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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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Butler, Brandon M.; Burgin, Stephen R. – Social Education, 2016
Jamestown is at the heart of any teaching and learning of colonial American history. Stories of John Smith and Pocahontas are learned by elementary and secondary students across the United States. In Virginia, Jamestown is first taught in third grade and revisited five more times from historical, political, economic, and geographic perspectives.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Interdisciplinary Approach, United States History, History Instruction
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Social Education, 2016
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) reaffirms that an excellent education in social studies is essential to civic competence and the maintenance and enhancement of a free and democratic society. Thus, NCSS advocates that students should be provided with a social studies experience at all grade levels PK-12. In grades PK-5, every…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Greiner, Jeff A. – Social Education, 2016
Teachers can successfully integrate student-centered, disciplined inquiry, and technology into their classroom using the three-part approach to monitoring instruction described in this article.
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry
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Daneels, Mary Ellen – Social Education, 2016
The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards published by the National Council for the Social Studies advocates the need for students not just to acquire and produce knowledge, but also to live a life of active engagement in the workings of our democracy. Dimension Four of the C3 Framework articulates this…
Descriptors: Social Action, Social Studies, State Standards, Democracy
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Griffin, Susan – Social Education, 2016
Alarmed by the possibility of social studies being overlooked in this context of new national disciplinary standards, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools convened a meeting of 15 national organizations representing civics, economics, geography, and history, to begin a conversation about…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Social Studies, National Organizations, Common Core State Standards
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Marston, Cathy; Handler, Laura K. – Social Education, 2016
Elementary teachers can maximize instructional time by interweaving social studies disciplines while fostering inquiry and promoting literacy development.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Herczog, Michelle M. – Social Education, 2014
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to enhance the rigor of civics, economics, geography, history and the other social studies disciplines while building the critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills of students to help them become actively…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Ellsworth, Tina M.; O'Brien, Joe; Moore, John – Social Education, 2014
How something begins can matter a lot, especially for young adults. "The circumstances under which a person enters a profession is predictive of how that person will view the profession for the rest of his or her life." The goal is for that view to be positive and long lasting for social studies educators. Can more be done to support…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Governing Councils
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Social Education, 2013
"The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards will soon be released under the title "The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: State Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History." The C3 Project Director and Lead Writer was NCSS member Kathy…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Academic Standards, Civics
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Swan, Kathy; Griffin, Susan – Social Education, 2013
When the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards project began, there really was nowhere else to go but up. The project was up against great odds--a dearth of funding, a history of incivility amongst the disciplines within social studies, a knack for ending up in media battles over what should be taught in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Programs
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2013
Tracy A. Sugarman served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, junior grade, in the European theater during World War II. During his years of service from 1942-45, in addition to writing letters home, he recorded his experiences through original artwork. His sketches and watercolor paintings, completed before, during, and after D-Day, with titles such…
Descriptors: War, Phenomenology, Lesson Plans, Art Materials
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Manfra, Meghan McGlinn – Social Education, 2013
This article explores a multidisciplinary lesson on nanotechnology that can provide an effective means for teaching about both STEM and social studies topics. This approach encourages students to consider the "role that science and technology play in our lives and in our cultures." The extraordinary promise of nanotechnology, however, is…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Molecular Structure, STEM Education, Social Studies
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Bron, Jeroen; van Vliet, Eddie – Social Education, 2013
There is much that can be learned from a curriculum developed in The Netherlands, a country famous for having been "claimed from the sea." Nothing can be truer than that, but there is more to the story than just the physical aspect of claiming land from the water. The identity of the Dutch, the history of their maritime and seafaring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water, Social Studies, Academic Standards
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Kirchner, Jana; Inman, Tracy F. – Social Education, 2012
Today's schools and teachers are challenged with meeting the demands of specific content standards, high stakes assessment, and developing students from diverse backgrounds to be capable of competing in a global market. These twenty-first century students must not only possess critical thinking skills and the ability to process information, but…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Humanities, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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