Begin by definition stratification. Next, pick one of the perspectives on stratification from the text. Explain how it applies (i.e., Conflict theory applies to stratification because.). Next, how would you use this perspective to describe stratification in the US (i.e., In the US, we see social stratification by race, class and gender. This fits with Conflict Theory in that.). Finally, think about what social class you below to (upper, middle, lower). How could you achieve upward mobility (moving to a higher social class).