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Seitz, R. Zachary; Krutka, Daniel G.; Chandler, Prentice T. – Social Education, 2018
The 2016 presidential election was the first since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in which full voting protections were not in place for historically marginalized voters. This shift was largely due to a 5-4 decision in "Shelby v. Holder" (2013) in which the Supreme Court ruled that states with a history of voter discrimination…
Descriptors: Voting, State Legislation, Democracy, Disadvantaged
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Turk, Diana B.; Berman, Stacie Brensilver – Social Education, 2018
A project-based approach to studying the civil rights movement can stimulate student engagement and their sense of connection to this historic period. The authors taught this project-based learning (PBL) unit on the American civil rights movement multiple times in the past 10 years to classes of middle school, high school general education,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, United States History, Civil Rights
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Lo, Jane C. – Social Education, 2018
Differences of opinion are inherent in controversial issues, because controversy arises when reasonable people disagree about the best way to reach a solution to a problem. However, social studies teachers tend to shy away from disagreements because they want to avoid upsetting students or parents by bringing up controversial topics in the…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Controversial Issues (Course Content), History, Social Studies
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Hallock, Robert; Smoot, Kathryn – Social Education, 2018
In this article, the authors begin by describing a classroom activity from part of the Diplomacy Challenge unit in their Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Advanced Placement (AP) World History Curriculum when students discover and analyze the history of the Early Modern Era (1450-1750). In this article, they explain how they have adopted PBL, its…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Advanced Placement, World History, History Instruction
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Murray, Alana; Woyshner, Christine – Social Education, 2017
In the early twentieth century in the American South, Black women teachers were especially dedicated to the creation of community and local institutions. They not only supported and taught Black history, but also created key texts that enabled a more accurate accounting of Black history. Educational leaders such as Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Curriculum, Females, African American History
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Schmeichel, Mardi; Janis, Sonia; McAnulty, Joseph – Social Education, 2016
While democratic nations like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany have elected women to the preeminent position in their governments, there has never been a woman president in the United States. The upcoming presidential election provides an excellent opportunity to have students consider why the United States has yet to elect a woman…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Women Administrators, Elections
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Hawkins, Meghan; Lopez, Katie; Hughes, Richard L. – Social Education, 2016
In 1957, a civil rights organization called Fellowship of Reconciliation created a comic book to teach America's youth about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Entitled "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," the comic book was enormously successful. John Lewis, a young civil rights activist at the time, recalled that the book was…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Civil Rights, African American History
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Jones, Megan; Rauch, Noah – Social Education, 2016
A close look at artifacts from September 11, 2001, can spark a powerful classroom lesson on the historic attacks. Some artifacts are massive, some fit in the palm of a hand, all serve to tell the story of what happened on 9/11 and in its aftermath. Throughout the year, students use these artifacts, and the stories behind them, to examine the…
Descriptors: Terrorism, United States History, Memory, Learning Activities
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Hauf, James – Social Education, 2016
This guided inquiry combines a structured approach to collecting and organizing data with substantial student autonomy in the important cognitive tasks of analyzing and drawing conclusions from the data. While the teacher decides on the compelling question, students are responsible for generating supporting questions. The detailed emphasis on…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, International Trade, Questioning Techniques
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Breakstone, Joel; Wineburg, Sam; Smith, Mark – Social Education, 2015
In searching for alternatives to multiple choice tests and document-based questions, the authors were inspired by the common practice of "do-nows" (also known as "bell work") in which teachers give students a brief task at the beginning of class to prepare them for the day's lesson. Could these minutes at the start of class be…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Formative Evaluation, Social Studies
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Swan, Kathy; Lee, John; Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 2015
The Uncle Tom's Cabin inquiry illustrates the Inquiry Design Model structure as students examine Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel to explore how words can affect public opinion.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novels, Public Opinion, United States History
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Arthurs, Seán – Social Education, 2015
How can educators immerse high school students in a real murder case investigation that will require them to draw upon and practice the critical thinking, literacy, and reasoning skill sets so highly valued under the Common Core, the C3 Framework and the 21st Century skills rubric? As an attorney and former high school teacher, the author knew…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Inquiry
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Kissling, Mark T.; Martell, Christopher C. – Social Education, 2014
In the era of smartphones and 24-hour news networks, the State of the Union address is a major event. All national media outlets--in print, on television, on the Internet--report on the address, some almost exclusively in the days leading up to and after the speech. In this article, considering their experiences teaching about the address, and…
Descriptors: Speeches, Presidents, Educational Opportunities, Program Proposals
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Lucianek, Christine – Social Education, 2014
This article describes a lesson in which students will examine several views expressed by the founders to understand the context for including freedom of the press in the First Amendment. Students will be asked to think about the role that the news media and the need to be an informed citizen continue to play in our democracy. Students will…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law
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Steele, Meg – Social Education, 2014
Sheet music, song lyrics, and audio recordings may not be the first primary sources that come to mind when considering ways to teach about changes brought about by technology during westward expansion, but these sources engage students in thought provoking ways. In this article the author presents a 1917 photograph of Mountain Chief, of the Piegan…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Primary Sources, American Indian Culture, American Indian History
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