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Perrotta, Katherine – Social Studies, 2019
Oral history research projects are assignments that can foster student engagement and learning in undergraduate survey history courses. However, existing scholarship indicates that these assignments are seldom used in undergraduate survey courses. Since the aims of undergraduate survey history courses are to satisfy graduation requirements, foster…
Descriptors: Oral History, Research Projects, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Shifflet, Rena; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Social Studies, 2019
The absence of social studies curriculum is a problem because it undermines the essential purposes of schooling: to prepare participatory, contributing members of a democratic society. In this article, we argue that integrating the literacy and social studies curricula is one meaningful way to support such civic-minded social studies instruction…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education
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Masta, Stephanie; Rosa, Tori J. K. – Social Studies, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative, single case study is to investigate how teacher-created curricula addresses key Native American events in early U.S. history and to determine if such curricula provided students with accurate representations of Native American content. To do this, we used discourse analysis to consider the meanings of words and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, American Indians, Discourse Analysis, Power Structure
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Adams, Erin C. – Social Studies, 2019
This is a comprehensive review of literature related to K-12 economics curriculum spanning 20 years, from 1998-2018. The search for literature revealed 18 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes related to social studies and economics education. The study revealed several trends and issues related to K-12 economics…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Gross, Magdalena H.; Wotipka, Christine Min – Social Studies, 2019
Students in the United States learn about the history of enslavement throughout their educational experiences. Yet our understanding of what students from different racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds know about this difficult period in American history is limited. In this study, we use mixed methods to examine written narratives of students'…
Descriptors: High School Students, Knowledge Level, Comprehension, United States History
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Anderson, Derek L.; Zyhowski, Joni – Social Studies, 2018
This case study investigated how two 8th-grade teachers planned for, delivered, and reflected on their teaching of the 2016 Presidential Election. Data sources included classroom observations, teacher interviews, and lesson plans. Despite integrating student-centered lessons about the election with social and political events in US History from…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Observation
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Payne, Katherina Ann – Social Studies, 2018
Civic education for our youngest citizens faces two challenges if we want to imagine new possibilities. First, the field of social studies uses frames of analyzing citizenship education based on studies of older students. Second, predetermined adult ideas (and ideals) of what it means to act civically dominate our conceptions of civic education…
Descriptors: Young Children, Civics, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
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Worthington, Tracy Anne – Social Studies, 2018
The purpose of this article is to synthesize research on the benefits and use of games, role-plays, and simulations, whilst providing examples practicing teachers may wish to use in their classroom. Therefore, the article presents a discussion of key previous research on the use of games, role-plays, and simulations in secondary history…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Centered Learning, Educational Games, Role Playing
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Thacker, Emma S.; Friedman, Adam M.; Fitchett, Paul G.; Journell, Wayne; Lee, John K. – Social Studies, 2018
Social studies continues to be marginalized in elementary grades, yet the "C3 Framework" and its Inquiry Arc offer possibilities for high-quality elementary social studies instruction. However, the "C3 Framework" requires that teachers possess an adequate understanding of how to implement inquiry within the various social…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Heafner, Tina L. – Social Studies, 2018
Adding instructional time and holding teachers accountable for teaching social studies are touted as practical, logical steps toward reforming the age-old tradition of marginalization. This qualitative case study of an urban elementary school, examines how nine teachers and one administrator enacted district reforms that added 45 minutes to the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Barriers, English, Language Arts
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He, Ye; Journell, Wayne; Faircloth, Josh – Social Studies, 2018
In this article we highlight elements of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy that prepare teachers to work with English Learners (ELs) from a variety of backgrounds. Specifically, we focus on the learning experiences and practices of one secondary social studies teacher to explore promising practices with ELs and effective teacher…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Communication, Academic Discourse
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Lo, Jane C. – Social Studies, 2018
This article reports on a study that asks how might an elections simulation influence students with strong polarizing political beliefs? The elections simulation asks students to take on roles as candidate teams, political party leaders, interest groups, and media outlets in a mock presidential election. Students not only learn about elections but…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, United States Government (Course), Civics
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Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Morrison, Steven J. – Social Studies, 2018
Set amidst an increasingly tense discourse about immigration and substantial pressures on educators, this study examines a three-week fourth-grade social studies unit as taught to a class with a large number of English learners located in a low-income school in the Pacific Northwest. Using ethnographic and sociolinguistic perspectives, we provide…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Grade 4, Social Studies, Immigration
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Reingold, Matt – Social Studies, 2017
The following article presents data from a mixed-methods practitioner research study that focuses on understanding how Jewish secondary students learned about controversial topics in Israel's history and how these topics impacted their connection to the country. The responses that were provided by the students showed that the material forced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Jews, Secondary School Students
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Levy, Brett L. M.; Collet-Gildard, Lauren; Owenby, Thomas C. – Social Studies, 2017
Researchers have found that when young people participate in discussions of controversial political issues, they often become more politically engaged and informed (Hess, 2009). Nonetheless, some educators avoid fostering such discussions because they can become heated and distract from academic learning (Hess, 2002). Presidential elections,…
Descriptors: Debate, History Instruction, Political Campaigns, Elections
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