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Materials for Introductory Sociology

Modules to use in student assignments in Soc 200, 201, and 202.
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  • CorpWatch: Holding Corporations Accountable
    Use for teaching globalization, environment, labor issues, and other issues related to corporate power. Might want to... More
  • Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America
    Very attractive, easy to navigate, comprehensive site on Asian Americans (stereotypes about Asian Americans, Asian... More
  • The Global Social Change Research Project
    Huge compendium of materials on global issues and social change. Links to online sources of statistics, research... More
  • Mapping Queer Meanings
    Mapping Queer Meanings (Reference Material)
    Site examining homosexuality across cultures and times. Made my an LGBT activist, so focused not only on showing images... More
  • Exploring Constitutional Law
    Site on constitutional issues with brief summaries of the issues and slightly longer summaries of relevant cases on a... More
  • Child Prostitution - CSEC
    Child Prostitution - CSEC (Reference Material)
    Site on child prostitution worldwide. Has a few very basic lesson plans, discussion topics, etc. Image archive okay but... More
  • Multicultural Pavilion
    Multicultural Pavilion (Collection)
    Gorski's site on multicultural education. Variety of materials including articles, quotes about multiculturalism,... More
  • Anthony Giddens Lecture on Globalization
    Site provides the lecture in text, video, and audio form. Also includes an interview with Giddens and a brief... More
  • NAFTA:  Are Jobs Being Sucked Out of the United States?
    Online lesson on NAFTA. Covers opposing views on how it has affected jobs in the U.S., including data charts for... More
  • E Pluribus Unum: America in the 1770s, 1850s, and 1920s
    Neat site examining how Americans have dealt with becoming "one from many" in various historical periods. Offers primary... More
  • Sociology Workbench
    Sociology Workbench (Simulation)
    Site that allows students to create and then administer online a survey, then analyze the data (i.e., it's a free... More
  • Verstehen: Max Weber Website
    Verstehen: Max Weber Website (Reference Material)
    Could be useful for planning lectures or for directing students to an overview of Weber's thought if teaching theory... More
  • Teaching about Biases Against Immigration
    Good idea for a simple exercise to begin discussion about xenophobia/anti-immigrant bias throughout American history.
  • The Sociology of Death and Dying
    Extensive site on all aspects of death and dying, from legal aspects to moral aspects to ceremonialization and relation... More
  • THE WORLD RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY PROJECT
    Site begun by the late Jeffrey Hadden at the University of Virginia and now maintained by Douglas Cowan. Includes... More
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
    Slide show and video clips with narrative describing key points from the experiment. Includes discussion questions... More
  • All Mixed Up: Putting Gender Identity Into Perspective
    Site with personal story of a transsexual psychology graduate student, mixed with information about the broader... More
  • PBS TeacherSource
    PBS TeacherSource (Reference Material)
    Site collecting lesson plans, links, and articles on large range of topics, organized by broad discipline groups (e.g.... More
  • People Like Us: Social Class in America
    Companion site to film by the same name. Includes fun games to explore social class and its connections to taste; clips... More
  • Active Learning Strategies for Teaching about Religion
    Laura Shulma's site with extensive resources (including handouts and other teaching materials) on teaching religion.... More
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
    Companion website to film by the same title. Six interesting interactive modules on social construction of race,... More
  • Growing Up Global
    Growing Up Global (Presentation)
    Includes great photoessay with compelling photos accompanied by brief statements about world issues (air pollution,... More
  • The September 11 Digital Archive
    Stories, video, audio, photos, and related documents and websites collecting memories of the September 11 attacks.
  • The Triangle Factory Fire
    Detailed exploration of major event in labor history; can have students explore this in connection with current issues... More
  • The 9/11 Commission Report
    The 9/11 Commission Report (Reference Material)
    Useful if doing a unit on government response to terrorism or on the attacks in general.
  • Vozes sem terra
    Vozes sem terra (Presentation)
    Site about the landless movement in Brazil. Site navigation not immediately apparent to me, but peer review shows that... More
  • Historic Ad Collection
    Historic Ad Collection (Collection)
    Great resource--searchable or browsable collection of newspaper/magazine ads from 1911 to 1955. Can be used to... More
  • Global Education
    Global Education (Reference Material)
    Australian site to help teachers teach about global issues. Includes overview on various major global issues (human... More
  • Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
    Snazzy site with brief pieces of text, as well as photos and audio, about the internment of Japanese Americans during... More
  • Learning About the Death Penalty
    Excellent module outlining basic arguments against the death penalty and offering assignments to go with each part, as... More
  • Eugenics Archive
    Eugenics Archive (Reference Material)
    Virtual exhibit on the eugenics movement (philosophy, activities, Buck vs. Bell case, etc.).
  • Ecological Footprint Quiz
    Quiz for students to self-assess their impact on the environment; good for introducing unit on the environment and... More
  • Fight hate and promote tolerance
    Fight hate and promote tolerance (Reference Material)
    Tolerance.org, project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Includes articles on current topics in race, class, and other... More
  • Global Issues that Affect Everyone
    Site with a huge number of articles (many of which include links to additional online sources like UN reports and work... More
  • PovertyNet
    PovertyNet (Case Study)
    World Bank site on poverty including both overviews and very detailed reports on various issues regarding poverty... More
  • Implicit Association Tests
    Harvard's Implicit Association Tests site, including information about how the tests work as well as the ability to take... More
  • BBC World Service Spanish
    BBC World website including articles and audio on large range of topics. Useful for comparing American news to news... More
  • Teaching Human Rights Online
    Includes modules on variety of human rights violations, including genocide, women's rights, and forced labor and the... More
  • Pollution Information by Zip Code
    Could use in Soc 200, or in Soc 202 for environment unit (along with carbon footprint exercise).