ERIC Number: ED116977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Tips for Teaching Pre-college Sociology.
Risinger, C. Frederick
Because of an increasing interest in sociology at the high school level, this publication was developed as an aid to teachers, department heads, and supervisors to incorporate sociology into the secondary curriculum. The introduction defines sociology as not merely a study of society but specifically as the observation of social relationships, a study of groups or aggregates of individuals within a society. In addition, the major subfields of sociology, including research, social psychology, and population and ecology, are examined in this chapter. The second chapter suggests teaching strategies and resources. Two methods of integrating sociology into the curriculum are explore: the separate course method and integration as a supplement to the regular curriculum. The third chapter presents seven model activities that the author has found to be successful in his own teaching. These range from 15- to 30-minute interaction activities to group research projects that can last as long as four to six weeks. A list of organizations and resources to aid in the development and evaluation of secondary sociology programs concludes the document. (JR)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Teaching Methods
Publications, Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (SSEC no. 186, $1.55 prepaid or purchase order)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.