Sociology Teacher Resources
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The Sociological Detective
Students conduct research in order to debate a topic. In this sociology lesson plan, students conduct research regarding 4 types of schools. Students prepare to debate a topic of their choice.
The Sociology Society
Sixth graders discuss the meaning of sociology. In this advanced lesson plan, 6th graders are led by discussion to learn the main concepts of sociology and get to know others better.
Anthropology and Sociology
Students examine the combined subjects of anthropology and sociology and explain how the disciplines would study the same issue. On poster board, they locate or draw pictures related to the two subjects. Once this is completed, students write summaries comparing and contrasting anthropology and sociology.
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First year undergraduate sociology students can prepare for their exams with an application that provides practice questions in six categories: Quantitative and Qualitative Data, Sources of Data, Primary and Secondary Data, Positivism and Interpretivism, Theoretical, Practical and Ethical approaches, and Education Research.
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and discussing singular violent acts in the name of social justice, they create a piece that responds to current events.
Social Inequality 11
In this sociology learning exercise, students complete 5 graphic organizers, investigate poverty and then read 2 pages of text pertaining to social inequality.
The Sociological Point of View
In this sociology and society worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions and match 15 sociology terms on the left to the description on the right.
Sociological Research Skills
In this Sociological Research Skills worksheet, students must write about the strengths, weaknesses, reliability, and limitations of various methods of research.
Writing Thesis Statements in Sociology
Students discover methods for writing strong thesis statements. In this writing skills lesson, students follow the steps their instructor outlines to review the strengths and weaknesses of their sociology thesis statements.
Sociology Final Paper
In this sociology topics worksheet, students read and complete the narrative for the assignment that requires them to compose final papers about social institutions.
sociology Family History
Eleventh graders are introduced to sociological research and then relate it to their family history. In this family history lesson, 11th graders evaluate the role of family. Students are introduced to topics such as Marriage and Family, Diversity & Trends in Families, and Family History. Students use the internet to research background history of their family then present their family information to the class and how sociology in present in their lives.
Sociology I: Social Development
Eleventh graders explore psychology by completing a student sociology activity. In this human development lesson, 11th graders identify the important influences in their lives and complete a worksheet based on their own lives. Students conduct a discussion with their classmates about social development.
Keep Your Eye On the Prize
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US Constitution, and apply these ammendments during a hands-on simulation. Video and Internet resources are also used in this most-impressive high school history lesson plan.
Introduction to Deviance
In this Introduction to Deviance worksheet, students read some background passages, then perform several exercise such as answering questions about the reading and writing about their own opinions.
Crime and Deviance
In this Crime and Deviance worksheet, students answer seventy-eight questions, then respond to ten essay questions on these topics.
Youth and Class, Gender and Ethnicity
In this Youth and Class worksheet, students complete a chart by explaining some of the key functions of youth subcultures, write about the meaning of age categories, and describe how subculture is a form of resistance.
Population and Urbanization
In this population and urbanization worksheet, students match 15 terms with the appropriate descriptions and respond to 8 short answer questions regarding these sociological themes.
The Social Distribution of Crime
Students explore crime within society and the factors that affect it. In this lesson about sociology and crime, students are introduced to key ideas concerning crime and society. Students develop an understanding of factors in society that affects crime. Students analyze how crime is measured through examples.
Family Life 11
In this sociology worksheet, students explore the family and power relationships as they respond to short answer questions about family life.
Family Life 2
In this sociology worksheet, students respond to 4 multi-step short answer questions to better understand family terms, concepts, and structures.