other students
who would go on to become prominent French thinkers.
 He became interested in the scientific approach to studying society at a young age by reading the
works of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, and others. He was disappointed that there was no
social science curriculum in schools.

 Durkheim was a professor and also the chair of education at the University of Paris.
 When World War 1 started, many of his students were drafted and killed. During the war, he was
Personal Life
supportive of his country, but didn’t want to give in to the crazy nationalistic message that
propaganda spread.
 When Durkheim’s son died in World War 1, he went into what was called a “great silence”. He
eventually died of a stroke on November 15, 1917.

Durkheim was focused on 3 things:


 Establishing sociology as an academic discipline,
 Studying how society would stay together in an era where ethnic backgrounds and religions were
no longer shared,
Thought
 And, on how scientific knowledge impacted practical life.

He thought that social integration – when minority groups move voluntarily into the mainstream of society
– was very important.

Durkheim thought that people’s norms, beliefs and values make up a collective consciousness, and this
consciousness binds people together to create social integration.
 Durkheim was influenced by neo-Kantian scholars who believed in, and taught, rationalism,
Influences scientific study of morality, anti-utilitarianism, and secular education.
 Durkheim read a lot of August Comte and learned about positivism, which means that society
ought to be studied like natural sciences, and rebuke metaphysics and theism.
 Also the social outlook of epistemological realism, meaning that what you know about things only
exists to you/ in your mind.

Legacy
Emile Durkheim is commonly named “The Father of Sociology”, as he was the one to push for its
acceptance as a social science. He is largely uncredited for very relevant ideas that keep being
reconstructed. He opened people’s minds to the way of looking at society and education in a secular
way.
Step 2: Which School of What do you believe to be
social science What contribution have you made
Speed Date Name Time and Place true about human beings /
do you fall into? to your discipline
(sub-category) society?
August
1 Comte Human culture develops in
France, 1798
Sociology 3 stages; Theological, Gave sociology its name.
Karnveer Metaphysical, Positive.
Yusha
Emil
Durkheim
Eli
2 Manveer

Karl Marx
3
Khushkaran
Ajmer

George
Murdock
5 Hamza
Credence

Name
Sigmund
Freud Human unconscious
Kirk Czech Republic, Popularized psychology and helped
Psychology causes feelings and
1856 it be studied in more empirically.
thoughts.
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Alfred Adler
7 Gagandeep
Striving for superiority is a
Jay Austria 1884 Left behind many theories. Created
Anthropology motivating factor for
Adlerian psychology.
humans.

Carl Jung
Josh The human brain is split The theory of the collect
Chris into 3 parts; the unconscious. Dream analysis.
8
Switzerland, 1875 Psychology unconscious, ego, and
collective unconscious.

9 Ivan Pavlov Humans learn through Idea of conditional reflexes and


Amtul subconscious, affects lives behaviorism.
Amani Russia, 1849 Psychology subtly.

10 Margaret
Mead
People learn through Children learn through imprinting.
Mehak
U.S.A, 1901 Anthropology people.
Gurjot

Which school of What do you believe to be


social science What contribution have you made
Name Time and Place do you fall into?
true about human beings /
to your discipline
(sub-category) society?
Ruth
Benedict Anthropology Culture is a product of Immersed herself in many cultures
Gurleen U.S.A 1887 individuals. and described them to the outside
Aahan world.
1
1
Bronsilaw Anthropology Not all people are bad. Called the father of anthropology.
Malinowski Austria, 1884 Focused on relation
Lay between individual and
Alexis society.
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13 Australia, 1902 Anthropology Humans evolved from Found a skull in South Africa that
Raymond
species. Was not involved proved that we evolved.
Dart
in religion.
Gurnoor

Leakey Anthropology
Family Kenya 1903 All humans came from Found fossils of homo habilis and
Thepan Africa. homo erectus and proved that they
Brendan co-existed. Wrote many books.

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Jane Goodall
Sarah England 1934 Anthropology, Humans evolved. First evidence of primates using
Izzy Primatology. tools.

1
5
Dian Fossey
Dhara U.S.A, 1932 Occupational Study of primates could Protected endangered gorillas for 2
Maryam Therapy help develop study of decades.
humans.
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Step 3: Selection & Reflection

In a paragraph, select three social scientists you would invite to dinner to discuss the question “why do people kill?”, and
justify why.

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Step 4: Share (Turn & Talk)