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Marciano, Deb L.; Rackley, Jordan M.; Vaughn, Gregory L. – Social Studies, 2017
What happens when five teacher candidates and their professor bring a wordless picturebook into Italian classrooms? This article presents a grounded discussion of our immersive experiences from the United States and the minilessons they taught stemming from a piece of children's literature through our study abroad program in Italy. The opening of…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Global Education, Study Abroad, Childrens Literature
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Ho, Li-Ching – Social Studies, 2014
Numerous studies have highlighted a clear civic achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds in countries such as Singapore and the United States. Concurrently, researchers from both countries have noted that access to government and civics classes and curricula differs considerably across and within schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Ability Grouping
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An, Sohyun; Suh, Yonghee – Social Studies, 2013
Framing history/social studies textbooks as a social construction designed to create a public memory of a national history and history of the Other, we investigated how U.S. history is represented in South Korea's social studies textbooks and what images and ideas of the United States are encouraged for South Korean students to take. To answer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, United States History
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Heafner, Tina L.; Fitchett, Paul G. – Social Studies, 2012
Using data from the National Center for Educational Statistics research spanning fifteen years, researchers examined the impact of national educational policy implementation on the role of social studies in elementary schools. Specifically, with the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2007 and the continuation of federal-mandated…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Role
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Waterson, Robert A.; Jenne, Katherine – Social Studies, 2011
A review of "The September 11th Education Program: A National Interdisciplinary Curriculum" reveals a sensitive and well-created program for the 5-12 social studies teacher to use in teaching about the challenging subject of 9/11. This program provides an opportunity for teachers to find a balance among understanding, critical analysis,…
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
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Torres, Lisa – Social Studies, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the importance of continuing study of the events surrounding 9/11. She also provides ideas on how the 9/11 Education Trust's curriculum can be implemented in a variety of classroom settings.
Descriptors: United States History, Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide
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O'Brien, Jason L.; Sears, Christine E. – Social Studies, 2011
Set during the Cold War and space race, this historical role-play focuses on Wernher von Braun's involvement in and culpability for the use of slave laborers to produce V-2 rockets for Nazi Germany. Students will grapple with two central questions. Should von Braun have been allowed to emigrate to the United States given his affiliation with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Playing, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Biographies
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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2011
In the United States, survey courses in world history have been staples of school programs for almost a century. But no consensus has emerged on the exact goals toward which these courses should be directed. Nor is there agreement on what topics to include or in what order topics should be studied. This article introduces some of the reasons for…
Descriptors: World History, Introductory Courses, Definitions, Conflict
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Lin, Lin; Zhao, Yali; Ogawa, Masato; Hoge, John; Kim, Bok Young – Social Studies, 2009
This article examines how recent history textbooks from the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea present the Korean War. The comparative analysis focuses on four areas: the causes of the Korean War, American involvement in the war, Chinese involvement in the war, and the results of the war. Analysis of the central story lines reveals that…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, War, Foreign Countries
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Zhao, Yali; Zhou, Xiaoguang; Huang, Lihong – Social Studies, 2008
The authors interviewed more than one hundred high school students in three regions of China about their knowledge and perceptions of the United States and China. The authors' findings suggest the following: (1) students possess extensive knowledge about the United States in terms of its history, geography, socioeconomic system, and education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Joseph, Brad – Social Studies, 2008
Roswell has long been synonymous with aliens and UFOs, and people have been arguing over what happened that night in 1947 for many years. It is a topic left out of most textbooks and neglected in many social studies classrooms. However, Roswell has found a permanent place in American culture, and teaching about Roswell can be valuable to social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, History Instruction
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Martin, Leisa A. – Social Studies, 2008
To prepare students for effective citizenship, the author examines the Pledge of Allegiance and explores its meaning, history, and role in American history. The author includes quotes presenting different views of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and examples of pledges from different countries. Teachers are encouraged to have students examine their…
Descriptors: United States History, Citizenship Education, Patriotism, Political Socialization
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Carano, Kenneth T.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Studies, 2007
Youths in the United States are less geographically and culturally literate than are youths in many other industrialized countries. In an time in which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, it is pertinent that American youths study geography, evaluate stereotypes, and understand how individuals are perceived by others. The authors…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Global Approach, Geography, Cultural Awareness
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Baghban, Marcia – Social Studies, 2007
The United States is currently experiencing the largest wave of immigration in its history. This contemporary immigration is unprecedented in its diversity of ethnicity, class, and countries of origin, and large urban areas are no longer alone in absorbing arrivals. The author reviews children's picture books about dilemmas that immigrant children…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Immigration, Immigrants, Coping
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White, William E.; van Scotter, Richard; Hartoonian, H. Michael; Davis, James E. – Social Studies, 2007
The future of the American experiment, and the life of the democratic republic that is the United States, is at risk. American citizens have endangered the republic by failing to educate new generations of citizens about civic responsibility. As early as the nineteenth century, the tension between individualism and American republican principles…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility
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