Sociology Teacher Resources

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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 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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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 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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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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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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Sociology Final Paper

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this sociology topics learning exercise, 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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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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Stargirl Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students read a short novel while filling in a graphic organizer for problem and solution.  In this sociology instructional activity, students use a prior knowledge and relate the text to theirselves and to think about their own need to...
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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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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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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 activity, learners 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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Anthropology and Sociology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Sociology Mr. Fallis Word Search Puzzle

For Students 10th - 11th
In this language arts activity, students analyze 20 words in a word bank, then locate them in a word search puzzle. The words are sociology terms but the meaning of the title is not known.
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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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Social Change and Modernization

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this social change and modernization worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions and answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding these sociology topics.
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Institutional Study: Jim Crow Laws

For Students 11th - 12th
In this sociology topics worksheet, students read and complete the narrative for the assignment that requires them to compose papers about Jim Crow laws.
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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 lesson 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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Transportation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's an interesting activity that combines elements of language arts, sociology, and a study of the many ways that people use transportation to get from one place to another. The eight-page plan includes worksheets and a word search...
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Run Your Own Boarding House

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners become familiar with the historical and sociological aspects of the boarding house phenomenon in America. As students work in groups, they read and analyze documents that will help them gain a deeper understanding. To...