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More ATSS Teacher Support Material

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

atss_logoThanks to the very useful online file converter Zamzar I was able to convert one of the old ATSS support booklets from it’s original Microsoft Publisher .pub format to a more-friendly and easily-edited Word format.

This booklet illustrates the concept of News Values and is based around the question of “Who creates the news?”. The material uses a mix of instruction and activities to encourage students to explore areas like:

  • Editorial Decision Making
  • Marxism and the Control of the News
  • Pluralism and the Media Investigated
  • How Representative is the British Media?
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    ATSS Teacher Support Materials

    Monday, July 11th, 2016

    Those of you with long memories may recall the ATSS (Association for the Teaching of Social Science), an organisation that was eventually folded iatss_logonto the British Sociological Association and lives on (sort-of) in their Teaching Group.

    Anyway, a while back (probably 10 years or so?) ATSS produced a range of Teacher Support booklets, some of which I’ve rediscovered on one of my many hard drives and now present to you “as is” on the off-chance you might find them useful (or you may be able to update and adapt them to your current needs…).

    Deviancy Amplification (part 1)

    Is sociology a science?

    AS Sociological Methods

    Globalisation

     

    Beyond Genetics 1: DNA and Proteins

    Friday, July 8th, 2016

    Our latest (August 2016) 3-part film “Beyond Genetics” shows how developments in the field of epigenetics are shedding new light on the “nature – nurture” debate and this simple animation, taken from the first part of the film “All in the Genes?” illustrates the relationship between DNA, proteins and genetic transmission.