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Passe, Jeff; Willox, Lara – Social Studies, 2009
Religion plays an important role in social studies content and is difficult to ignore, especially because of current world events. In our global society, it is more important than ever to know about and understand the religious beliefs of others. The social studies curriculum is infused with religion, but teachers circumvent the issue, mistakenly…
Descriptors: Religion, Social Studies, Religious Education, Public Schools
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Evans, Ronald W.; Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 2007
The authors present a conversation among several leading social studies theorists, researchers, and practitioners on the social studies wars, or conflicts in the debate over the purposes, content, and practice of social studies in schools. Questions focus on addressing the plurality of definitions for the field, creating more effective dialogue…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Professional Associations, Social Studies, Conflict
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Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 2006
Social studies education has been endangered for a long time, with no aspect more threatened than the elementary program. This situation is problematic in itself, but its effects on the total social studies program are also pernicious. In this article, the author discusses the problems and challenges in social education, particularly in elementary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Guidelines
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Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 2001
Provides background information on the relationship of business interests and social studies education. Examines the aspects of vocational preparation that social studies education could address based on a study identifying factors of exemplary employees possibly related to their strong performance. Reports on the results based on categories of…
Descriptors: Business, Citizenship, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Passe, Jeff – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of early field experience activities in 22 teacher education programs. Concludes that the goals of most field experiences programs are seldom achieved. Recommends more institutional support and field experience assignments geared to self-reflection and analysis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs
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Passe, Jeff; Whitley, Ingela – Social Studies, 1998
Relates the creation of the "Tarheel Museum," created by fourth-grade students in a North Carolina school. Used the creation of a museum to engage students in studying about state history; to incorporate art, music, and physical education into social studies; and to engage special education students. (DSK)
Descriptors: Art, Grade 4, History, History Instruction
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Passe, Jeff; Passe, Mindy – Social Studies, 1985
In this unit, elementary students are involved in many activities that introduce them to the basics of anthropology and archaeology. They interpret artifacts and record and interpret archaeological data, learn about environmental indicators and the significance of archaeological findings, and study conservation. The unit's culminating activity is…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Conservation (Environment), Critical Thinking, Elementary Education