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Membership for High School Teachers

Use the promotional code PROHS16 when registering your membership. Enroll or renew as an ASA High School Teacher member by clicking the link below.

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NCSS Annual Conference Symposium Materials

Materials are available from the ASA Symposium sessions at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference (downloadable in PDF and PPT).

NCSS C3 Framework

ASA has contributed to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and the Sociology Companion Document can be found in Appendix C on page 73.

Sociology in Social Studies Workshop

The Sociology for Social Studies Fall 2014 Workshop is a professional development event which promotes incorporation of sociological concepts into the secondary social studies curriculum.

High School Sociology

CAST to join NCSA and MSS at Chicago Meetings

CAST (Chicago Area High School Teachers) will hold its eighth professional development conference in conjunction with the North Central Sociological Association, the Midwest Sociological Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the American Sociological Association on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  This conference is being held in collaboration with the 2016 NCSA/MSS Annual Meeting being held in Chicago and will provide an opportunity for the sociology teachers of the Chicago area to share their curriculum, to be exposed to new content, and to set goals for future curricular development.

Registration for the event is closed. 

Contact Hayley Lotspeich or Chris Salituro with any questions.

ASA National Standards for High School Sociology Approved!

During the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, the ASA Council met and officially approved the new National Standards for High School Sociology. The National Standards were officially released this past November at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the ASA High School Sociology Planning Program Team held a four-part symposium based on the National Standards' four learning domains.

The National Standards for High School Sociology document is now available as a full download. The free PDF is available in the link below.

High School Standards

Visit the ASA Bookstore to buy a copy of the National Standards.

High School Sociology at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference

The ASA High School Planning Program team held a very successful four part symposium at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference. It was here that the ASA officially released the first-time in discipline history National Standards for High School Sociology. If you were not able to join us in New Orleans you can review the symposium materials in the 2015 Conference link to the right.

The program team will be back at the 2016 NCSS Conference in our home city Washington, DC. We hope you can join us!

High School Teachers Can Join ASA!

High school teachers can join the ASA at a special discounted rate of $65 for a full year.  As ASA members, high school teachers receive all of the regular benefits of ASA membership, plus they automatically receive a personal subscription to Contexts magazine and full access to TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.

Use the promotional code: PROHS16 when registering your membership. Enroll or renew as an ASA High School Teacher member by clicking the link below.

High School Teachers Listserv

Want to receive news about high school sociology and connect with other teachers around the country? Join the ASA High School listserv by sending a message to

Introduction to Sociology Curriculum Guidelines

The purpose of Introsocsite is to freely share the curriculum designed by the 2001 ASA Task Force on High School Sociology for a college-level high school sociology course, as well as general resources to assist in the teaching and learning of Intro to Sociology.