• Sociology

Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships

High School Sociology curriculum Grades 9–12

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  • Why?

    Relevant Content

    Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships connects students with opportunities to analyze current interesting issues in the field of sociology. The program makes the study of sociology an enjoyable, meaningful experience for all students and makes it relevant for them.

    Support Common Core with Rigor and Skills

    With today’s emphasis on Common Core State Standards, it is more important than ever to have a social studies program that meets the rigor these standards demand. Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships exposes students to a wealth of research opportunities and develops critical skills while analyzing a variety of perspectives and investigating key sociological topics.

    Involve Students in Their Learning

    Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships helps make sociology more meaningful to students by actively involving students in their learning. Each chapter provides application-based assessments that encourage students to participate in their learning.

    Encourage Students with Accessible Content

    From reading support to differentiated instruction, Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships is filled with a variety of student-friendly features designed to enhance the learning experience. With this support, every student can effectively understand the content being taught.

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    • Common Core

      With today’s emphasis on Common Core State Standards, it is more important than ever to have a social studies program that meets the rigor these standards demand. Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships exposes students to the skills and understandings necessary for college and career readiness and helps them become literate, in all its forms, in the 21st century.

      The Grades 6–12 strand in Social Sciences promotes an interdisciplinary approach to literacy by:

      • Including primary source analysis and Common Core informational text reading
      • Incorporating literature and historical fiction selections
      • Utilizing higher-order thinking skills of text evidence, determining point-of-view, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more

      College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards

      Reading in History/Social Sciences

      Key Ideas and Details

      Using key skills like analyzing, evaluating, determining main idea from supporting detail, and drawing conclusions, students will actively look for text evidence in support of learning objectives. Complete skill lessons teach these explicitly, and ample assessment opportunities allow for demonstration of knowledge.

      Craft and Structure

      Sociology teaches students how to read social studies-based informational text with particular guidance and practice on understanding historical readings, developing historical perspective, and formulating historical questions. This focus allows students to understand and compare points-of-view, determine bias, and recognize propaganda as they interpret a variety of primary sources.

      Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

      Sociology offers students continuous opportunities to access a variety of sources—print, audio, visual, interactive media, and video—and in turn to analyze and assess them in 21st-century applications. Students can demonstrate their understanding through projects, proposals, presentations, and more.

      Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

      Sociology offers students a wealth of text genres in the Student Editions, related support material both in print and online, and related small volumes focusing on primary source collections, historical readings, literary collections, and historical literature.

      Writing History/Social Sciences

      Text Types and Purposes

      Sociology is committed to the student writing process with skills and lessons to support them every step of the way with ample and varied writing can be found in formative assessment, informal assessment, formal assessment, and portfolio opportunities.

      Production and Distribution of Writing

      Whether in print or online, Sociology program offers a variety of writing opportunities and platforms for students to research and publish their writing.

      Research to Build and Present Knowledge

      Sociology teaches students how to analyze bias, determine point-of-view, and recognize propaganda, along with interpret print, visual, and Internet source material. The depth and variety of skills culminates in students critically reading and responding to text and supporting their written argument with critical analysis and text evidence.

      Range of Writing

      Sociology offers a variety of writing projects—both short term and long term—to support the different needs of today’s classrooms and schedules. Students demonstrate their knowledge for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    • Scope and Sequence

      Preview the skills taught throughout each unit and chapter.

      Grades K–12 (7.9MB)

      Grades 6–12 (5.8MB)

    • Author

      Meet the author of Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships, one of the best-selling high school programs on the market.

  • Features

    Meeting the needs of all learners is no easy task. This is why Houghton Mifflin Harcourt created Sociology. Designed to engage students with the narrative while integrating multimedia assets, the program brings content to life for students and enriches their understanding.

    Teacher and student resources are available in print and online, providing the kind of anytime, anywhere access to resources that today’s learning environment demands. With leading-edge digital tools, Sociology helps students connect to the content like never before.

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    • Reading Support and Accessibility

      In Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships, reading support works seamlessly with the content, preparing students to learn with focused success.

      Chapter at a Glance

      Chapter at a Glance provides an overview of what students will learn in the chapter.

      Before You Read

      Before You Read at the beginning of each section provides students with the Main Idea Reading Focus Questions, Key Terms, and Taking Notes features.

      Quick Facts and Perspectives

      Quick Facts and Perspectives on charts convey content concisely and foster analysis skills.

      Skills Handbook

      Skills Handbook maximizes the study and understanding of sociology by allowing students to review and practice a variety of key skills.

      Reading and Activity Workbook

      Reading and Activity Workbook is the companion student consumable workbook. It includes Vocabulary Activities, Guided Reading Activities and Simulation Support.

    • Engaging Students and Active Learning

      Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships develops students’ comprehension skills, critical thinking skills, and analysis skills throughout the text.

      Case Study

      Case Study illustrates the concept presented with contemporary examples providing students with a relevant connection to what they are studying.

      Quick Labs

      Quick Labs provide application-based assessments that actively involve students.

      Applying What You've Learned

      Applying What You’ve Learned (Simulations, Labs, and Experiments) explores topics in sociology in-depth for students to actively apply their knowledge.

      Current Research

      Current Research in Sociology feature reviews the cutting-edge psychological research being conducted today and the application of that research to daily life.

      Cultural Diversity

      Cultural Diversity and Sociology feature diversity and the different cultures of the world.

      Sociology in Today's World

      Sociology in Today’s World feature shows that sociology is not just an academic subject, but plays a major role in our daily lives.

      Careers in Sociology

      Careers in Sociology at the end of each unit is designed to inspire and inform students who might want to study sociology at the college level and pursue a career in sociology. It also provides more extension material for teachers who use the regular-level text but teach sociology on the honors level.

      Cultural Diversity: Global Connections

      Cultural Diversity: Global Connections with Rubrics provides activities that reinforce the cultural content in the text and gives students opportunities to look at culture globally.

      Teacher's Guide to Analzying Movies

      Psychology and Sociology Teachers’ Guide to Analyzing Movies provides full classroom support for viewing commercial movies

      Projected-based Activities

      Project-based Activities offer a variety of longer-term assessment tasks that focus on specific concepts in each chapter

      Key Topics

      Key Topics in Psychology and Sociology Video brings the current issues in the world into the classroom

    • Differentiated Instruction

      Sociology: The Study of Human Relationships provides a variety of teaching strategies and activities designed to reach all learners. The Teacher’s Edition and ancillary materials fully support differentiated instruction.

      Chapter Planning Guide

      The Differentiated Instruction section of the Chapter Planning Guide targets program resources to address the needs of struggling or reluctant readers, English language learners, special education students, and advanced/GATE students.

      Teacher's Edition

      The Teacher’s Edition provides point-of-use Differentiating Instruction activities for English language learners, special education students, learners having difficulty with the content, and advanced learners.

      All activities in the Teacher’s Edition wrap are labeled Below-, At-, or Above-level as well as Standard English Mastery where appropriate. Activities are also labeled with appropriate learning styles.

      Reading and Activity Workbook

      Reading and Activity Workbook is the companion student consumable workbook. It includes Vocabulary Activities, Guided Reading Activities and Simulation Support.

      Readings and Case Studies

      Readings and Case Studies in Sociology challenge students to think critically, encouraging them to synthesize information and then write about the impact of the selection.

      APA and ASA Writing Guide

      APA and ASA Writing Guide offers research activities with written outcomes based on the use of the ASA and APA Style® guidelines.

      Teacher Management System

      Teacher Management System includes: Lesson Plans, Pacing Guides, Reading and Activity Workbook Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key.

    • Interactive Online Editions

      When is a book not a book? When it’s an Online Edition! Our online programs contain the same Student Edition that you find in print, but with a host of additional resources and features.

      Book Pages

      Book Pages take you to your Interactive Online Edition.

      eActivities

      eActivites organize all of the online-only features of the book, such as chapter activities, interactive features, videos, eResources, and quizzes and assessments.

      Audio

      Audio shows the downloadable MP3s of section audio and chapter summaries in Spanish.

      References

      References list all additional material from the front and back of the textbook, including English and Spanish Glossary, Supreme Court Decisions, Atlas, and Historic Documents.

      Student Resources

      Student Resources contain media and instructional resources for students to use in conjunction with the book.

      Teacher Resources

      Teacher Resources provide resources exclusively for teacher use, including answer keys, reading support, enrichment activities and assessment options.

      Current Events Website

      hmcurrentevents.com enriches your classroom with subject-specific information from world history, world geography, American history, economics, psychology, sociology, civics, government, and African American history. It also spotlights today’s headlines with blogs, quizzes, activities, and web links.

      For a free 120-day preview of the Student and Teacher Online Editions, please contact your Account Executive.

  • Resources

    Explore Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s social studies resources that further develop students’ comprehension skills.

    Current Events Website

    hmcurrentevents.com enriches your classroom with subject-specific information from world history, world geography, American history, economics, psychology, sociology, civics, government, and African American history. It also spotlights today’s headlines with blogs, quizzes, activities, and web links.

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    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

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