Looking for counter culture paper or project about counter culture for a High school Sociology class.
Looking for something where the students could pick there own topic, or choose from several topics, something like 2-3 pages and a short presentation.
When one considers culture and counter culture at the high school level, one thing that comes to mind would be the different cliques that occur in any high school. This activity would require some active planning, some hypothesizing, and some experimentation on the part of the participating students, but it would work in almost any environment. Consider the “goth” look of some students compared to the more “mainstream” look of other students. Try dressing one of the participants up in a “super goth” disguise and have this person go to some place where he or she could potentially engage several people in conversation. Maybe he or she could seek the help of these people for some specific problem like a flat tire. Have a hidden observer record the length of each interaction and the individual responses and willingness to help. Have someone else in a “super mainstream” disguise complete the same activity. Compare the responses and write your paper over that, and then present your findings.