AbstractThis article advocates for an updated use of science fiction in the sociology classroom and provides an example from a lesson plan centered around Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Science fiction is helpful to the sociology instructor because it can illustrate social change, aspects of society such as gender, race, and class, and introduce the...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesThe ASA journal Teaching Sociology (TS) and TRAILS: the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology share a common mission to disseminate effective teaching strategies and promote scholarly teaching. This article citation is brought to you through a collaborative project in which Teaching Sociology resources are integrated into TRAILS to...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- To use critical thinking and analysis.
- To understand and use the sociological perspective.
- Assessment of essay questions