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Maloy, Robert W.; LaRoche, Irene S. – Social Studies, 2017
This article describes the use of student feedback questionnaires by history teacher license candidates in a classroom-based approach called "Conferring with Students." During the past five years, at a large public university in Massachusetts, 125 teacher candidates wrote their own feedback surveys, received responses from more than…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response)
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Gleeson, Ann Marie; D'Souza, Lisa Andries – Social Studies, 2016
The emphasis on disciplinary literacy skills embedded within the Common Core State Standards requires a shift in preparing teachers to explicitly address the craft of reading and writing within social studies instruction. As teacher educators, we think it is imperative to understand the ways in which our teacher candidates integrate literacy…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Campbell, Susan E. – Social Studies, 2011
Metacom's War, also known as King Phillip's War, sets a pattern of national expansion through displacement of native people that echoes throughout American history. Helping students further understand this war through the examination of Mary Rowlandson's primary document provides educators and students with an opportunity to delve deeper into the…
Descriptors: United States History, Historical Interpretation, Primary Sources, Classrooms
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Sanchez, Tony – Social Studies, 2005
With character education a continuing objective of social studies teaching, effective educators address that challenge by first understanding the principles of their discipline and the opportunities for examining character values. Next, strategy comes to the forefront as teachers directly focus on the men and women of history as a major ingredient…
Descriptors: Values Education, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Social Studies
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Danker, Anita C. – Social Studies, 2000
Describes a professional development project called the Learning Network, launched in 1998. The Learning Network can serve as a model for the integration of technology with interdisciplinary curriculum development and for the creation of a virtual museum. Discusses how the Learning Network incorporates the Massachusetts's learning standards. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Deveaux, Philip F.; Normand, Ronald – Social Studies, 1974
The objectives, activities and evaluation design or a model program for teaching local economics and culture within a student centered curriculum are described. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Study, Cultural Awareness, Economics Education