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Zakai, Sivan – Social Studies, 2019
Digital technologies collapse distance and accelerate the speed at which information travels. This has made it easier for children to encounter violent clashes from across the globe. Thus, the digital era has raised new questions for educators about how to teach current events in an increasingly globalized world. When children have easy access to…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Current Events, Violence
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McGiboney, Colleen; Roberts, Scott L. – Social Studies, 2015
Because of the importance that geography plays in our understanding of economics, history, and politics, it has been argued that the subject should be taught to students beginning at the early elementary level, usually focusing on the family unit and local communities. However, when the proper technology tools and strategies are used, students at…
Descriptors: Geography, Kindergarten, Social Studies, Web Sites
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Summer, Melissa – Social Studies, 2014
This article details my racialized awakenings as a White kindergarten teacher after being called a racist by a parent of one of my students. I chronicle critical reflections of myself and my school in terms of latent institutional racism and actions. I share the actions that I have begun in my efforts to counter racism and move toward teaching for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Racial Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Racial Attitudes
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Chapin, June R. – Social Studies, 2006
Data were extracted from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), a national sample of more than 20,000 kindergartners and first-graders. Fifty-one social studies and science test items were combined into a General Knowledge Test. This test was individually administered to each child with no reading required. General Knowledge Test scores…
Descriptors: Test Items, Kindergarten, African American Children, Social Studies
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Social Studies, 2004
Five key questions form the basis of the new CML MediaLit Kit, an educational framework and curriculum guide developed by the Center for Media Literacy. Adaptable to all grades, the key questions help children and young people evaluate the thousands of media messages that bombard them daily. More than two years in development and available for…
Descriptors: Democracy, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Critical Viewing