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A Sociological Analysis of The Blind Side Writing Assignment
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The Blind Side
Introduction to Sociology
Social Construction of Race
Social Construction of Family

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Medley-Rath, Stephanie. 2013. “A Sociological Analysis of The Blind Side Writing Assignment”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher, who came from a disadvantaged childhood and is now a professional football player. We are reading this book because it illustrates many of the sociological concepts we learn during the semester including, social promotion, racial inequality, culture shock, among others. You will write a sociological analysis of...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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Class Level(s):
College 100
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Goal 1: This reading and writing assignment is designed for students to apply the concepts they have learned over the course of the semester to a nonfiction book.
  2. Goal 2: This activity allows students to delve more deeply into a specific concept through reading and writing.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Writing assignment and test questions.

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