Sociology Magazine No.1: Risk Society:

Some time ago we shelled-out for new Publishing software to replace the tried-and-trusted PagePlus we’d been using for donkey’s years. It’s replacement, Affinity Publisher, was not so much a change as a continuity under another name: Affinity is published by Serif who also published PagePlus (please keep up at the back). To cut a long […]

Sociology Through Active Learning

It’s been a while since I last posted any orphaned texts and Sociology Through Active Learning is one I’ve been meaning to post for some time but haven’t managed to get around to it until now. Broadly, it’s a text designed to provide teachers with a range of activities to use with their students, both […]

Sociology Transition Materials

If you’re unfamiliar with the idea, Sociology transition materials are resources designed to help students transition from either GCSE to A-level or from A1 to A2. In the normal course of events they consist of notes, readings, activities and exercises that students complete during the long months of their summer holidays when they would otherwise […]

Mr Cooper’s Sociology Class

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, […]

Sociology Revision Blasts

Having girded my loins, as you do, for this set of Tutur2U GCSE and A-level Revision videos I was quite prepared to be met with a series of “worthy-but-a-little-dull” screencasts that used a “Podcasts with Pictures” format to talk students through a range of sociological topics. In other words, someone talking over and around a […]

Sociology Texts: Another Big Bundle of Free

One of the things we like to do on this blog is discover and post orphaned sociology textbooks – as in texts published sometime this century that have either gone out of print or been superseded by later, bigger, more-colourful, All-Singing-All-Dancing versions – for the benefit of teachers and students in these straitened economic times. […]

Sociology Now: another free sociology text

Sociology Now is an American textbook currently on its 3rd edition of which this, probably-needless-to-say-but-I-will-anyway, isn’t it. Instead we have what may or may not be the 2nd edition hailing from 2012. I say “may or may not” because it describes itself as the “2010 Census edition”. And while this, in the words of the […]

Free Online Sociology Course

If you’re looking to give your a-level students a little extra out-of-class tuition, the Saylor Academy “a non-profit initiative working since 2008 to offer free and open online courses to all who want to learn. We offer nearly 100 full-length courses at the college and professional levels, each of which is available right now – […]

Some More (Free) Psychology Textbooks

I’ve recently, for some reason, been collecting links to a number of free psychology textbooks – either books released under a Creative Commons licence, such as OpenStax Psychology and the almost-but-not-quite rude-sounding Noba Collection, or texts that, for one reason or other have gone out-of-print, been superseded by a newer, shiner, version or simply fallen […]

Not Just Another Sociology Book

A text that’s well-worth adding to your collection, even if it’s something you’re only likely to use infrequently when you want to give your students a bit of extended reading around a writer or topic. From time-to-time I’ve posted links to a variety of Sociology and Psychology textbooks that, for one reason or another (because […]