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Barss, Karen – Social Education, 2016
The current divisive presidential election highlights the importance of teaching students the skills of constructive public discourse. This article discusses the role teachers play in teaching students how to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give--and get--constructive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Jones, Megan; Rauch, Noah – Social Education, 2016
A close look at artifacts from September 11, 2001, can spark a powerful classroom lesson on the historic attacks. Some artifacts are massive, some fit in the palm of a hand, all serve to tell the story of what happened on 9/11 and in its aftermath. Throughout the year, students use these artifacts, and the stories behind them, to examine the…
Descriptors: Terrorism, United States History, Memory, Learning Activities
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2016
The very first presidential proclamation was issued by President George Washington in the fall of 1789, during his first year in office. It followed a request from a joint committee of Congress asking that Washington recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. On October 3, Washington did just that--he…
Descriptors: Presidents, United States History, Social Studies, Speeches
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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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Heafner, Tina L.; Massey, Dixie D. – Social Education, 2016
The authors have worked with teachers across the country as they have exposed social studies students to primary source texts only to find consistent challenges with: (1) Academic language gaps (lack of content knowledge to contextualize or interpret texts); (2) Comprehension gaps (inability to accurately derive meaning from text); (3) Inaccurate…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Primary Sources, Literacy Education
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Jennings, Steve; Ekiss, Gale Olp – Social Education, 2016
A set of questions developed as an analytical tool can energize and deepen student investigations of historical maps.
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Geography, Primary Sources, History
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Middleton, Tracy – Social Education, 2016
Students often ask, "Why do we have to study history?" and teachers struggle with how to answer. If a history teacher's purpose is to simply teach students about historical events, then Dimension Four of the "College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework," "Communicating conclusions and taking informed action," seems…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2016
A radio broadcast of Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater during the 1964 election campaign can spark an engaging classroom discussion on candidates, campaign issues, and the role of media in elections.
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Political Campaigns, Elections, Mass Media
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Hauf, James – Social Education, 2016
This guided inquiry combines a structured approach to collecting and organizing data with substantial student autonomy in the important cognitive tasks of analyzing and drawing conclusions from the data. While the teacher decides on the compelling question, students are responsible for generating supporting questions. The detailed emphasis on…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, International Trade, Questioning Techniques
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Marston, Cathy; Handler, Laura K. – Social Education, 2016
Elementary teachers can maximize instructional time by interweaving social studies disciplines while fostering inquiry and promoting literacy development.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Healy, Shawn P. – Social Education, 2016
Teachers in the trenches have led the charge to bring civics back in Illinois. Teachers played a leading role in the creation of a state civic education task force, were active participants on it, and ultimately worked with their students to advocate for action on its recommendations. Teachers are at the center of efforts in Illinois to implement…
Descriptors: Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Studies
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Schur, Joan Brodsky – Social Education, 2015
Once the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers on October 28, 1914, the fate of the Empire hinged on the outcome of World War I. The Ottomans waged war on multiple fronts: in the Caucasus against Russia, and to defend the Gallipoli Peninsula and the Arab territories against the British and French empires. One hundred years later, we live in a…
Descriptors: War, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, College Preparation
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Schug, Mark C.; Suiter, Mary C.; Wood, William C. – Social Education, 2015
In 1890, the United States government had no agency empowered to control the overall supply of money. Fifty years later, it had a full set of monetary institutions, including a central bank whose structure is much the same today. Further, it had enough experience to know both the promise and the pitfalls of monetary control. How did the nation's…
Descriptors: Banking, Economic Factors, United States History, Social Studies
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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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Social Education, 2015
The Industrial Revolution is the subject of one of the high school inquiries of the New York State Toolkit. Social Education presents the following excerpts from the inquiry as an example of a typical Toolkit lesson. The supporting questions include: (1) Where did people move to and from during the Industrial Revolution?; (2) How did daily life…
Descriptors: Industrialization, High School Students, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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