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Vilotti, Kimberly; Berson, Ilene – Social Education, 2019
As young children engage in their play and daily activities, they show a natural interest in the world around them. Early childhood educators may capitalize on these interests and carefully plan a variety of experiences with social studies in mind, cultivating and extending young children's diverse skills and abilities to form and voice opinions,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Social Studies, Skill Development
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Junco, Rey – Social Education, 2018
Although civic education has experienced a significant revitalization during the past two decades, America's high schools are not adequately preparing young people for self-governance and civic participation. While an estimated 90 percent of American high school students take a Civics or American Government course, a majority of graduates are…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Civics, Citizenship Education, Social Change
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Tavares, Laura – Social Education, 2018
A recent report from the Democracy Project found that "confidence in our governing institutions has been weakening over many years, and key pillars of our democracy, including the rule of law and freedom of the press, are under strain." In the recently published book "The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Journell, Wayne; Friedman, Adam M.; Thacker, Emma S.; Fitchett, Paul G. – Social Education, 2018
The notion of teaching social studies through inquiry is far from a new development. With the publication of the "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History," however, there is arguably a greater emphasis on inquiry in K-12 social studies education…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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King, LaGarrett J.; Vickery, Amanda E.; Caffrey, Genevieve – Social Education, 2018
Because race is treated as a controversial issue within K-12 social studies classrooms, teachers report avoiding the topic. Some consider it too sensitive or complex for their students; others don't want to say the wrong thing; still others fear being labeled a "racist." The authors argue that one of the reasons why social studies…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Stacy, Michelle – Social Education, 2017
In the summer of 1891, an instructor at the Springfield, Massachusetts, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Training College named James Naismith created a new game for boys to play indoors. Naismith attached two peach baskets to both ends of the gym. After devising some rules, Naismith invited some of his students to play the first game of…
Descriptors: Athletics, Citizenship Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Education
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2016
These days it is hard not to notice that there is an election going on. Whether glancing at a newspaper, flipping on the TV, or just walking down the street, we see ads and information nearly everywhere. In 2012, my research team's study involving hundreds of adolescents found that the mass media's increased attention to politics can contribute to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Candidates, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Nelson, Catherine Awsumb – Social Education, 2016
The C3LC project produced a distinct body of knowledge and resources for teachers, which have been reflected in the contents of this special issue of Social Education. The project also provided important lessons about professional learning through teacher-driven collaborative inquiry. I will summarize some of the most important ones in this…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Teacher Role
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Social Education, 2016
The past 15 years have seen a wealth of civic education initiatives. States have passed supportive laws, a blue-ribbon commission has identified best practices, and new programs are blossoming. Some emphasize knowing, and others emphasize doing; some are geared to academic learning about government and politics, while others emphasize…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Instructional Design
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Ritter, Jason K.; Rodriguez, Terri L.; Santau, Alexandra O.; O'Donnell-Chavis, Casey – Social Education, 2015
Creating classroom book clubs with e-readers helps connect adolescent interests, digital literacies, and content area academic goals.
Descriptors: Clubs, Books, Electronic Publishing, Popular Culture
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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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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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Grant, S. G.; Swan, Kathy; Lee, John – Social Education, 2015
This article describes in detail, the New York State (NYS) Social Studies Toolkit, a curriculum and instructional resource that builds out from the recently released New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework, which reflects the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. The Toolkit has been developed by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Citizenship Education
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Jamieson, Kathleen Hall – Social Education, 2014
For almost three quarters of a century, advocates have worked to give comparable federal stature to September 17, the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by the nation's founders. As President John F. Kennedy noted in his 1961 Constitution Day proclamation, it is a day for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Civics
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