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Johnson, Aaron; Hicks, David; Ogle, Todd; Bowman, Doug; Cline, David; Ragan, Eric – Social Education, 2017
In 2014, Virginia's Montgomery County school division adopted a place-based social studies curriculum titled "My Place in Time and Space" for fifth grade students. The curriculum promotes an awareness of the impact of place on local knowledge and disciplinary understandings in southwest Virginia, while also connecting local history to…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Computer Simulation
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Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Education, 2013
Barbara Cruz describes how what began as a challenge (i.e., finding or justifying the time to spend on history instruction in an environment of high-stakes testing) turned into a rich learning experience for students using historical fiction. By designing experiences that were literacy centered but based in historical content, this group of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Fiction, History, Childrens Literature
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Herczog, Michelle – Social Education, 2012
A notable feature of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts is the attention given to the teaching of reading and writing in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The Standards for Reading Informational Text that are included in the Common Core State Standards require students to read texts in depth, understand…
Descriptors: State Standards, English, Language Arts, Grade 5
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Broughton, Sally – Social Education, 2010
In the pre-Internet world of 1992, a new organization called Project Vote Smart used the highest technology available--a toll-free Voter's Research Hotline--to help voters get the facts about candidates and elected officials. Designed to give voters the tools they needed to "Vote Smart," the Hotline connected voters with questions to 50…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), National Standards, Civics, Grade 6