Welcome to this new blog, my name is Chuck Schallhorn and I am currently teaching at San Benito High School in Hollister, California. Over time, my plan with this blog is to share resources so teachers of sociology can have an online location to share ideas and become exposed to new sources of information. Although I am not teaching sociology currently, I have many resources that I look forward to sharing with teachers of sociology. I also look forward to having many current teachers share their own lessons and insights.
While our university counterparts are able to use virtually any resource and discuss any topic freely, because we teach at the high school level, there are likely restrictions on what we can teach depending upon the community in which we teach. One of my goals is to assist teachers in making these accommodations while still staying true to the intent of sociology.
In addition to lessons, I will be recommending readings for teachers, books, videos, films and other resources that correspond well with the high school level.
My name is Chuck Schallhorn and I've been teaching for 25 years (since 1987). My background includes teaching at multiple high schools in Indiana, Illinois and California, so I've been exposed to a variety of socioeconomic/social levels as well as culturally diverse communities. Courses I have taught are Advanced Placement Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, Honors Sociology, World Geography, U.S. Government, Hindu Literature, Cultural Anthropology, and Philosophy (Theories of Human Nature). Thanks for coming along with me on this journey into the sociological imagination.