Sociology Teacher Resources

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Writing Thesis Statements in Sociology

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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.
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An Introduction to Max Weber's Politics as a Vocation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The basis of sociology rests in leadership, followers, and core beliefs driving a society. Max Weber's 20th century work Politics as a Vocation examines the path ahead for Germany after World War I, and posits that it is the role of...
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An Introduction to Emile Durkheim's Suicide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Suicide is one of the most tragic events in human existence, and it is also one of the least understandable phenomena in sociology. Emile Durkheim's 19th century work Suicide is the focus of a short analysis video that connects social...
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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An Introduction to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Which is worse: imprisoning someone for committing a crime, or intimidating someone into following the law? A short video introduces the main ideas of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, including his perceptions of the dangers...
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Sociological Methods

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
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...
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An Introduction to Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How important is connectedness in a community? Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam details the early 21st century theory of the decreased value of social capital. A short analysis video takes...
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Does Racism Affect How You Vote?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in...
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Collective Behavior and Social Movements

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this collective behavior and social movements worksheet, students match 15 vocabulary terms to the appropriate descriptions and answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding the 2 sociology topics.
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Institutional Study: Jim Crow Laws

For Students 11th - 12th
In this sociology topics activity, students read and complete the narrative for the assignment that requires them to compose papers about Jim Crow laws.
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Contemporary North Africa: A Sociological Perspective

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
After examining Western stereotypes of African culture and common perceptions of Islam, groups research the language, technology, symbols, norms, and values of North African countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Mali....
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The Sociological Point of View

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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.
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Sociology Final Paper

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
For this sociology topics worksheet, students read and complete the narrative for the assignment that requires them to compose final papers about social institutions.
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Society Is Like...

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
To introduce the idea of different theoretical views about the nature of society, class members engage in a sociology activity that asks them to create an analogy between society and another concept, and then to explain the parallels.
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Stargirl Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students read a short novel while filling in a graphic organizer for problem and solution.  In this sociology lesson, students use a prior knowledge and relate the text to theirselves and to think about their own need to fit in versus...
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The Social Distribution of Crime

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore crime within society and the factors that affect it. In this activity about sociology and crime, students are introduced to key ideas concerning crime and society. Students develop an understanding of factors in society...
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The Sociological Detective

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Sociological Research Skills

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this Sociological Research Skills instructional activity, students must write about the strengths, weaknesses, reliability, and limitations of various methods of research.
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Sociology Unit Six: Socialization Within the Group

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
How do we learn the rules of society? How do beliefs and ideas affect these rules? Introduce your young sociologists to the factors that socialize individuals with a unit that uses observation and experimentation to analyze how factors...
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The Sociology Society

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss the meaning of sociology. In this advanced lesson, 6th graders are led by discussion to learn the main concepts of sociology and get to know others better.
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Humor Theories

For Teachers Higher Ed
Providing ample examples of humor in literature, psychology, and sociology, this presentation studies the concept and function of humor in society today. Covering what is classically "funny" and what is not, and why, the slideshow will...
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Irony

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Using examples from Socrates to Johnny Carson, this slideshow presents your students with the history and definition of dramatic irony, satire, situational irony, and tragic irony. This presentation would be useful in a language arts...
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Our Buggy Moral Code

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do humans cheat? Under what conditions are we more or less likely to cheat? Listen as Dan Ariely reveals intriguing results of several of his studies on the cost-benefit analysis of cheating, and how these findings relate to such...
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Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: Molly's Pilgrim

For Teachers 3rd
The fabulous book, Molly's Pilgrim is the centerpiece of this sociology lesson plan. Third graders will explore how pilgrims from the past are alike and different from pilgrims of today. After hearing the book read to them, small groups...