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Hammond, Thomas C.; Oltman, Julia; Salter, Shannon – Social Education, 2019
The social studies curriculum travels through time and space and is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. To an outsider, the social studies curriculum is a single line on a program of studies, 45 minutes of a student's school day. Those on the inside, however, know that the field covers history, geography, civics, economics, and much…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Time, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Muetterties, Carly; Swan, Kathy – Social Education, 2019
Change comes when individuals transform themselves first and then move outward into the world. The C3 Framework lays out a vision for civic action within Dimension 4 of the Inquiry Arc in a section titled "Taking Informed Action." The Framework emphasizes that "It is important to note that taking informed action … should be grounded…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Activism, Social Action, Civics
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Swan, Kathy; Lee, John; Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 2019
This article discusses a new set of inquiries based on the C3 Framework that provides questions, tasks, and sources to launch classroom examinations of the Korean War and its many aftershocks. Compelling and supporting questions, formative and summative performance tasks, and disciplinary sources provide teachers and their students with the…
Descriptors: War, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Olbrys, Stefanie – Social Education, 2019
When the author encountered the C3 Framework, she saw an opportunity to develop a different approach that she hoped would encourage all her students to reach their highest potential. The approach she created--The Deliberative Classroom--has pushed her as much as it has pushed her students. The benefits have been powerful: better academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking
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Lo, Jane C. – Social Education, 2018
Differences of opinion are inherent in controversial issues, because controversy arises when reasonable people disagree about the best way to reach a solution to a problem. However, social studies teachers tend to shy away from disagreements because they want to avoid upsetting students or parents by bringing up controversial topics in the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Controversial Issues (Course Content), History, Social Studies
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Ruffing, Cathy; Arbetman, Lee – Social Education, 2018
Students feel strongly about the controversial topics elevated by recent and historic Supreme Court cases. Supreme Court cases provide materials for teaching about contested public issues in relevant and meaningful ways that help students develop critical decision-making skills, gain civic content knowledge, improve communication skills, and…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Laws
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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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Schmeichel, Mardi; Janis, Sonia; McAnulty, Joseph – Social Education, 2016
While democratic nations like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany have elected women to the preeminent position in their governments, there has never been a woman president in the United States. The upcoming presidential election provides an excellent opportunity to have students consider why the United States has yet to elect a woman…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Women Administrators, Elections
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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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Açikalin, Mehmet; Schur, Joan Brodsky; Yolcu, Engin – Social Education, 2016
Integrating local history with national or even global history can help students to find social studies more meaningful, to make connections between course content and their own lives and surroundings. In this article, we describe a project in which seventh grade students in Istanbul, Turkey, located centuries-old trees still living in their urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Local History, History Instruction, Urban Areas
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Heafner, Tina L.; Zimmerman, Aaron; Triplett, Nicholas; Journell, Wayne – Social Education, 2016
In seeking a disciplinary literacy model that would enable students to express well-developed perspectives and argue contrasting views with the sound use of evidence, the authors developed a student-driven model that emphasized historical investigation, offered substance, and scaffolded reading and writing. To support their project, they created…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, United States History, Grade 8, High School Students
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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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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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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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Breakstone, Joel; Wineburg, Sam; Smith, Mark – Social Education, 2015
In searching for alternatives to multiple choice tests and document-based questions, the authors were inspired by the common practice of "do-nows" (also known as "bell work") in which teachers give students a brief task at the beginning of class to prepare them for the day's lesson. Could these minutes at the start of class be…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Social Studies
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