Resource Collections 

Resource Collections

Curated by the TRAILS editorial staff, Resource Collections highlight syllabi, activities and assignments around important topics in sociology.  Click the collection titles below to see a hand picked set of TRAILS resources.


 Teaching the 2016 presidential Election

Editor Julie Pelton has penned a blog post for ASA's blog, Speak for Sociology on the role and importance of teachers and teaching after the 2016 Presidential election. In that spirit, we have created a TRAILS resource collection called, "Teaching the 2016 Presidential Election." The resources featured in this collection touch on a variety of topics related to the election and explain some of the issues being raised across the country and the world as we transition to a new administration. 

High school Sociology

High School Sociology collection is a set of curated resources aligned with the new National Standards for High School Sociology.  

Sexualities in the Social World

The 2015 ASA Annual Meeting theme had us to consider how sexuality which is seemingly personal and private, can also has profound cultural and social influences.

Presidential Pedagogies

ASA Presidents are leaders in their fields of study. Through TRAILS, we can use their expertise to enhance our own teaching and learning. By clicking on the link above, you can browse a collection of published TRAILS resources by former, current and soon-to-be ASA Presidents.

 Integrating Data Analysis into the Undergraduate curriculum

Incorporating data analysis into undergraduate sociology classrooms is one important way to encourage student interest in the rich potential of science at an early level and connect students to the empirical basis of the discipline.