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Hammond, Thomas C.; Oltman, Julia; Salter, Shannon – Social Education, 2019
The social studies curriculum travels through time and space and is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. To an outsider, the social studies curriculum is a single line on a program of studies, 45 minutes of a student's school day. Those on the inside, however, know that the field covers history, geography, civics, economics, and much…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Time, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Salvaterra, David; Scheuerell, Scott; Wagner, Mark – Social Education, 2016
The Civil War ended in 1865. From 2011-2015, Civil War sesquicentennial events took place around the nation. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium used the opportunity to feature two exhibits on the critical role that the river played during the Civil War. Both exhibits highlighted contributions to the war effort by the surrounding…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Museums, Exhibits
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Stevens, Robert – Social Education, 2013
In an effort to address severe budget deficits at both the state and local levels, schools and educational programs are being asked to trim budgets. The Advanced Placement Program is one program that will certainly be scrutinized. This article presents a general overview of AP social studies, a brief history of the AP social studies program, and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, School District Spending, Student Participation
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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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Donnelly, Mary Beth – Social Education, 2006
More than half a century has passed since the horrific events of the Holocaust took place, but images of the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany are no less shocking than they were 60 years ago. Any discussion of the Holocaust inevitably leads to questions not only of how and why this event…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Death, Authoritarianism, Jews
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Clark, Roger; Ayton, Kieran; Frechette, Nicole; Keller, Pamela J. – Social Education, 2005
This article is the world history counterpart to a previous paper on American history textbooks, "How Much of the Sky? Women in American History High School Textbooks from the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s," Social Education, January/February 2004. The authors of this article examined six books from each decade, the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s. The analysis…
Descriptors: Females, Textbook Content, Textbook Bias, Gender Bias
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Clark, Roger; Allard, Jeffrey; Mahoney, Timothy – Social Education, 2004
How many names of women from American history can the average, recent high school graduate come up with? How does this number compare with the number of males she or he can name? These are the kinds of questions that informed Janice Trecker's classic study of U.S. high school textbooks. They were also the basis for the research in Sadker and…
Descriptors: Females, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Textbook Bias
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Huerta, Grace C.; Flemmer, Leslie A. – Social Education, 2001
Presents a strategy for using oral history in the classroom and includes steps involved in an oral history project. Provides examples of an oral history project about discrimination focusing on the experiences of Latin American women. Includes teaching suggestions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Females, History Instruction, Interviews
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Brenneman, Elaine Metherall – Social Education, 2001
Presents information gathered about two exemplary teachers of U.S. history using research methods, such as interviews and observations. Discusses how the teachers fostered empathy in their classrooms by focusing on the use of stories and social themes to connect history to students' lives. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Empathy, History Instruction
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Wineburg, Sam; Mosborg, Susan; Porat, Dan – Social Education, 2001
Presents results from a study that examined students' historical understanding by looking at five parent-child dyads in an inner-city high school, a college preparatory academy, and a Christian high school. Uses oral history interviews as well as other types of research methods. Focuses on results from interviews on Vietnam. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Grade 11, Grade 12, History
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Social Education, 2001
Discusses the role of the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in assisting refugees as well as how to assist refugees. Address issues related to refugee children. Offers teaching activities and includes the articles, "An Iranian Surprise" and "Give Me Your Huddled Masses" by Ray Wilkinson. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Educational Strategies, Humanitarianism
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Rye, James A.; Strong, Donna D.; Rubba, Peter A. – Social Education, 2001
Explores the inclusion of science-technology-society (STS) education in social studies. Provides background information on global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer. Focuses on reasons for teaching global climate change in the social studies classroom and includes teaching suggestions. Offers a list of Web sites about global climate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Global Warming
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of classroom discussions as a teaching strategy and addresses the barriers to good classroom discussions. Explores the work of two teachers who successfully integrated discussion into their classrooms using two different techniques: (1) a seminar; and (2) a deliberation. Discusses the differences between seminars and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Benefits, Educational Strategies
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Howard, Judith – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of graphic representations to enable students to improve their decision making skills in the social studies. Explores three visual aids used in assisting students with decision making: (1) the force field; (2) the decision tree; and (3) the decision making grid. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Benefits
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Lloyd, Natalie; Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2001
Provides historical information on the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and the role of A. Philip Randolph who originally conceived the idea for the March. Features a letter from A. Philip Randolph to President John F. Kennedy. Includes a list of teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Activism, Black History, Civil Rights, Educational Strategies
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