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Metro, Rosalie – Social Education, 2019
A textbook author reflects on the ethical and ideological choices she made in her quest to create a history book that would be relevant to demographically diverse high school students.
Descriptors: Authors, Textbook Preparation, Ideology, Ethics
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Junco, Rey – Social Education, 2018
Although civic education has experienced a significant revitalization during the past two decades, America's high schools are not adequately preparing young people for self-governance and civic participation. While an estimated 90 percent of American high school students take a Civics or American Government course, a majority of graduates are…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Civics, Citizenship Education, Social Change
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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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Alter, Gloria T. – Social Education, 2017
Teaching about LGBTQ+ concepts and history helps counter prejudice and creates a classroom environment that is supportive of all students.
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Justice, Social Bias, Classroom Environment
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Manfra, Meghan – Social Education, 2017
Colson Whitehead's acclaimed book, "The Underground Railroad," follows Cora, a runaway slave seeking the nearly impossible goal of freedom. The fictionalized account of a runaway slave girl resonates with a reading of Harriet Jacobs's true account in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." One of the most influential works of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Slavery, United States History
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Smith, William L. – Social Education, 2017
In the United States, there's a national infatuation with those who have broken barriers--racial, religious, gendered, and so on--and have presumably changed the rules of the game for others. News outlets and history textbooks seem unable to resist a good story of "firstness." Researchers have speculated why this is the case: What better…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, African American History, Barriers
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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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Social Education, 2015
The Industrial Revolution is the subject of one of the high school inquiries of the New York State Toolkit. Social Education presents the following excerpts from the inquiry as an example of a typical Toolkit lesson. The supporting questions include: (1) Where did people move to and from during the Industrial Revolution?; (2) How did daily life…
Descriptors: Industrialization, High School Students, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2015
Technological innovations and inventions are changing society and world culture so fast that it's often difficult to keep up. This article provides many web sites that will provide classroom teachers or even full social studies departments with information and lesson plans to integrate the importance of inventions and technology into their…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Intellectual Property, United States History, Social Change
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Walker, Joel – Social Education, 2013
A. Philip Randolph, the national president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was one of the driving forces behind the March on Washington Movement in 1941. In frustration over the federal government's lack of support for opportunities in the booming war industries and equality in the military, Randolph had begun to organize the March…
Descriptors: Case Studies, African Americans, Social Change, Unions
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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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Russell, William Benedict, III – Social Education, 2012
In today's society, film is a part of popular culture and is relevant to students' everyday lives. Most students spend over 7 hours a day using media. With the popularity and availability of film, it is natural that teachers attempt to engage students with such a relevant medium. The method of using film and the method of using firsthand accounts…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Popular Culture, Films, Video Technology
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Armstrong, Stephen; Desrosiers, Marian – Social Education, 2012
A visitor to a random sampling of Modern World History classes in the United States will find that the subject of "revolution" is a favorite for many students. Reading about and researching individuals and topics such as Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin, Marie Antoinette and guillotines is never boring. Unfortunately, in too many classrooms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction, College Instruction
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Cafarella, Lindsey; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Social Education, 2012
Teaching about China can often be difficult because Chinese culture is very different from the culture of most American students. Students in social studies classes can find it hard to relate to such a distant and unfamiliar country. As China becomes a more and more integral part of the social studies curriculum, teachers must find effective…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Cultural Education
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Edbrooke, Odette; Ambrose, Meg Leta – Social Education, 2012
What would Benjamin Franklin's Facebook page look like? Would he be "friends" with William Pierce, James Madison, or Alexander Hamilton? Would there have been a separate Facebook group for the framers of the Constitution, where they would have posted comments on the wall regarding the different stipulations that needed inclusion in the…
Descriptors: United States History, Perspective Taking, Influence of Technology, Privacy
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