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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Duke, Nell K.; Strachan, Stephanie L. – Social Education, 2019
The primary-grade years offer a critical opportunity to engage children in understanding and navigating their social world; in discovering the historical events, people, and movements that have shaped contemporary life; in finding--both literally and figuratively--their place in the world; and in understanding how people live together, resolve…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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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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Rodgers, Yana V.; Hawthorne, Shelby; Wheeler, Ronald C. – Social Education, 2008
The Goals 2000 Educate America Act of 1994 included economics among the nine core subject areas that were targeted for the development of content standards. A new set of voluntary national content standards in economics, published in 1997, helped to guide administrators, teachers, and policy makers as they considered various educational objectives…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Objectives, State Standards, Primary Education