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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:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Contemporary Black Art: Race as a Metalanguage for Intersectionality
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This unit is designed for middle-school students in the Content Area of Visual Art focusing on Identity Politics, Voice, Critical Race Theory, Activism and Social Justice. The unit is accessible for modification and inclusion of all grade levels. Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist training interwoven with Social-Emotional Identification and Self-Care gives students skills and guidance to navigate humanity in the twenty-first century. The objective of the unit is for students to gain critical awareness of the self in the past, present, and future. Students will be able to project and assist in their vocality and aspirations for the self and the collective. Students will explore critical race theory and identity politics in relation to the self and their visual art practice. Through research and application, students will consolidate, frame, and expand their visual thinking to be full of self-determination and self-respect.1 Through critical analysis, students will activate their critical conscience and create a voice that is written, spoken, and established through visual representation. This visual art practice will give students a voice for change and act as a facilitator to sustain all paths of liberation.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Provider Set:
2021 Curriculum Units Volume I
Date Added:
08/01/2021
Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial
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This lesson uses the "1984" 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:
Social Science
Sociology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
07/08/2021
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:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
07/15/2021
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:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Arshya Vahabzadeh
Date Added:
07/15/2021
Everything CCSS "I Can" for K-8
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A site where busy teachers can go to find current, relevant, meaningful and ready-to-go lessons, activities and resources that fit their classroom structure and meet national and state standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Cathy Henry
Jill McEldowney
Date Added:
07/14/2021
Examining the Legacy of the American Civil Rights Era
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As part of their study of Richard Wright's "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:
Ethnic Studies
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Flu Math Games
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This video lesson shows students that math can play a role in understanding how an infectious disease spreads and how it can be controlled. During this lesson, students will see and use both deterministic and probabilistic models and will learn by doing through role-playing exercises. The primary exercises between video segments of this lesson are class-intensive simulation games in which members of the class 'infect' each other under alternative math modeling assumptions about disease progression. Also there is an occasional class discussion and local discussion with nearby classmates.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Mai Perches
Richard C. Larson
Sahar Hashmi
Date Added:
06/15/2021
Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Career and Technical Education
Graphic Design
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Kristine Miller
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Date Added:
02/23/2015
Is Bigger Better? A Look at a Selection Bias that Is All Around Us
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This learning video addresses a particular problem of selection bias, a statistical bias in which there is an error in choosing the individuals or groups to make broader inferences. Rather than delve into this broad topic via formal statistics, we investigate how it may appear in our everyday lives, sometimes distorting our perceptions of people, places and events, unless we are careful. When people are picked at random from two groups of different sizes, most of those selected usually come from the bigger group. That means we will hear more about the experience of the bigger group than that of the smaller one. This isn't always a bad thing, but it isn't always a good thing either. Because big groups ''speak louder,'' we have to be careful when we write mathematical formulas about what happened in the two groups. We think about this issue in this video, with examples that involve theaters, buses, and lemons. The prerequisite for this video lesson is a familiarity with algebra. It will take about one hour to complete, and the only materials needed are a blackboard and chalk.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Anna Teytelman
Arnold Barnett
MIT BLOSSOMS
Date Added:
06/15/2021
Literary Studies For A Sustainable Future: An Introductory Course with Social Justice and Ecocriticism Intersections
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Literary Studies for a Sustainable Future: An Introductory Course with Social Justice and Ecocriticism Intersections is a university literature textbook that offers a sampling of the vast array of storytelling and literary traditions from around the world. Led by course outcomes, the book’s readings, activities, and assignments aim to establish a 21st century framework. Novice literary scholars establish correlations between local and regional literature with those from distant lands on relevant concerns and topics, like those outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Through songs and folklore, film clips, poetry, myth, storytelling, and satirical theater, its chapters feature key literary texts and terms to present literature as vital community-sustaining cultural expressions. Learners witness the roles literature has in climate, ecology, and social justice challenges.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Remixing Open Textbooks through an Equity Lens (ROTEL) Project
Date Added:
07/01/2024
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 and Humanities
Social Science
Sociology
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Organizations and Environments, Fall 2004
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Examines theory and research on the relationship of organizations to each other and to their economic, political, and social environments. Classic and contemporary approaches to complex social systems, the dynamics of inertia and change, the role of legitimacy, and the production of change as an intended or unintended consequence. Considers the relative roles of voluntarism and determinism in the pursuit of organizational agendas and in the shaping of organizational environments, for example, with respect to changing employment relationships and environmentalism. Primarily for doctoral students. The goal of this doctoral course is to familiarize students with major conceptual frameworks, debates, and developments in contemporary organization theory. This is an inter-disciplinary domain of inquiry drawing primarily from sociology, and secondarily from economics, psychology, anthropology, and political science. The course focuses on inter-organizational processes, and also addresses the economic, institutional and cultural contexts that organizations must face. This is an introduction to a vast and multifaceted domain of inquiry. Due to time limitations, this course will touch lightly on many important topics, and neglect others entirely; its design resembles more a map than an encyclopedia. Also, given the focus on theoretical matters, methodological issues will move to the background. Empirical material will be used to illustrate how knowledge is produced from a particular standpoint and trying to answer particular questions, leaving the bulk of the discussion on quantitative and qualitative procedures to seminars such as 15.347, 15.348, and the like.

Subject:
Anthropology
Business and Communication
Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boczkowski, Pablo
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Overview of Demographics
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Looks at rural and urban demographics in relation from conflict, symbolic interactionist and functionalist perspectives.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
07/15/2021
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:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Jeffrey Walsh
Date Added:
07/15/2021
Purposes, Processes, and Promises – The Civil Rights Litigation Schoolhouse
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This unit introduces students to the concept of civil rights litigation. It asks students to consider how the litigation process reflects the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional government. By the end of this unit, students should be prepared to talk about how the civil litigation process reflects these values and principles and to describe civil rights litigation and its current scope.
Lesson 1: What is Litigation?
Lesson 2: What are the Steps of Litigation?
Lesson 3: What is Civil Rights Litigation?

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
General Law
History
Information Science
Law
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Date Added:
03/15/2022
Social institutions
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Institutions are structures of society that fulfill the needs of the society. Not only are they essential to the society's needs, they also help to build the society itself.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
07/15/2021