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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $88.00
  • August 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93395-6
  • 592 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

The Family

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change


Philip N. Cohen (Author, University of Maryland)

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The free coursepack offers a wealth of activities and opportunities for self-assessment and review. It includes an optional ebook, chapter-based assignments, test banks, glossary flashcards, and matching exercises. A pre-reading quiz and review quiz are offered for each chapter, with a variety of common LMS question types, including multiple-choice, ranking/ordering, and matching questions. Online versions of the workshops are available and a “Writing About Sociology” section offers practice assignments. The coursepack also includes gradable exercises based on the “Story Behind the Numbers” animations and blog posts.

Streaming clips from the Sociology in Practice: Thinking about the Family DVD feature multiple-choice activities that connect each clip to key sociological concepts.

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“Story Behind the Numbers” online animations

These 90-second animations guide students through concepts presented in the text’s infographics and are useful for teaching online or in the classroom. Samples are available on Norton’s YouTube channel, and all thirteen animations are in the coursepack and enhanced ebook.

"Story Behind the Number" animated infographic links, RTF Access Resource

Lecture PowerPoints

Engaging lecture PowerPoint slides offer a suggested classroom lecture outline in the notes field that will be particularly helpful to first-time teachers.

Lecture PowerPointsSample, Chapter 3
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Art Slides

All of the art and photos from the book are available for classroom use.

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Test Bank

The Test Bank has been revised and updated to conform to Bloom’s taxonomy and includes 40-50 multiple choice and 10-15 essay questions per chapter. Each question is tagged with metadata that places it in the context of the chapter, as well as difficulty level, making it easy for instructors to prepare exams.

Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® 8.1 Assessment Suite, Win
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Instructor's Manual

The instructor's manual assists lesson development with suggestions for in-class discussion and group work, writing assignments and projects, and workshops that encourage students to practice sociology.

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Sociology in Practice: Thinking About Family Instructor DVD

W. W. Norton (Author)

A DVD of clips on the family drawn from documentaries by independent filmmakers. more

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