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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Duke, Nell K.; Strachan, Stephanie L. – Social Education, 2019
The primary-grade years offer a critical opportunity to engage children in understanding and navigating their social world; in discovering the historical events, people, and movements that have shaped contemporary life; in finding--both literally and figuratively--their place in the world; and in understanding how people live together, resolve…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Vilotti, Kimberly; Berson, Ilene – Social Education, 2019
As young children engage in their play and daily activities, they show a natural interest in the world around them. Early childhood educators may capitalize on these interests and carefully plan a variety of experiences with social studies in mind, cultivating and extending young children's diverse skills and abilities to form and voice opinions,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Social Studies, Skill Development
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Hauver, Jennifer – Social Education, 2017
Formal civic education that seeks to develop young people's appreciation and competence for active participation in their communities is critically important, and we should continue to advocate for its inclusion. Learning to live together--in community with diverse others--has always required far more than formal civic education curriculum has…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Civics, Informal Education