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Sperry, Chris – Social Education, 2014
High school social studies teachers are always struggling to "cover the content" while addressing an ever-expanding set of additional demands. The Common Core expects literacy instruction to be incorporated into social studies. NCSS's new C3 Framework emphasizes teaching students to ask questions, evaluate sources, and communicate…
Descriptors: War, Propaganda, Critical Viewing, Criticism
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
In this article, director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress Lee Ann Potter describes a classroom activity that focuses on an 1876 single-page circular published in Salem, Massachusetts about Alexander Melville Bell's Visible Speech. A. M. Bell's son, Alexander Graham Bell described "Visible Speech" as "a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Visual Literacy
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Fernsten, Linda A. – Social Education, 2012
One study, covering the last 25 years, reports that undergraduates in college complete about 30 percent of assigned work. Would it be surprising--in these days of DVRs, Internet, texting, email, and video games--if high school and middle school students' homework completion rates were even less? What are teachers to do? Comprehension strategies,…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Cooperative Learning, Individualized Instruction, Civil Rights
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Epstein, Terrie L. – Social Education, 1994
Describes a classroom study of 20 self-selected, college-bound, U.S. history students in which the students created a story, poem, painting, or other art form after studying a unit on immigration. Includes several examples and descriptions of students' poetry, writing, and other creative projects. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Benitez, Helena – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that U. S. history instruction is too often characterized by a narrow focus on national events and leaders viewed through a monocultural lens. Proposes an approach that replaces this narrow view of the past with one that regards the contemporary United States as the result of both internal struggle and global interaction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Hollister, Victoria Goben – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, although middle school students have rudimentary map skills, they typically dismiss old maps as worthless. Describes the use of outdated and inaccurate maps as instructional resources in social studies courses. Concludes that the approach was valuable and helped students learn about the concept of change over time. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Writing, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development
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Evans, Michael D. – Social Education, 1993
Describes a classroom activity in which students develop recruitment materials designed to encourage eighteenth-century Europeans to become colonists in North America. Includes instructions for developing assignment sheets and suggests student resources. Contends that this activity always enhances student motivation and enthusiasm. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indians, Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), Course Content
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Kraig, Beth – Social Education, 1994
Argues that students seldom understand the history of U.S. popular culture, although such cultural attributes as shopping malls and advertising can be used to teach economic and historical understanding. Presents a model that indicates the interrelationship between U.S. popular culture and economic concepts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development
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Schug, Mark C.; Fontanini, Jennifer – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that teachers and students are ready to go beyond traditional coverage of the interactions of political science and history to applying economic analysis to historical and contemporary social issues. Provides three lesson plans illustrating the use of public choice theory in U.S. history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Economics Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Caldwell, Jean; Highsmith, Robert L. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, although teachers and history textbooks mention banks and money at several points in a typical U.S. history course, they are not accorded their proper significance. Discusses the role of banks and finance in U.S. history, with specific emphasis on the creation and impact of the Federal Reserve System. (CFR)
Descriptors: Banking, Class Activities, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors
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Blondo, Richard A.; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Discusses the expulsion of the Choctaw Indians from their lands in the U.S. southeast as a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Provides a lesson plan using a primary source document along with accompanying discussion questions. Includes a three-page letter that is the deposition of a Choctaw Indian protesting removal. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Class Activities, Educational Strategies
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McKinnon, Mike – Social Education, 1993
Presents two activities from an "Idea Bank for Teaching Germany and Europe U.S. Classrooms K-12." Includes a role playing exercise involving significant individuals from European history and a student project involving cooperative learning about individual European nations. Provides an address for obtaining a free copy of the "Idea…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Current Events, Educational Strategies
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Wilson, John C. – Social Education, 1993
Contends that current events can be used to develop thinking skills necessary for effective history learning. Describes using daily newspapers as a source of information for historical analysis. Asserts that social studies teachers must teach students how to use the media as a goal of citizenship education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Current Events, Curriculum Development
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Marsh, Alan – Social Education, 1994
Presents a classroom lesson based on the Civil War prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Includes drawings, three maps, two photographs, and two student readings from the National Register of Historic Places registration file on the Andersonville National Historic Site. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Enedy, Joseph D.; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Contends that instruction in schools from elementary through university levels is a seamless web in which numerous elements of subjects converge with elements from other subjects. Asserts that a variety of disciplines can be taught through a study of Christopher Columbus and the Columbus voyages. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Design, Economics, Educational Strategies
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