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The Boycott, Then and Now

The Boycott, Then and Now

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social ... (more)

The boycott is one of the most powerful, time-tested tactics that social movements have at their disposal. History offers many examples of people joining together to exercise their power as consumers in support of movements for social justice, civil rights, and workers' rights. By calling for people to not spend their money on a target good or service, boycotts can aid these movements by drawing on a wider base of supporters who would otherwise be unable to participate. This lesson examines the historical development of the boycott as a tactic - with examples of its use by both progressives and conservatives - and looks at some recent boycotts that are related to hot-button political issues. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Teachable Moment
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Author:
Mark Engler
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Culture Tech, Spring 2003

Culture Tech, Spring 2003

This class is divided into a series of sections or "modules", each ... (more)

This class is divided into a series of sections or "modules", each of which concentrates on a particular large technology-related topic in a cultural context. The class will start with a four-week module on Samurai Swords and Blacksmithing, followed by smaller units on Chinese Cooking, the Invention of Clocks, and Andean Weaving, and end with a four-week module on Automobiles and Engines. In addition, there will be a series of hands-on projects that tie theory and practice together. The class discussions range across anthropology, history, and individual development, emphasizing recurring themes, such as the interaction between technology and culture and the relation between "skill" knowledge and "craft" knowledge.Culture Tech evolved from a more extensive, two-semester course which formed the centerpiece of the Integrated Studies Program at MIT.  For 13 years, ISP was an alternative first-year program combining humanities, physics, learning-by-doing, and weekly luncheons.  Culture Tech represents the core principles of ISP distilled into a 6-unit seminar. Although many collections of topics have been used over the years, the modules presented here are a representative sequence.  (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Aviles, Amilio
Rising, James
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Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda

Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda

This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South ... (more)

This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include: theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression, liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service, provision relationships and consideration of disability in relation to human spaces, physical, economic and philosophical. Noteworthy, is the inclusivity of its nearly fifty contributors, many of whom write both as disabled South Africans and as educators, , linguists, psychologists, human rights activists, entrepreneurs, mental health practitioners, academics, and NGO and government officials. Equally stimulating is the range of writing styles, including interviews, a provocatively stark contrasting of voices in a chapter on Psychiatric Disability and Social Change, various well-crafted articles on theoretical issues, and the autobiographical style of many of the contributions. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection will resonate powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field and will set the benchmark for cutting-edge debates in a transforming South Africa. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Capetown
Provider:
University of Capetown
Author:
Brian Watermeyer
Leslie Swartz
Marguerite Schneider
Mark Priestley (eds)
Theresa Lorenzo
Education as Change

Education as Change

This accredited journal publishes contributions from any field of education. While the ... (more)

This accredited journal publishes contributions from any field of education. While the emphasis is on empirical research, theoretical or methodological papers, review articles, short communications, book reviews and letters containing fair commentary on previously published articles will also be considered. Priority is given to articles that are relevant to Africa or that address cross-cultural topics, and to contributions addressing educational issues of social change and development. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
OER Africa
Provider:
University of Johannesburg, Centre for Education Practice Research
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Global Nomads Group: Media Literacy Curriculum

Global Nomads Group: Media Literacy Curriculum

This 5-day curriculum teaches digital storytelling and media literacy skills through engaging ... (more)

This 5-day curriculum teaches digital storytelling and media literacy skills through engaging youth to think critically on issues relevant to their life and future. This unit is guided by the question, "How does media contribute to positive social change?” (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
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Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived ... (more)

Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
OpenStax College
Provider:
Rice University
No Strings Attached
Intro to Sociology (SOC 101)

Intro to Sociology (SOC 101)

Sociology is the study of social groups, structures, processes, institutions, and events. ... (more)

Sociology is the study of social groups, structures, processes, institutions, and events. This course will focus on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping peopleęs lives and experiences. This idea that we are all profoundly affected by the society in which we live is the guiding light of sociology. Sociologists also study the ways in which people, as they interact, shape their social systems. Topics studied will include socialization, social interaction, culture, groups, social structure, deviance, social inequality, social class, race, gender, institutions (political, economic, educational, family, and religious), collective behavior and social change. Students will be asked to learn the basic concepts, theories, and perspectives of sociology, to see how these operate in terms of social processes, structures, and events, and to apply this knowledge to better understand the social world. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open Course Library
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
No Strings Attached
Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009

Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009

" This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set ... (more)

" This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradigmatic shifts for urban scholarship, social policy and the planning practice." (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Davis, Diane
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World Civilizations Q1

World Civilizations Q1

World Civilizations is a survey course that examines historic and cultural events ... (more)

World Civilizations is a survey course that examines historic and cultural events from five time periods in world history. Students learn about early civilizations, classical civilizations focusing on Greece, Rome and China, and interregional contact which lead to exploration and cultural diffusion during the middle ages. From there students investigate the role of revolution and social change and finally culminate their study of world history with a look at the march towards global integration during the 20th and 21st centuries. This is a rich and interactive course offering students opportunities for students to become eye-witnesses of history. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Open High School of Utah
Provider:
Open High School of Utah
Author:
Individual Authors
No Strings Attached
World Civilizations Q2

World Civilizations Q2

World Civilizations is a survey course that examines historic and cultural events ... (more)

World Civilizations is a survey course that examines historic and cultural events from five time periods in world history. Students learn about early civilizations, classical civilizations focusing on Greece, Rome and China, and inter-regional contact which lead to exploration and cultural diffusion during the middle ages. From there students investigate the role of revolution and social change and finally culminate their study of world history with a look at the march towards global integration during the 20th and 21st centuries. This is a rich and interactive course offering students opportunities for students to become eye-witnesses of history. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Open High School of Utah
Provider:
Open High School of Utah
Author:
Individual Authors
No Strings Attached
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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