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Campos, David – Social Education, 2017
Despite the best efforts of professionals to implement anti-bullying policies and curricula designed to foster tolerance and respect, bullying remains a serious problem in some learning communities. Surveys find that about a third of high school students are bullied in a given school year; seven percent of students noted they were bullied every…
Descriptors: High School Students, LGBTQ People, Bullying, Prevention
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Alter, Gloria T. – Social Education, 2017
Teaching about LGBTQ+ concepts and history helps counter prejudice and creates a classroom environment that is supportive of all students.
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Justice, Social Bias, Classroom Environment
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Lewis, Maria M.; Fetter-Harrott, Allison; Sun, Jeffrey C.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – Social Education, 2017
In recent years, LGBT case law and legislation has evolved in ways that significantly impact the everyday experiences of students and employees in the K-12 context. However, uncertainties remain and the fight for full equality continues. Understanding the legal landscape is crucial to being an effective advocate for change. This article examines…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, Sexual Orientation
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Minigan, Andrew P.; Westbrook, Sarah; Rothstein, Dan; Santana, Luz – Social Education, 2017
In 2011, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana of the Right Question Institute first wrote about the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple yet rigorous stepwise process to teach all students how to ask better questions, in their book "Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions". Through the QFT, students learn how…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Books, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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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
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Flanagan, Candra; Hindley, Anna – Social Education, 2017
For educators, it is imperative to be aware of the effects of racism and to learn how to teach about them to students. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture NMAAHC's signature workshop, "Let's Talk!", is designed to give educators tools--historical understanding, racial literacy, and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Race, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Manfra, Meghan – Social Education, 2017
Colson Whitehead's acclaimed book, "The Underground Railroad," follows Cora, a runaway slave seeking the nearly impossible goal of freedom. The fictionalized account of a runaway slave girl resonates with a reading of Harriet Jacobs's true account in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." One of the most influential works of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Slavery, United States History
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Cruz, Bárbara C.; Bailey, Robert W. – Social Education, 2017
In 2005, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners in Tampa, Florida, took steps to forbid government support for gay pride events. The issue came under scrutiny when a public library created a gay-themed informational display. When the commissioners learned of the display, they voted overwhelmingly (5 to 1) in favor of a policy prohibiting…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Studies, Curriculum, Social Bias
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Gillmer, Jason – Social Education, 2017
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the Supreme Court's most important decisions on race, justice, and equality. In 1967, the Court in "Loving v. Virginia" held that states could no longer prevent people of different races from falling in love and building a family together. The decision had been a long time coming. For…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Racial Bias, Social Justice, United States History
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Stacy, Michelle – Social Education, 2017
In the summer of 1891, an instructor at the Springfield, Massachusetts, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Training College named James Naismith created a new game for boys to play indoors. Naismith attached two peach baskets to both ends of the gym. After devising some rules, Naismith invited some of his students to play the first game of…
Descriptors: Athletics, Citizenship Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Education
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Day, Stephen; Dague, Christopher – Social Education, 2017
In most places in the world, teachers might be concerned that skateboarding will take students out of school rather than keep them in. Outside Afghanistan, skateboarding has long had an aura of rebellion. Rose and Strike labeled skateboarding as "dangerous" and "rebellious." Atencio, Beal, and Wilson call attention to its…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Studies, Athletics, Recreational Activities
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Murray, Alana; Woyshner, Christine – Social Education, 2017
In the early twentieth century in the American South, Black women teachers were especially dedicated to the creation of community and local institutions. They not only supported and taught Black history, but also created key texts that enabled a more accurate accounting of Black history. Educational leaders such as Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Curriculum, Females, African American History
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Smith, William L. – Social Education, 2017
In the United States, there's a national infatuation with those who have broken barriers--racial, religious, gendered, and so on--and have presumably changed the rules of the game for others. News outlets and history textbooks seem unable to resist a good story of "firstness." Researchers have speculated why this is the case: What better…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, African American History, Barriers
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Grant, S. G.; Swan, Kathy; Lee, John – Social Education, 2017
Successful inquiries using the C3 Framework depend on compelling questions that structure an inquiry and supporting questions that allow the inquiry to unfold coherently. The Inquiry Design Model (IDM) reflects the three elements common in inquiry teaching and learning. Those elements--questions, tasks, and sources--are represented in a one-page…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Inquiry, Active Learning, Social Studies
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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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