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Social Education, 2015
Within the United States, education has long been valued as a means of fostering the growth and development of each person in order to realize the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, non-discrimination, and respect for the rights of all. In an increasingly globalized world and within the United States itself, this growth and development must…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Haas, Brandon J.; Berson, Michael J.; Berson, Ilene R. – Social Education, 2015
The use of testimony in teaching about the Holocaust has long been a practice, relying on resources such as memoirs, diaries, and audio recordings. Having first-person accounts provides a window into the experience of those who lived the historical events that now fill the pages of text. As we mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, World History, War, Video Technology
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2015
Technological innovations and inventions are changing society and world culture so fast that it's often difficult to keep up. This article provides many web sites that will provide classroom teachers or even full social studies departments with information and lesson plans to integrate the importance of inventions and technology into their…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Intellectual Property, United States History, Social Change
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Arthurs, Seán – Social Education, 2015
How can educators immerse high school students in a real murder case investigation that will require them to draw upon and practice the critical thinking, literacy, and reasoning skill sets so highly valued under the Common Core, the C3 Framework and the 21st Century skills rubric? As an attorney and former high school teacher, the author knew…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Inquiry
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2015
As the American public starts to focus on the 2016 election, questions about whether "young people" (generally people who are under 30) really know enough to vote, and whether they will vote, often dominate the media discussion. It's important to know the answers to these questions because they affect our democracy. Young people have…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Differences, Civics
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Gibbs, Brian C. – Social Education, 2015
This article describes a discussion activity centered on a topic of interest to students, and how it helped teach seventh graders the rules of civic dialogue while engaging students with a range of academic abilities. The protocol asks students to closely read the text or texts given to them, take a position, write their position out in a short…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Civics, Social Studies, Grade 7
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Woodson, Ashley N. – Social Education, 2015
Google and other online search engines can provide immediate answers to empirical questions about history. However, this immediacy may undermine higher-level historical reasoning and student engagement in historical research. It is important that teachers continue to develop strategies that support students' active engagement with online…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, History
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Lee, John; Swan, Kathy; Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 2015
The implementation of the C3 Framework has unfolded unlike any previous standards project. A grassroots movement rather than a top-down mandate, the C3 effort calls on teachers to be at the forefront of social studies reform. In New York State, the C3 Framework provided context and inspiration for the New York Social Studies Toolkit Project.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Teacher Empowerment
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Grant, S. G.; Swan, Kathy; Lee, John – Social Education, 2015
This article describes in detail, the New York State (NYS) Social Studies Toolkit, a curriculum and instructional resource that builds out from the recently released New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework, which reflects the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. The Toolkit has been developed by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Citizenship Education
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Justice, Benjamin – Social Education, 2014
Fairy tales--indeed all tales--are told for a purpose. They are a form of social education, a form that some scholars argue is older than civilization itself. They imagine dilemmas and offer a range of permissible solutions, labeling socially acceptable and unacceptable behavior, demarcating good and evil, exploring existential questions, binding…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Gender Bias, Sex Role, Films
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Callahan, Rebecca M. – Social Education, 2014
Social studies emerged at the core of the American common school in the mid-nineteenth century amid the rise of the urban immigrant receiving center. These two forces together resulted in the heightened importance of schools in transforming immigrant students into American citizens. Today, U.S. schools often serve as a social and educational nexus…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Civics, Immigrants, Adolescents
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Hill, Andrew T.; Suiter, Mary C. – Social Education, 2014
In "Proposed National Standards for Financial Literacy: What's In? What's Out?", Maier, Figart, and Nelson pose the question: "How should educators use the standards?" In answering that question, they suggest a number of issues and topics that they believe should be taught along with the "National Standards for…
Descriptors: National Standards, Money Management, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Social Education, 2014
This position statement is aimed at informing the general public, the K-12 community, and all educators, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school, about the importance of addressing study about religions in the social studies curriculum in ways that are constitutionally and academically sound. National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Studies, Literacy, Stereotypes
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
Introducing students to continental currency may well encourage their interest in the economic context of the Constitution and their understanding of a wide range of economic concepts. This brief article describes a lesson to familiarize students with continental currency and its relationship to Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution and the…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Economics Education, Economic Factors, Monetary Systems
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Herczog, Michelle M. – Social Education, 2014
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to enhance the rigor of civics, economics, geography, history and the other social studies disciplines while building the critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills of students to help them become actively…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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