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Case, Roland – Social Education, 2013
The sequenced levels of thinking articulated in Bloom's original taxonomy (or in the multitude of subsequent variations) is the most widely known list in education. In addition to enduring popularity, it is arguably one of the most destructive theories in education. In this article, the author explains what makes it so damaging and how…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Educational Theories, Educational Objectives, Outcome Measures
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Weinland, Thomas P. – Social Education, 2012
Planning a world history course presents a nearly impossible task. One cannot complete a world history course, or even a European history course, without casting a huge amount of historical information onto the curriculum planning scrapheap. An emphasis on the twentieth century means leaving out significant information from earlier times. "But how…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction
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Herczog, Michelle – Social Education, 2012
A notable feature of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts is the attention given to the teaching of reading and writing in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The Standards for Reading Informational Text that are included in the Common Core State Standards require students to read texts in depth, understand…
Descriptors: State Standards, English, Language Arts, Grade 5
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Rubin, Beth C. – Social Education, 2010
Recent research on civic learning shows that students' civic identity--the sense of who they are in relation to the nation--is shaped by their lived experiences. Yet, efforts to integrate civic learning into the social studies curriculum do not generally build on this notion. A high school U.S. history course was developed to test this very idea.…
Descriptors: United States History, Educational Change, Youth, Social Studies
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Social Education, 2010
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) first published national curriculum standards in 1994. Since then, the social studies standards have been widely and successfully used as a framework for teachers, schools, districts, states, and other nations as a tool for curriculum alignment and development. However, much has changed in the world…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Articulation (Education), Social Studies, Standards
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author addresses classroom teachers, department heads, and supervisors who have direct contact with students and what they learn. They need to tell students, parents, policymakers, and everyone else that social studies is critical and that the NCSS mission statement is not just a nice set of words, but absolutely crucial to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Citizenship Education, Position Papers
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Yell, Michael M. – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how it is more important than ever for today's students to excel in social studies. This excellence can occur when every student in grades K-12 has equal access to deep, engaging, thoughtful social studies instruction on a daily basis. With social studies excellence, teachers broaden their students' horizons,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Futures (of Society), Access to Education
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Social Education, 2008
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first have seen a marginalization of social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment at all grade levels. In many state houses, in departments of education, and in school districts across this great nation, education for citizenship has taken a back seat to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Position Papers, Citizenship 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
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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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Foster, Stuart J.; Hoge, John D. – Social Education, 2000
Discusses the classroom practice of Geri Collins who is a veteran eighth grade social studies teacher. Explains how, through her teaching, she attempts to break down the wall her students have around them. Highlights the four characteristics that make her teaching an example of wise practice. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Grade 8, Middle Schools
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Dwyer, Robert L. – Social Education, 1971
Outlines the advantages of such programs for non-rural youth, one being increased awareness of ecology in their home environment. (DB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education
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Barr, Robert D. – Social Education, 1970
Discusses the positive value and usefullness of the Barth and Shermis definition of social studies and points out that in spite of circumstances which wmay limit its classroom influence, it should serve to focus attention on the important question of professional identity. Related article SO 500 188. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Social Education, 1974
Social studies objectives for the 1971-1972 National Assessment and citizenship objectives for the 1969-1970 and 1974-1975 Assessments are outlined. (KM)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, National Surveys
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Hunkins, Francis P. – Social Education, 1974
The exercises prepared for and organized by the Education Commission for the States are investigated in order to determine their content validity and to determine if the exercises as developed are to be used as models by teachers in developing their own evaluation questions. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment
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