First published in 1978, Studying Society is a stimulating introductory text in sociology and social studies. It discusses socially relevant themes such as childhood, school, teenagers, families, housing, communities, and power. The themes are introduced through original examples like photographs, newspaper cuttings, charts, and case studies to help students develop skills of information gathering, interpretation, imagination, objectivity, and discussion.
It is a pupil-centred, activity based working book that includes wealth of information from a wide variety of sources. It is a unique attempt to combine enjoyable and stimulating learning activities with the serious demands of external examinations. It will help teachers to convince pupils that learning can be both informative and exciting.
Table of Contents
Teachers’ Foreword 1. Studying Society 2. Facts and Figures 3. Childhood 4. School 5. Teenage Trends 6. Family Matters 7. Housing 8. Community Concerns 9. People with Power Index Glossary Useful Addresses
Jane L. Thompson