This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Chapter 1 Introductory Veblen's "The Theory of the Leisure Class" is a product of Veblen's times and location. This lesson discusses the cultural context for "The Theory of the Leisure Class."
1) 1. Research activity. Give students reference materials, and ask them to research the times in which Veblen was writing. What were the dominant ideas? What state was the field of sociology in? Who influenced Veblen's thinking?
2. Short presentation...
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