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Acikalin, Mehmet – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
The Internet has become one of the most common educational tools used by teachers and students in social studies education worldwide. Although there are extensive studies on how the Internet is used by teachers as an instructional tool in social studies classes, less work has been done to explain how students themselves use and interact with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Studies
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Wright-Maley, Cory – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
A slavery simulation that took place as part of a field trip for students of a Hartford junior high academy led a father to file a human rights suit against the school district, and for one official to comment that simulations of complex and tragic human phenomena have "no place in an educational system." In light of these conclusions,…
Descriptors: Slavery, Simulation, Field Trips, History Instruction
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Morris, Ronald V.; Welch, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Students who use drama assess their work through using a science fiction essay to help them look for and make connections between times, places, people, and situations. The students then use assessment guidelines to focus their ideas, stimulate their creativity, and demonstrate minimum standards of excellence. Finally, students have access to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Drama, Middle School Students, Class Activities
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Thompson, Laura A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Beginning in the early 20th century, the role of citizenship as an organizing concept has been significant in the teaching of social studies. The central aim of the social studies was the production of "good citizens," and the main focus of the Alberta social studies curriculum has ultimately become developing "responsible"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Junior High Schools