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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Kiesa, Abby – Social Education, 2019
Young people must systematically learn to become voters, and this is especially the case for those who grow up with little to no access to structured civic opportunities like extracurricular activities and community organizing. With those principles in mind, and based on 2018 research and experience with practitioners and partners, the authors…
Descriptors: Voting, Civics, Extracurricular Activities, Community Action
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2016
In this article, C. Frederick Risinger begins by describing insights from an article entitled, "Trapped in the Bubble." It reported on a doctoral student's study (along with other students and faculty in Indiana University's School of Informatics) which demonstrated that the more people rely on social media such as Facebook, Twitter,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, History, Doctoral Students, Information Science Education
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Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Greiner, Jeff A. – Social Education, 2016
Teachers can successfully integrate student-centered, disciplined inquiry, and technology into their classroom using the three-part approach to monitoring instruction described in this article.
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry
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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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Ellsworth, Tina M.; O'Brien, Joe; Moore, John – Social Education, 2014
How something begins can matter a lot, especially for young adults. "The circumstances under which a person enters a profession is predictive of how that person will view the profession for the rest of his or her life." The goal is for that view to be positive and long lasting for social studies educators. Can more be done to support…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Governing Councils
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Whitlock, Kristin – Social Education, 2013
The Advanced Placement Psychology exam is one of the fastest growing exams offered by the College Board. The average percent of change in the number of students taking this exam over the past five years is 12.4%. With 238,962 students taking the exam in 2013, the AP Psychology exam is the sixth largest exam, surpassing AP Biology and AP World…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Psychology, College Students, Test Wiseness
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Social Education, 2013
This NCSS position statement is intended for all audiences who are committed to preparing students for active and engaged citizenship in the 21st century. This includes the general public, the elementary, middle, and high school communities, social studies supervisors and directors, higher education, and all educators, pre-Kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Approach, Technological Advancement, Citizen Participation
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2013
Reading U.S. Supreme Court opinions can be intimidating. Yet, in the digital age, it has never been easier to access them. The average opinion is about 4,750 words, and is one of approximately 75 issued by the Court each year. It might be reassuring to know that opinions contain similar parts and tend to follow a similar format. There are also…
Descriptors: Opinions, Court Litigation, Content Analysis, Position Papers
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Nix, Jearl; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Social Education, 2013
In 1940 Atlanta, the color line between black and white citizens was clearly drawn. This color line not only kept blacks and whites apart physically, but it also prevented blacks from attaining educational opportunities, economic equality, healthcare services, and many other public amenities readily available to white citizens. Most people, black…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Black Colleges, Authors, College Presidents
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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
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Fisher, Eve – Social Education, 2012
Teaching world history presents any number of challenges. World history requires constantly shifting perspectives in order to keep students oriented in time and space while providing contemporary relevance, emphasizing themes with regularity, having a certain amount of fun, and moving at the warp speed that covering 10,000 years in 31 weeks…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, World History, History Instruction, College Faculty
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Scheurman, Geoffrey – Social Education, 2012
Students often report that social studies is their most boring and least favorite subject. As a child, Woodrow Wilson was bored by history, later describing his early studies as "one damn fact after another." Of course, Wilson went on to become an eminent historian, but only after he learned to reach beyond the "closed catechism" of "questions…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Concept Teaching, Social Studies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Lichtman, Allan – Social Education, 2012
Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Elections, Economic Development
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McCrary, Nancye E. – Social Education, 2012
Family history projects have been used extensively in social studies education. They help to personalize history and mediate an awareness of self in relation to others. This article details how one such project, implemented in a teacher education program, promoted dialogues of respect and fostered community among pre-service teachers. It includes…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Genealogy, Social Studies
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Armstrong, Stephen; Desrosiers, Marian – Social Education, 2012
A visitor to a random sampling of Modern World History classes in the United States will find that the subject of "revolution" is a favorite for many students. Reading about and researching individuals and topics such as Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin, Marie Antoinette and guillotines is never boring. Unfortunately, in too many classrooms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction, College Instruction
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