American Sociological Association

ASA Symposium Materials NCSS 2019

ASA Symposium (Session 1) - How Americans Teach and Learn About Guns: Lessons for the Classroom

Professor Shapira conducted research on firearms schools and interviewed students about how they learn about guns. By examining how people become gun owners, he provides ideas for teaching about this topic.

Presenter: Harel Shapira, University of Texas, Austin. 

PowerPoint Presentation


ASA Symposium (Session 2) - Informed Action in the Sociology Classroom: Lessons that Transform and Engage

Discover resources that will increase informed action and critical inquiry in the sociology classroom. Receive interactive lessons and resources to involve students.

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

Chris' Handout

Hayley's Handout #1 (Domain 3)

Hayley's Handout #2 (Domain 4)


ASA Symposium (Session 3) - Using the ARDA to Develop Data Analysis Skills

Learn about free Internet resources available through the Association of Religion Data Archives to teach data analysis. They are applicable to sociology, psychology, anthropology, civics, history, economics, and geography.

Presenters:  Kevin Dougherty, Baylor University. 

PowerPoint Presentation



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