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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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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2019
Digital technologies have expanded access to a wealth of resources stored in archives. But authenticating, describing, and indexing these resources requires painstaking work. Most cultural institutions (e.g., museums and libraries) lack the financial resources and workforce to optimize searchability and readability of digitized records, which…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology
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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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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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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2015
Technological innovations and inventions are changing society and world culture so fast that it's often difficult to keep up. This article provides many web sites that will provide classroom teachers or even full social studies departments with information and lesson plans to integrate the importance of inventions and technology into their…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Intellectual Property, United States History, Social Change
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2015
As the American public starts to focus on the 2016 election, questions about whether "young people" (generally people who are under 30) really know enough to vote, and whether they will vote, often dominate the media discussion. It's important to know the answers to these questions because they affect our democracy. Young people have…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Differences, Civics
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Walker, Joel – Social Education, 2013
A. Philip Randolph, the national president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was one of the driving forces behind the March on Washington Movement in 1941. In frustration over the federal government's lack of support for opportunities in the booming war industries and equality in the military, Randolph had begun to organize the March…
Descriptors: Case Studies, African Americans, Social Change, Unions
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Carroll, Andrew – Social Education, 2013
From handwritten letters of the American Revolution to typed emails from Iraq and Afghanistan, correspondence from U.S. troops offers students deep insight into the specific conflicts and experiences of soldiers. Over 100,000 correspondences have been donated to the Legacy Project, a national initiative launched in 1998 to preserve war letters by…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Letters (Correspondence), War
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Social Education, 2012
Teaching students to write standard arguments in history classes is certainly worthwhile; teaching them to write historical arguments is even more so. Learning historical writing is something that a range of students can do. But what does it mean to write a good history essay and what might students' attempts to do so look like? Here, the author…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, History Instruction, Essays, Writing (Composition)
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Wineburg, Sam; Smith, Mark; Breakstone, Joel – Social Education, 2012
Research has shown that formative assessment is a key ingredient in raising student achievement. The goal of formative assessment is not to grade students, but to pinpoint where they are having trouble and then to take appropriate instructional action. In a review of 250 studies, Black and Wiliam found that formative assessments had a more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods, Validity
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Blackerby, Christine – Social Education, 2011
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Sixty years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was attacked again. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes hijacked by 19 terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people when they crashed…
Descriptors: Investigations, Terrorism, United States History, Federal Government
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Schug, Mark C.; Dieterle, David; Clark, J. R. – Social Education, 2009
Previous studies have focused on how well students are learning economics, how teachers are trained, and other outcomes associated with improved understanding of economics. However, almost nothing is reported in the research literature on economics teachers' views of the curriculum, how they teach their subject, their views on public issues, and…
Descriptors: Economics, Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers, National Surveys
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Blankenship, Whitney – Social Education, 2009
The ongoing interpretive case study that the author highlights in this article focused on students' use of online discussion forums within a problem-based inquiry classroom. The focus of inquiry during the year centered on two historical questions: What does it mean to be an American? What is America's place in the world? The participants in this…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Computer Mediated Communication, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Surveys
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Fischer, John M.; Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz; Kellough, Zeb; Preslan, Jen – Social Education, 2007
Since 2001, classroom and pre-service teachers, along with high school and university students from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine and the United States, have participated in an international workshop that focuses on preparing students and teachers for life in an increasingly interconnected world. These intercultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Brenneman, Elaine Metherall – Social Education, 2001
Presents information gathered about two exemplary teachers of U.S. history using research methods, such as interviews and observations. Discusses how the teachers fostered empathy in their classrooms by focusing on the use of stories and social themes to connect history to students' lives. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Empathy, History Instruction
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