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The Social Structures of the Cities This exercise for an Urban Sociology course provides a look at population data in the United States and how geographic demographics have changed over time. This activity uses a two customized datasets, one made from the 1990 Census and one made from combining census information from 1980-1990 guides. The exercise guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Jim Wright Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Florida Cities and Metro Areas This exercise for an Urban Sociology course provides a look at demographics in Florida Metropolitan Area. This activity uses The Statistical Abstract of the United States, The County and City Data Book and The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book. Creator: Jim Wright Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Income Inequality In the United States In this exercise designed for an introductory sociology course, students will use WebCHIP and data analysis to assess whether there are income discrepancies related to race and gender. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Tim Thorton Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Data Analysis of Socio-Economic Status In this exercise designed for a Race, Class and Gender course. Students will examine the effect of gender and race on social class in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 2000 Census and guides students through data interpretation using table outputs from WebCHIP found at DataCounts!. Creator: James A. Vela-McConnell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Quantitative Data Analysis In this exercise designed a for Race, Class and Gender course, students will look at how the relationship between education, family and earnings over time in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from combining census information from 1950-1990 and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: James A. Vela-McConnell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Sociology of Healthcare This exercise for an upper-level sociology course provides an introduction to the sociological study of heath care. These collection of 2 exercises will enable students to work on the accuracy of their results, use WebCHIP, create clear presentations of data in tabular format, critically analyze and review their findings, while learning about health care trends. This activity uses a three customized datasets, one made from the 1990 Census and two made from the 2000 Census. The exercise guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Esther Wilder Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
AIDS in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Detailed Examination of Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa and Uganda This exercise was designed for a sociology course. Students will watch a video, analyze AIDS data from African countries and see how AIDS affects other aspects of the specified country, and finally complete a project in which students use data to offer potential solutions to the crisis. This activity uses two in-class videos (see references), the charts, rankings and maps on http://www.unaids.org/en/ provided by the U.N. and other AIDS related websites where students are directed to find specific information. Please see the resources document (under teaching materials) for additional sites/sources for students to utilize while doing the module. Creator: Kathy Rowell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Exploring Appalachian Poverty in Ohio Students in this sociology class will role play as members of the governor's office to inform the Governor of many of the problems facing children in the United States and the State of Ohio. Data analysis pertaining to hunger, poverty, crime, health, and education are included as multiple resources for data, in addition to KidsCount, are used. This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on KidsCount. KidsCount is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data. Creator: Kathy Rowell Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Using the General Social Survey to Investigate Social Relationships This exercise for a Social Demography class utilizes General Social Survey data to analyze a problem of interest. This activity uses the data software on the SDA Archive. The SDA Archive is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using General Social Survey Data. Creator: Rongjun Sun Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Race and Changing Household Structure Students in this introductory demography course will use this activity to discuss cross-cultural variations in household structure, as well as changes across time in household structure in the United States. This activity uses a customized data set made from combining census information from 1950-1990 and guides students through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts! Creator: Jay Teachman Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity

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