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Fertility and Family Planning This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course. In this exercise, students will work in groups of 2-3 to analyze data of 1 of 16 issues relating to fertility and demographic trends. This activity uses eight customized data sets, two made from the 1990 Census and six from combining census information from 1950-1990. It 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: Wendy D. Manning Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Social Stratification (Part I & II) This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course that focuses on race and ethnicity. In this particular exercise, students complete a brief exercise in order to become acquainted with WebCHIP in order to complete the more lengthy Part II of the Social Stratification/Race and Ethnicity activity. 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: Brent Marshall Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Social Structure-Personality: What is the relationship between social class and child-rearing values? This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the relationship between social class and child-rearing values. Students will analyze the relationship between two variables and fill out a table, and answer optional questions to assess their critical thinking skills. This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on http://www.gss.norc.org/. The General Social Survey is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data. Creator: Jeffrey Lashbrook Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Gender Inequality in the United States This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to explore the impact of gender on the earnings of full-time workers in general and within a specific occupation. This activity uses two customized data sets made from the 2000 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: Jeffrey Lashbrook Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Do Blacks Earn Less than Whites and Why? This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. It focuses on income and poverty between race/ethnic groups in the United States. 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: Jeffrey Leiter Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
White/Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities This exercise was developed for use in an introductory population course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit on race and ethnicity, and focuses on the dissimilarity index. This activity uses the charts, rankings and maps on CensusScope.org. CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool to investigate U.S. trends using census data. Creator: Steven Lilley Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Differences in Social Class Status and Poverty Levels Among Older Adults in the United States This exercise was developed for use in an upper-level sociology course that could also be used in a gerontology course. The exercise was presented as a way for students to examine poverty trends among different demographic groups. This activity uses a customized data set made from the 2000 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: Patricia P. Lynott Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Fear of Crime This activity is used in a Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity teaches students about race, gender and violence in the United States. This activity uses General Social Survey data and data analysis tools from their own website. The web based software is a bit counter-intuitive, and clearer instructions in class might be necessary. Creator: Jana Jasinski Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Using Existing Statistics to Test Social Disorganization Theory This activity is used in a Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity uses Census data to look at the correlation between marriage, crime and welfare services. Creator: Jana Jasinski Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
U.S. Housing Patterns, Living Arrangements, and Life Chances This exercise was developed for use in an introductory sociology course. The exercise was presented as part of a unit to better understand the concept of "life chances" in relation to achieving one of the components of the American Dream: housing. This activity uses a three 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: Diane Kayongo-Male Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity

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