American Sociological Association

ASA Symposium Materials NCSS 2018

ASA Symposium (Session 1) - Data in the Classroom

The first session focuses on how teachers can use data within the C3 Framework and the ASA National Standards for High School Sociology. The session also introduces a number of free datasets and data resources used in the classroom.  

Presenter: Lynette Hoelter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 

PowerPoint Presentation


ASA Symposium (Session 2) - Hate Speech or Free Speech

Sociologist Laura Beth Nielsen presents her research on hate speech and discusses how teachers can use free speech controversies to teach sociology.  

Presenters:  Laura Beth Nielsen, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 

PowerPoint Presentation


ASA Symposium (Session 3) - Teaching with the ASA National Standards

Learn strategies to teach core concepts from the ASA National Standards, including the sociological perspective and social structure, as well as socialization, stratification, and inequality.

Presenters: Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Chris Salituro, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL. 

Chris' Handout

Hayley's Handout #1

Hayley's Handout #2



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