Changes in Families and Households: 1950-2000
This module teaches students to think about household and family dynamics over time, and to use computer software to access and analyze census data and to produce and interpret simple statistics.
This module is designed to illustrate the effects of selection bias on the observed relationship between premarital cohabitation and later divorce. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.
This module examines the disability community and inequality. Students will attempt to determine which is the best indicator of disability and will form a composite to describe the disability community.
Diversity in Family and Household Patterns
This module is designed to illustrate differences in family and household composition patterns for different groups based on race/ethnicity and social class. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.
Do Blacks Earn Less than Whites and Why?
In this module, students will explore the numerous factors contributing to earnings differences, including education and race.
Exploring Education Attainment of U.S. Native-born and Foreign-born
This module explores the effects of nativity, race, and ethnicity on educational attainment in the U.S.
Florida Cities and Metro Areas
In addition to the raw data files that you analyzed in Module One, the US Census makes a great deal of information about cities (and everything else) available through its various publications. Our learning objective in Module Two is to familiarize students with these data resources and their contents by retrieving information on various Florida cities and metropolitan areas.
Immigration in the U.S.
In this module you will explore some of the impacts of this immigration by examining the characteristics of the foreign-born population, comparing these characteristics to those of the native born population. You will get a chance to explore where immigrants come from, how the composition of the immigrant population has changed, where immigrants settle, and what they do once they get here.
Putting Census Data to Work
This module introduces students to using census data through three distinct scenarios: grocery store chains, anti-poverty programs, and bookstores.
Race and Ethnic Diversity Among U.S. Families
This module teaches students to think about contemporary race and ethnic diversity in families, to use census data in the sociology of the family, to use computer software to access and analyze census data and to produce and interpret simple statistics.
Race and Poverty in the United States
In this module, students will take a look at race and poverty in the United States in an attempt to determine the relationship between the two. Variables such as age and household type will be taken into consideration.
This module will introduce students to demographic and statistical language and terms and encourage critical thinking and extrapolation skills.
Residential Mobility and Migration
In this module you will have the opportunity to explore the frequency of different types of residential moves carried out by Americans. You will examine some of the basic determinants of residential mobility by looking at variations in different types of mobility by age, marital status, education, and housing tenure.
The Explosion of Teenage Motherhood: Myth or Reality
The focus of this module will be to dispel some misconceptions about teenage motherhood and to introduce students to CHIP. Data from 1950 to 1990 will be examined by age, race/ethnicity, education, and poverty level.
Using Existing Statistics to Test Social Disorganization Theory
This module is used in an online Criminology Course. The students have read their textbook discussing social disorganization theory and in this data analysis exercise will have the opportunity to test this theory with data obtained from the Census Bureau.
White/Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities
In this module, students will explore the dissimilarity index in American cities.
Photo Story 3
This module will introduce Photo Story 3 explaining how to download it, create documents using it, and how to incorporate those documents into an elementary school classroom.
National and Imperial Power in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Fiction
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in conjunction with nineteenth-century U.S. travel fiction.
NCATE-ELCC Internship Scoring Rubric
This module is an individual chapter in a Collection authored by David Parks from Virginia Tech and edited by Theodore Creighton, Laura Farmer, and Corrine Sackett.
Virtual Fieldtrips in the Elementary School Classroom
This module focuses on the use of virtual fieldtrips in the elementary school classroom. Classroom based examples are listed, advantages and disadvantages of using this technology are described, and tips for effective implementation are reviewed for exploring virtual fieldtrips in the classroom.