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Muetterties, Carly; Swan, Kathy – Social Education, 2019
Change comes when individuals transform themselves first and then move outward into the world. The C3 Framework lays out a vision for civic action within Dimension 4 of the Inquiry Arc in a section titled "Taking Informed Action." The Framework emphasizes that "It is important to note that taking informed action … should be grounded…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Activism, Social Action, Civics
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Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Holmes, Casey – Social Education, 2018
Recent publications have highlighted a growing concern among American educators, parents, and policymakers about the increasingly ubiquitous role of computer technology in the lives of children and teenagers. These authors warn that young people are becoming "technology addicts" as they spend upwards of 10 or 11 hours a day in front of a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Studies, News Reporting, Educational Technology
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2016
In this article, C. Frederick Risinger begins by describing insights from an article entitled, "Trapped in the Bubble." It reported on a doctoral student's study (along with other students and faculty in Indiana University's School of Informatics) which demonstrated that the more people rely on social media such as Facebook, Twitter,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, History, Doctoral Students, Information Science Education
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Levinson, Meira – Social Education, 2014
The recently-released "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards" proposes an "inquiry arc" organized around developing questions and planning inquiries, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, evaluating sources and using evidence, and communicating conclusions and taking informed…
Descriptors: Civics, Social Studies, Student Participation, Citizenship 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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Hartoonian, H. Michael; Van Scotter, Richard D. – Social Education, 2012
The social landscape of the United States can be mapped by using a series of cultural fault lines. This topography portrays conditions that descriptions of the surface fail to illuminate. Many of these schisms are the by-product of ideological positions that diminish personal responsibility and thoughtful civic discourse. If left unattended, these…
Descriptors: Freedom, Democracy, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
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Conklin, Hilary G. – Social Education, 2011
Are middle schoolers capable of discussing the war in Iraq in meaningful ways? Can seventh graders develop informed ideas about presidential candidates' positions on health care? Should young adolescents discuss controversial public issues, interpret primary sources, and analyze social problems? Thoughtful social studies educators disagree. While…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Problems, Foreign Countries, Classrooms
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Stevens, Robert L.; Fogel, Jared A. – Social Education, 2007
The Great Depression is typically taught through history textbooks, but the music of this time allows students to learn about this era through different perspectives. The Great Depression witnessed many musical styles--from the light heartedness of popular music to the sadness of the blues, gospel, which offered inspiration, to the tension between…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Musicians, History Instruction, Music Education
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Schug, Mark C.; Niederjohn, Scott – Social Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to: (1) Examine the historical development of the Federal Reserve System; (2) Provide background on Ben Bernanke, the new Fed chairman; (3) Explain the basic tools of monetary policy used by the Fed; (4) Examine the causes of the Great Depression, a topic of special interest to Bernanke; and (5) Provide some key…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Banking, Economics, Federal Government
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Fertig, Gary – Social Education, 2005
When elementary students collaborate in active learning projects that integrate the social studies they greatly advance their literacy skills and civic awareness. They can improve their analysis and ability to solve social problems by using reading and writing to construct knowledge about historical events. In the lessons described in this…
Descriptors: Grade 4, United States History, Social Problems, Public Policy
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Chism, Kahlil – Social Education, 2005
This article discusses the constitutional amendment process. Although the process is not described in great detail, Article V of the United States Constitution allows for and provides instruction on amending the Constitution. While the amendment process currently consists of six steps, the Constitution is nevertheless quite difficult to change.…
Descriptors: Social Problems, War, Drinking, United States History
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Wilen, William W. – Social Education, 2004
This article explores possible responses related to the concern many social studies teachers have: how can reticent students be encouraged to become active participants in classroom issue discussions? Several assumptions underlie this need: discussion is essential to a democracy; the citizenship purpose of social studies can be achieved, in part,…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Classroom Techniques, Social Studies, Democracy
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Social Education, 2000
Provides quotes from people, both young and old, on the important issues that will be faced in the next century, ranging from the welfare of children to the eroding ideology of the United States. Includes five discussion questions based on these quotes. (CMK)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Childhood Attitudes, Futures (of Society), Ideology
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2000
Focuses on the resources that the Internet brings to teaching social or controversial issues in the social studies classroom by listing Web sites and describing how to search for the information. Lists Web sites that help students learn to evaluate Internet resources. Provides information on portal Web sites. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Computer Uses in Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Practices
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Social Education, 1985
Each year, the journal "Social Education" contains an annotated bibliography of notable children's trade books in the field of social studies, evaluated and selected by the Book Review Subcommittee of the National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council Joint Committee. This second compilation represents a two-year compilation…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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