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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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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
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Kumler, Lori – Social Education, 2012
"Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization," has much to offer nearly any social studies classroom from 9th grade to college levels. The film is based on Lester R. Brown's book by the same name and is the 12th episode in the Journey to Planet Earth public television series. The film illustrates the complexity of climate change and its connections to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classrooms, Grade 9, Secondary Education
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Meek, Sally; Morton, John – Social Education, 2009
In 1989, microeconomics and macroeconomics examinations debuted on the Advanced Placement (AP) scene. At that time, many professors of economics were skeptical that college freshmen had the skills and maturity to understand the concepts in principles of economics courses. They thought teaching these concepts to high school students was even more…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Freshmen, High Schools, Equal 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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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Social Education, 2006
The contemporary social studies curriculum remains surprisingly far from gender balanced. Women in the social studies are placed marginally--except for the large number of teachers and teacher educators who happen to be women. Teachers motivated to include women in global education or world history courses confront numerous problems, including…
Descriptors: Novels, Females, Social Studies, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Haas, Mary E.; Laughlin, Margaret A. – Social Education, 2001
Investigates the trends in elementary social studies education and elementary school teacher's concerns about social studies education by administering a questionnaire to elementary school teachers in the National Council for the Social Studies in 1997. Focuses on such issues as teacher characteristics, teaching approaches, and how teachers meet…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Schrum, Kelly; Rosenzweig, Roy – Social Education, 2001
Describes the Web site, "History Matters," by focusing on each of the site's separate sections. Explains that "History Matters" offers links to Web sites, primary sources, information on teaching resources for social studies teachers, and links teachers to experts in the social studies field and to other professional development materials. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Karran, Stephanie W.; Berson, Michael J.; Mason, Cheryl L. – Social Education, 2001
Discusses the creation of the project, "Internet2," that was developed due to concerns about the Internet's ability to meet educational and research needs. Explains that "Internet2" is seen as a vehicle to ease concerns and also be a useful tool in teacher education. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Breidenstein, Angela; Butler, Richard; Kamdar, Nipoli – Social Education, 2001
Describes an outreach program called, Economists in the Schools, in which students at Trinity University San Antonio (Texas) teach in the local elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Discusses the three models used in the schools, the results of measuring the program's success, and obstacles during the program. (CMK)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Students, Economics, Economics Education
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Ochoa-Becker, Anna S. – Social Education, 2001
Critiques the 1994 curriculum standards by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), "Expectation of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies," stating that there is a need for revised standards. Focuses on three main criticisms of the NCSS social studies standards. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Hicks, David – Social Education, 2000
Presents an interview with James Loewen who wrote "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong" and "Lies Across America: What our Historic Sites and Monuments Get Wrong." Focuses on topics such as what led him to write these two books and why they are popular. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Clark, Leon E. – Social Education, 2000
Presents a classroom exercise, "The Forced Migration Game," where students select three countries they would prefer to migrate to and three they would not like to migrate to. Explains the aim is to launch courses dealing with the study of other cultures. Includes three imperatives for studying other cultures. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Games, Educational Strategies
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Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 2000
Discusses why and how teachers use simulations to teach about the Holocaust. Asserts that simulations constitute "poor pedagogy" and oversimplify Holocaust history. Argues that firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors, bystanders, and victims be utilized when teaching Holocaust history. Includes excerpts from victims and survivors as…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Genocide, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Joseph, Paul R. – Social Education, 2000
Believes that using popular culture images of law, lawyers, and the legal system is an effective way for teaching about real law. Offers examples of incorporating popular culture images when teaching about law. Includes suggestions for teaching activities, a mock trial based on Dr. Seuss's book "Yertle the Turtle," and additional…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Law Schools
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