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Mr Cooper’s Sociology Class is probably best-described as a kind of online scheme of work for his students at Broomfield High School in Colorado.

Or at least it was because in 2016 Mr Cooper left the school, maybe for a better-paid position, maybe for greater coaching opportunities (one of Mr Cooper’s big passions is Football, the American variety, rather than the one where you actually kick a ball…), maybe a combination of the above.

Something I mention not to give the impression I’ve been stalking Mr Cooper into his new position as Athletic Director / Assistant Principal but to make you aware this site hasn’t been updated since he left.

So, it’s suffering a little from bit-rot in places (some links have started to break), although this just seems to affect some of the external picture links. The internal links to things like Google Docs are still more-or-less intact.

For how long is anyone’s guess.

So, if you want to grab any of the teaching and learning goodies on offer it might be an idea to get ‘em while you still can.

The class was divided into 9 Units that will be broadly familiar whatever Sociology Specification you happen to be teaching:

1 Sociological Perspective

2 Culture

3 Social Structure

4 Understanding Adolescence

5 Deviance and Social Control

6 Social Stratification

7 Inequalities of Race & Ethnicity

8 Inequalities of Gender and Age

9 Independent Research in Sociology

Each Unit has an associated Calendar that provides an overview of class content, although this is a little esoteric and bound-up with stuff that actually took-place in each class (such as “Reading Chapter 7” without knowing which textbook was used in the class…).

More-usefully, there’s quite a range of supporting material provided by Mr Cooper for each of his sessions, with the most useful being PowerPoint Presentations and Google Docs you can download and adapt, if necessary, to your own particular requirements: the main Deviance and Control Presentation, for example, runs to 56 slides so there’s probably stuff here you might want to use. There’s also a “Warm-Up” Presentation that will, at the very least, provide some interesting ideas for introducing a topic like Deviance.

While, as you might expect, a lot of the material is geared very much to American lives and experiences, there’s probably enough here to make a trawl through the materials worthwhile.

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