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Huck, Adam – Social Studies, 2019
While the primary focus of the Common Core Learning Standards is in improving literacy and math, elements of Social Studies topics and skills are emphasized. Primary source analysis and understanding multiple perspectives are just two examples. This article is grounded in a qualitative analysis of integrated instruction in two elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Common Core State Standards, Integrated Curriculum
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Starna, William A. – Social Studies, 2018
This essay is a critical analysis of elements of the Social Studies Toolkit and related materials developed by the New York State Education Department. It addresses misunderstandings of historical theory and method and the presentation of historical knowledge and information by department staff and affiliates, the consequences of which puts…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Social Studies, Guides, United States History
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Clabough, Jeremiah; Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2018
Over the last couple of years, White nationalist groups have been at the forefront of American political life, especially with the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The historical roots of White nationalist movements run deep in the United States and are most closely associated with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In this article the authors explore…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Whites, Middle School Students, Nationalism
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DiCamillo, Lorrei; Bailey, Nancy M. – Social Studies, 2016
The authors of this article are two teacher educators who worked collaboratively to co-teach an interdisciplinary English and US history class to eleventh-grade students in an urban high school. They wanted to ensure the methods they were teaching preservice teachers were current and effective. The article discusses the foundational beliefs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Interdisciplinary Approach, Urban Schools, Charter Schools
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Goldenberg, Barry M. – Social Studies, 2016
This manuscript, written with the educator in mind, describes the Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) program, a twenty-week after-school history program that engaged urban students in history by immersing them in aspects of the historical process. Throughout the program, a group of Black male high school students were apprenticed as historical…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Youth Programs, After School Programs, African American Students
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Sielaff, Christopher K.; Washburn, Erin K. – Social Studies, 2015
With the adoption of the "Common Core State Standards" many social studies teachers are faced with the task of very intentionally integrating writing instruction into their content curriculum. While this task may be daunting, there are research-based instructional frameworks to help teachers implement strategies to support student…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Guidelines, Writing Strategies, State Standards
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Snyder, Catherine; Paska, Lawrence M.; Besozzi, David – Social Studies, 2014
This action research study followed a social studies educator as he developed and implemented screencasts in three ninth-grade world history classes. He focused on ways to increase student-centered learning and meeting the needs of broad ranges of learners. The study revealed an increase in student engagement, instruction in career and college…
Descriptors: Action Research, World History, History Instruction, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Marino, Michael P. – Social Studies, 2012
This article discusses how local history can be used by teachers to help develop historical thinking skills such as source analysis, the collection of data, and the creation of historical arguments. Using New York City as a case study, this article argues that urban spaces and local communities provide historical evidence that can be read and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Local History, Primary Sources, Thinking Skills
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Marri, Anand R.; Ahn, Meesuk; Crocco, Margaret Smith; Grolnick, Maureen; Gaudelli, William; Walker, Erica N. – Social Studies, 2011
The issues surrounding the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit are complex, but not beyond the reach of young students. This study finds scant treatment of the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit in high schools today. It is hardly surprising that high school teachers spend so little time discussing these topics in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Current Events, Debt (Financial), Secondary School Teachers
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Kuthe, Adam – Social Studies, 2011
In this article, a New York City public school teacher discusses the creation and implementation of a course that explores controversial topics surrounding terrorism and modern reactions to terrorism. The author describes the challenges of creating such a course and questions why such courses are seemingly rare in social studies education.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Terrorism, Course Descriptions, Social Studies
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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Social Studies, 2011
This article addresses the subject of teaching about women in world history in K-12 schools and in programs of social studies teacher education. It includes a review of the place of gender in teaching about world history to current and future teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. This informal research serves as the platform for a set…
Descriptors: World History, Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Journell, Wayne – Social Studies, 2009
This article frames history education as a social construction designed to create a national identity through the inclusion, exclusion, and treatment of various societal groups. Using this lens, the author analyzes curriculum standards from nine states that annually assess student knowledge of American history to better understand the depiction of…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, State Standards, Immigration
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Libresco, Andrea S. – Social Studies, 2006
From the emphasis on lower-level test-prep materials to the disappearance of the subject altogether, elementary social studies is, in the best case scenario, being tested and, thus, taught with a heavy emphasis on recall; and, in the worst-case scenario, not being taught at all. In this article, the author responds to Jeff Passe's views on…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Teachers
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DeLeon, Abraham P. – Social Studies, 2006
The cover of the June 15, 2006, edition of the "New York Post" reported that Kenny Alexis, who was dubbed "The Ripper," was apprehended after he attacked several people in a New York City subway. Alexis was shown standing ominously with several white police officers behind him. At first, the story seems to describe a random and…
Descriptors: Photography, Police, Newspapers, Racial Bias
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Sanchez, Tony R. – Social Studies, 2006
Most agree that the event now simply known as 9/11 proved to be a turning point in U.S. history. Nothing will ever be the same again politically, legally, and socially. Besides being the most devastating workplace disaster to occur in New York City and the nation, it was a moment that defined a generation and rivals similar generation-defining…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Simulation, United States History
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