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Sperry, Sox – Social Education, 2018
Reflecting on the mediascape since the 2016 elections, it's tempting to think that "fake news" is strictly a twenty-first century phenomenon--designed by webmasters as clickbait for shadowy networks seeking power and profit. This article will explore some ways in which teachers can use the analytical tools of news literacy to unearth the…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Credibility, Media Literacy, Deception
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Hodgin, Erica; Kahne, Joe – Social Education, 2018
The changes in the online information landscape, the divisive nature of political life, and the growing distrust in democratic institutions have all contributed to the increasing circulation of misinformation. These dynamics have made assessing the credibility of information challenging for youth and adults alike. While we have much to learn,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Teacher Student Relationship, Credibility, News Reporting
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Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Greiner, Jeff A. – Social Education, 2016
Teachers can successfully integrate student-centered, disciplined inquiry, and technology into their classroom using the three-part approach to monitoring instruction described in this article.
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2016
These days it is hard not to notice that there is an election going on. Whether glancing at a newspaper, flipping on the TV, or just walking down the street, we see ads and information nearly everywhere. In 2012, my research team's study involving hundreds of adolescents found that the mass media's increased attention to politics can contribute to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Candidates, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Heafner, Tina L.; Zimmerman, Aaron; Triplett, Nicholas; Journell, Wayne – Social Education, 2016
In seeking a disciplinary literacy model that would enable students to express well-developed perspectives and argue contrasting views with the sound use of evidence, the authors developed a student-driven model that emphasized historical investigation, offered substance, and scaffolded reading and writing. To support their project, they created…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, United States History, Grade 8, High School Students
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Miller, Alan C. – Social Education, 2016
At a time when algorithms shape and filter our newsfeeds, teaching students news literacy--how to differentiate credible information from misinformation--has taken on unprecedented importance.
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lopus, Jane S.; McDaniel, Kristen – Social Education, 2015
The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) is one of the most important financial institutions in the world. As the central bank of the United States, it influences the domestic money supply, credit, and interest rates with the goal of achieving stable prices and full employment for the world's largest economy. It provides a variety of services to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Monetary Systems, Banking, Economic Climate
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Breakstone, Joel; Wineburg, Sam; Smith, Mark – Social Education, 2015
In searching for alternatives to multiple choice tests and document-based questions, the authors were inspired by the common practice of "do-nows" (also known as "bell work") in which teachers give students a brief task at the beginning of class to prepare them for the day's lesson. Could these minutes at the start of class be…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Social Studies
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Neumann, Dave – Social Education, 2015
Secondary sources provide students valuable insight into historians' arguments, showing how they disagree, and how events of the present shape interpretation of the past.
Descriptors: Information Sources, Resource Materials, History Instruction, Common Core State Standards
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Croddy, Marshall; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2014
As the C3 Framework for the social studies rolls out, it is hoped that its influence will grow, offering a vision and guidance for the development of a new generation of state social studies standards that promote deeper student learning and the acquisition of essentials skills for college, career, and civic life. In the interim, it can be an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Guidance Programs, Civics
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author describes Internet sites that can help both in-service and pre-service teachers effectively integrate literature and the arts into their social studies instruction. For teachers who already spend time finding and using Internet resources on this topic, some of the recommended sites may seem too basic. Even so, the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Art Education, Literature, Integrated Curriculum
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van Hover, Stephanie; Selverstone, Marc J.; Preston-Grimes, Patrice – Social Education, 2008
The American public often wonders what goes on in the White House and how domestic and foreign policy are made. Designed for use by the research and teaching communities, whitehousetapes.org provides teachers and students the opportunity to learn more about how American presidents have made decisions and exercised leadership during pivotal moments…
Descriptors: United States History, Web Sites, Nonprint Media, Presidents
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Resta, Paul; Flowers, Betty S.; Tothero, Ken – Social Education, 2007
This article describes the "The Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century," a newly unveiled website jointly created by the Learning Technology Center of The University of Texas at Austin and The National Archives' 12 presidential libraries. This web-based resource provides access to the continually growing store of digitized assets from…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Libraries, Web Sites
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Miller, Jack W. – Social Education, 1985
U. S. students are poorly prepared regarding map skills and the general field of geography. Research suggests that significant improvement can and should be made in map and globe teaching programs. Sources that describe what to cover at different age and grade levels and that recommend teaching ideas are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 1996
Briefly explores a number of World Wide Web sites devoted to providing information about the 1996 elections. Evaluates web sites maintained by the Atlantic Monthly, Congressional Quarterly, CNN, and MTV. While most sites cover the national election, at least one, ElectNet, focuses on state and local elections. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources
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