College Park High School / Sociology

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Text Assignments

Basic Essay Structure

How to Analyze the Logic of an Article, Essay, or Chapter

Sample Journal Article Response 1

Sample Journal Article Response 2

Annotated Film Bibliography

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Weekly Notes, Articles and Projects

Week 1 (January 5 to 8) - Chapter 9: Social Stratification

Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Social Stratification (slides 1 - 10)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 1
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 21 - Social Stratification
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 27 - Global Stratification and Poverty
  • Task #4: Chapter 9 Article Analysis - The Rise in Material Hardship Among Working-Class Whites - Lewis, Cai, and Fremstad
  • Task #5: Video: People Like Us: Social Class in America (watch first hour)
  • Week 2 (January 11 - 15) - Chapter 9: Social Stratification (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for The Sociological Point of View (slides 11 - 21)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 2
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 22 - Why is There Social Stratification?
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 23 - Social Stratification in the United States
  • Task #4: Chapter 9 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - What is Social Stratification? - Lumen Learning
  • Task #5: Video: People Like Us: Social Class in America (watch second hour)
  • Week 3 (January 18 - 22) - Chapter 10: Racial and Ethnic Relations

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Race and Ethnicity (slides 1 - 15)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 3
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 34 - Race and Ethnicity
  • Task #4: Chapter 10 Article Analysis - Study Shows Blacks and Latinos Make Up Bulk of Temporary "Gig" Workers - Sandronsky
  • Task #5: Video: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
  • Week 4 (January 25 - 29) - Chapter 10: Race and Ethnic Relations (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Racial and Ethnicity (slides 16 - 31)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 4
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 7 - W.E.B. DuBois and Race Conflict
  • Task #4: Chapter 10 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity - Crossman
  • Task #5: Video: Jim Crow of the North
  • Week 5 (February 1 - 5) - Chapter 11: Gender, Age, and Health

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Sex and Gender (slides 1 - 13)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 5
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 33 - Theories of Gender
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 36 - Age and Aging
  • Task #4: Chapter 11 Article Analysis - The US War Against the Weak - Yepe
  • Task #5: Video: "Belly of the Beast": Survivors of Forced Sterilizations in California's Prisons Fight for Justice - Democracy Now!
  • Week 6 (February 8 - 12) - Chapter 11: Gender, Age, and Health (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Sex and Gender (slides 14 - 26)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 6
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 32 - Gender Stratification
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 8 - Harriet Martineau and Gender Conflict
  • Task #4: Chapter 11 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Gender and Socialization - Lumen Learning
  • Task #5: Video: The Game Changers
  • Week 7 (February 16 - 19) - Chapter 12: The Family

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for The Family (slides 1 - 21)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 7
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 37 - Theories of Family and Marriage
  • Task #4: Chapter 12 Article Analysis - 'Maid' Offers a Striking Portrait of Single-Working Motherhood -
  • Task #5: Video: When Did Marriage Become About Love?
  • Week 8 (February 22 - 26) - Chapter 12: The Family (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for The Family (slides 22 - 42)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 8
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 38 - Stages in Family Life
  • Task #4: Chapter 12 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - The Sociology of the Family Unit
  • Task #5: Video: Sociology, Marriage, & Family
  • Week 9 (March 1 - 5) - Chapter 13: The Economy and Politics

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Social Class in the United States (slides 1 - 17)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 9
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 6 - Karl Marx and Conflict Theory
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 30 - Politics
  • Task #4: Chapter 13 Article Analysis - The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump - Menon
  • Task #5: Video: American Winter (first 25 minutes)
  • Week 10 (March 8 - 12) - Chapter 13: The Economy and Politics (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Social Class in the United States (slides 18 - 35)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 10
  • Task #3a: Crash Course Sociology # 24 - Social Class and Poverty in the United States
  • Task #3b: Crash Course Sociology # 29 - Economic Systems and the Labor Market
  • Task #4: Chapter 5 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Social Mobility and Poverty - Lumen Learning
  • Task #5: Video: American Winter (second 25 minutes)
  • Week 11 (March 15 - 19) - Chapter 14: Education and Religion

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Education and Religion (slides 1 - 20)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 11
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 39 - Religion and Society
  • Task #4: Chapter 14 Article Analysis - If Biden is Serious About Healing the Country, He Must Change Education Policy - Handel
  • Task #5: Video: The War on Kids (watch first hour)
  • Week 12 (March 22 - 26) - Chapter 14: Education and Religion (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Education and Religion (slides 21 - 39)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 12
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 40 - Education and Society
  • Task #4: Chapter 14 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Why It Matters: Religion and Education (Lumen Sociology)
  • Task #5: Video: The War on Kids (watch second hour)
  • Week 13 (March 29 - April 2) - Chapter 15: Science and the Mass Media

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Science and the Mass Media (slides 1 - 8)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 13
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 3 - Sociology and the Scientific Method
  • Task #4: Chapter 15 Article Analysis - GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s - Handel
  • Task #5: Video: Toxic Sludge is Good for You
  • Week 14 (April 12 - 16) - Chapter 15: Science and the Mass Media (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Science and the Mass Media (slides 9 - 16)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 14
  • Task #3: Crash Course Government and Politics # 44 - Media Institutions
  • Task #4: Chapter 15 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Theoretical Perspectives on Media and Technology (Lumen Sociology)
  • Task #5: Video: Project Censored: The Movie
  • Week 15 (April 19 - 23) - Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Population and Urbanization (slides 1 - 15)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 15
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 20 - Crime
  • Task #4: Chapter 16 Article Analysis - Deploying Urban Space - Garb
  • Task #5: Video: The End of Suburbia (first 40 minutes)
  • Week 16 (April 26 - 30) - Chapter 16: Population and Urbanization (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Population and Urbanization (slides 16 - 31)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 16
  • Task #3: Crash Course World History # 215 - Population, Sustainability, and Malthus
  • Task #4: Chapter 16 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Human Population Growth Creeps Back Up - Sullivan
  • Task #5: Video: The End of Suburbia (second 40 minutes)
  • Week 17 (May 3 - 7) - Chapter 17: Collective Behavior and Social Movements

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Collective Behavior and Social Movements (slides 1 - 20)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 17
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 12 - How We Got Here: Society and Societal Change
  • Task #4: Chapter 17 Article Analysis - Surviving the Ups and Downs of Social Movements - Engler
  • Task #5: Video: This Changes Everything (first hour)
  • Week 18 (May 10 - 14) - Chapter 17: Collective Behavior and Social Movements (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Collective Behavior and Social Movements (slides 21 - 41)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 18
  • Task #3: Crash Course World History # 228 - Nonviolence and Peace Movements
  • Task #4: Chapter 17 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Social Movements - Lumen Sociology
  • Task #5: Video: This Changes Everything (second hour)
  • Week 19 (May 17 - 21) - Chapter 18: Social Change and Modernization

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Social Change and Modernization (slides 42 - 60)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 19
  • Task #3: Crash Course Sociology # 9 - Max Weber and Modernity
  • Task #4: Chapter 18 Article Analysis - The Roles of Social Movements - Zeese and Flowers
  • Task #5: Video: Understanding Problems at the Age of Humans (first 40 minutes)
  • Week 20 (May 24 - 28) - Chapter 18: Social Change and Modernization (continued)

    Notes, Text Assignments, Articles, and Films
  • Task #1: PowerPoint Notes for Social Change and Modernization (slides 61 - 79)
  • Task #2: Text Reading and Text Assignment # 20
  • Task #3: Khan Academy - The Modern Revolution
  • Task #4: Chapter 18 Article Analysis (Read Only - No Journal Response) - Social Change and Modernization - Lumen Sociology
  • Task #5: Video: Understanding Problems at the Age of Humans (second 30 minutes)
  • Recent Articles, Documentaries, and Websites of Interest for Sociology Students:

  • A Message From the Future II: "Years of Repair"
  • The Political Compass
  • A Century of War - RT Documentary
  • The Collapse of the American Empire? - The Agenda with Steve Paikin
  • The Lie We Live [Smart Kid - A Nice Wake-Up Call] - Spencer Cathcart
  • Four Horsemen - Documentary (Great Stuff! Check This Out!)
  • Empire Files: Peter Joseph & Abby Martin on Abolishing Capitalism
  • Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism - The Real News Network
  • The Propaganda Multiplier:How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics - Swiss Propaganda Research
  • Tipping Point: The End of Oil - Documentary
  • Capitalism Never Solves Its Crises; It Moves Them Around Geographically - RSAnimate
  • Two American Families - Frontline Documentary
  • Global Wealth Inequality: What You Never Knew You Never Knew - therules.org
  • Wealth Inequality in America - therules.org
  • Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us - Institute for Policy Studies
  • Park Ave: Wealth, Poverty, and the American Dream - Documentary
  • Shadows of Liberty - Documentary (Mass Media)
  • The Crisis of Civilization - Documentary
  • Let Your Life Be A Friction That Stops The Machine - Class War Films
  • Smash the Control Machine - Otep Rocks!
  • Rise Rebel Resist - Otep Rocks!
  • The Story of Stuff Project
  • The World is Coming to an End - Prince Ea
  • The Final Word from My Two Favorite Comedians of All Time on "The Big Question"