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Scott, Wendy; Suh, Yonghee – Social Studies, 2015
This content analysis explored how Civics and Government textbooks and the Virginia Standards of Learning for Civics and Government courses reflect citizenship outcomes, specifically deconstructing the unique needs of marginalized students. The coding frame was constructed by using themes and categories from previous literature, specifically…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, State Standards, Academic Standards
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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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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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Cho, Seonhee; Reich, Gabriel A. – Social Studies, 2008
The authors report the findings of a survey study in which they investigated high school social studies teachers' current practices, challenges, and needs in relation to instruction of English language learners (ELLs). Thirty-three high school social studies teachers in six English as a second language (ESL)-centered schools in central Virginia…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Social Studies
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White, William E.; Hartoonian, H. Michael; van Scotter, Richard; Davis, James E. – Social Studies, 2007
It is often difficult for Americans to find the secrets for addressing issues relevant to the contemporary United States. However, in every generation, individual citizens in their communities, states, and national institutions have debated values that are central to the nation. By studying American history as a sequence of case studies, students…
Descriptors: United States History, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Morrill, Robert W. – Social Studies, 2004
Citizens engage in politics when they choose the structure, content, and processes of schooling. Politics is about who gets what, when, where, and how. The interaction of politics and schooling is a legitimate and needed aspect of social action. Because education is about developing enlightened and productive citizens, education and politics are…
Descriptors: State Standards, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
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Hamilton, William W. – Social Studies, 1988
Describes a school project in which children learn about their state's geography by visiting Virginia's historical sites. The project's culminating activity was an individual presentation by each student about the history of the area they visited. (BSR)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Secondary Education, State History