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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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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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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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Kuhn, Deanna; Feliciano, Nicole; Kostikina, Darya – Social Studies, 2019
How better can we prepare students for the roles awaiting them as citizens than by engaging them in addressing challenging issues of the day? We describe our experience as a researcher--practitioner partnership with this objective in a yearlong program involving academically low-performing urban middle schoolers and a student-centered…
Descriptors: Current Events, Citizenship Education, Urban Education, Middle School Students
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Demoiny, Sara B.; Ferraras-Stone, Jessica – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the authors demonstrate how pairing master and counter narrative picture books, along with critical literacy practices, can be used to enhance the social studies curriculum outlined by state standards taught in today's elementary schools. These intentional book pairings allow students to grapple with what history truly means and to…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Social Studies, Picture Books, Elementary Schools
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Smirnova, Natalia V. – Social Studies, 2018
The Economics Across the Curriculum approach encourages the integration of economic concepts into various disciplines. This article features the essence of the approach built on best practices described in the literature. Several creative lesson ideas for teaching about money and inflation are showcased. These lessons were field-tested by high…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Best Practices
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Maddox, Lamont E.; Saye, John W. – Social Studies, 2017
This article addresses the problem of how to best design authentic writing assessments in history that support learners in demonstrating the types of higher order thinking skills needed for effective citizenship. Recent research has primarily focused on curriculum interventions intended to build disciplinary literacies through various types of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, History Instruction, Writing Tests, Competency Based Education
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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Social Studies, 2017
In this study we report the findings of a two-year professional development study using scaffolded lesson-study to encourage and support four teachers' desire to use discussion with increased frequency and quality. We joined a collaborative community of practice made up of one university researcher, two classroom teachers, and a political science…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Henning, Mary Beth; Lucey, Thomas A. – Social Studies, 2017
The authors conducted an online survey of elementary teacher education programs within a large midwestern state to assess preservice teachers' and teacher educators' beliefs about and preparedness to teach financial literacy. Very few preservice teachers had meaningful experiences with personal finance in high school, college, or personal decision…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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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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Saavedra, Anna Rosefsky – Social Studies, 2016
This study uses interview and survey methods to describe the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme's (DP) development of students' "academic civic mindedness" and "model citizenship" at four public schools in California. Results indicate that the DP pedagogy enables students to develop many of the skills that are…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Citizenship Education, Public Schools, Surveys
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Callahan, Cory; Saye, John; Brush, Thomas – Social Studies, 2016
This article advances a continuing line of inquiry into an innovative teacher-support program intended to help in-service history teachers develop professional teaching knowledge for inquiry-based history instruction. Two prior iterations informed our design and use of professional development materials; they also informed the implementation…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Callahan, Cory – Social Studies, 2015
As pictorial-based social media (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr) continue to encourage and sustain contemporary culture, the future success of America's democratic experiment may increasingly depend on its citizens' ability to critique visual information and take informed action. Promoting critical, historical analysis of…
Descriptors: Photography, Mass Media, Media Literacy, Social Studies
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