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Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream
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By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.

Subject:
Arts
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial
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This lesson uses the Ň1984Ó Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian characteristics. Students analyze techniques used in the commercial and identify the comments that it makes about contemporary society.

Subject:
Arts
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Demographic structure of society - age
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Sociology often looks at different age cohorts. A cohort is simply a group of people, but here we're looking specifically at different age groups or generations, because these people all lived through the same certain events through a certain time that affected their lives similarly.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
11/17/2020
The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida
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In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Subject:
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Borg
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Environmental Justice
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Where we live in society plays a huge role in the environmental benefits and risks that we're exposed to.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Arshya Vahabzadeh
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Examining the Legacy of the American Civil Rights Era
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As part of their study of Richard WrightŐs "Black Boy", students research and reflect on the current black-white racial divide in America. By examining the work of literature in the context of contemporary events, students will deepen their understanding of the work and of what it means to be an American today.

Subject:
Arts
Social Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
GSS based data analysis
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Students will write and present a paper which consists of a review of literature and an empirical/statistical test of the relation between specific variables in the field of social stratification.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Illegal Software Installation: Tracking software piracy rates around the world
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Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students use spreadsheets to analyze data on software piracy rates in various regions throughout the world

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Maryann Allen
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/01/2012
Magazine Francophone: La Femme et la Francophonie
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The video "Femmes francophones, Pouvoir et developpement" provides insight on the evolving role of women in business and positions of power throughout the Francophone world. The activity accompanying the video allows students to shape their perceptions of the issues and achievements of Francophone women.

Subject:
Sociology
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Migrant Workers
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Migrant construction workers from rural China describe their living conditions in Beijing in this Wide Angle video segment.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Date Added:
08/22/2008
Native Americans Today
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This lesson challenges students' views of Native Americans as a vanished people by asking them to compare their prior knowledge with information they gather while reading about contemporary Native Americans.

Subject:
Arts
Sociology
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Overview of Demographics
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Looks at rural and urban demographics in relation from conflict, symbolic interactionist and functionalist perspectives.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Perspectives on deviance: Differential association, labeling theory, and strain theory
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When a norm is violated, it's referred to as deviance. And though the word, deviance, seems negative, it's not. It simply means that an individual's behaving differently from what society feels is normal behavior.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Jeffrey Walsh
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts
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This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Adriana Estill
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Select-A-City for Demographic and Economic Opportunities, Using an Online Database
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This activity asks students to review the demographic and lifestyle statistics available at ERsys.com, and determine which city or location would provide the best consumer market opportunity for the given problem.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Michelle Kunz
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Selling Teens: Using the Merchants of Cool PBS documentary to examine media influence on teens
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This is a PBS Frontline broadcast support site which examines the role of marketing to teens, and the influence marketing has on teen culture.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Michelle Kunz
Date Added:
02/24/2021