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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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Collum, Melissa – Social Education, 2016
Academic freedom means that both social studies educators and students have the opportunity to engage in intellectual debate without fear of censorship or retaliation. Academic freedom gives both social studies educators and students the right to express their views--in speech, writing, and/or through electronic communication without fear of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Social Studies, Skill Development, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2016
Recent technological advances have enhanced the accessibility of rephotography, a visual research method and project-based approach valued by social studies educators for engaging students in historical inquiry and place-based exploration. Rephotography projects capture photos from the vantage point of an old image to explore change over time.…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Social Studies, Student Projects
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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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Hutchinson, Marcie Jergel; Harris, Lauren McArthur – Social Education, 2016
Through an integrated study of jazz music within the context of historical study, teachers and students can enrich both their historical and cultural knowledge. Music is an effective resource for teaching social studies, but it is often left out of secondary social studies classrooms. Jazz music selections make for particularly compelling primary…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Music, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Açikalin, Mehmet; Schur, Joan Brodsky; Yolcu, Engin – Social Education, 2016
Integrating local history with national or even global history can help students to find social studies more meaningful, to make connections between course content and their own lives and surroundings. In this article, we describe a project in which seventh grade students in Istanbul, Turkey, located centuries-old trees still living in their urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Local History, History Instruction, Urban Areas
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Shaffer, Robert – Social Education, 2016
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist who for three decades has won office as an Independent, has put "socialism" back in American political discourse. Sanders's campaign in the 2016 Democratic Party primaries reminds educators that there is a socialist tradition in American politics and society. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Social Studies, Public Officials, Political Campaigns
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Justice, Benjamin; Stanley, Jason – Social Education, 2016
This article discusses how the divisive rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump presents a challenge for teachers covering the presidential primaries in their classrooms. This article discusses democracy and the challenge of demagoguery, as well as pedagogical issues that teachers face while teaching in the time of Trump. The article…
Descriptors: Presidents, Teaching Methods, Democracy, Attribution Theory
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2016
These days it is hard not to notice that there is an election going on. Whether glancing at a newspaper, flipping on the TV, or just walking down the street, we see ads and information nearly everywhere. In 2012, my research team's study involving hundreds of adolescents found that the mass media's increased attention to politics can contribute to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Candidates, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Seow, Tricia; Chang, Julian – Social Education, 2016
In this article, the authors suggest a project that social studies teachers can do with students, using the location of the school as a starting point to address the inquiry question: "Whose place is this space?" They provide resources, such as a sample case study and worksheets, to conduct a field-based exercise so that students can…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Place Based Education, Inquiry, Field Instruction
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Nelson, Catherine Awsumb – Social Education, 2016
The C3LC project produced a distinct body of knowledge and resources for teachers, which have been reflected in the contents of this special issue of Social Education. The project also provided important lessons about professional learning through teacher-driven collaborative inquiry. I will summarize some of the most important ones in this…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Teacher Role
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Social Education, 2016
The past 15 years have seen a wealth of civic education initiatives. States have passed supportive laws, a blue-ribbon commission has identified best practices, and new programs are blossoming. Some emphasize knowing, and others emphasize doing; some are geared to academic learning about government and politics, while others emphasize…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Instructional Design
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Sigward, Dan – Social Education, 2016
This lesson prompts students to explore the ways that individuals, groups, communities, and nations define who belongs and who does not. The outlined activities examine what it means to belong by introducing the idea of a "universe of obligation," the term sociologist Helen Fein coined to describe the circle of individuals and groups…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Citizenship Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Case Studies
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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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