Friday, January 29, 2016

Service Opportunity: Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2016



Stevenson will again be represented by sociology students in the 2016 Polar Plunge.  This is a really fun event that helps raise money for the Special Olympics.

The plunge takes place in Fox Lake at Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd.  It is right past Rays Chevy on route 12 in Fox Lake.

The plunge is on Sunday February 28, 2016 at 12pm.

Usually, you will be done by 2pm.

You must raise $75 to plunge!  For your efforts at raising money and for plunging, sociology students can earn 3 hours doing this event.

To register, please go to this website and setup an account but be sure to select Stevenson High School as your school/group/organization.

If you are not sure about how to do it or if you want more info, download a flyer here.

Some tips for the event:
Bring an extra towel to stand on after you plunge.
Bring a plastic bag to put your wet clothes in.
Have loose fitting clothing to change into.
Wear some shoes/boots that you can take on/off easily and can get wet/dirty.



Friday, January 8, 2016

Course Evaluation

Please click on the following link and complete the course evaluation (I will also embed the evaluation in the post below). All responses are anonymous and I would really appreciate your honest and thoughtful input. After everyone is finished with the survey, there will be sometime to share your input with me personally. Thanks so much!

First, here is an evaluation about my class. Then, please leave advice for future students in the comment section.  Thanks!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Post 11: Conclusion

The last exercise of the year will ask you to examine yourself from your new sociological imagination. For the very first blog of the year, each student answered the question, “Who am I? Write a blog entry that defines who you are. Explain to the class what makes up the person you are. What are the biggest influences in your life? What are your goals/purposes in life?”

Now that we have finished the semester, I want you to re-examine your answer to that question. For the last blog of the year, amend your first answer in light of our sociology experience. How would you change that answer knowing what you know now about sociology? You can use your other blogs as reminders of the topics we learned about in class: culture, socialization, media, gender, teens, deviance, social class and race. How does sociology shape the way you think about yourself or your world? If you’d like, you can copy and paste your old blog entry into a new entry and highlight all the differences now in italics or another color, etc.