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Torres, Heidi J. – Social Studies, 2019
Given the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of the United States, an important part of citizenship education is helping children learn how to engage respectfully and dialogically with people whose beliefs and ways of life may differ significantly from their own. Such engagement is necessary for peaceful co-existence, as well as in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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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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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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Tannebaum, Rory P. – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the author seeks to present social studies educators with practical means for using Reddit--an emerging social media website--as a tool for providing students with a democratic education grounded in citizenship and multicultural education. The author focuses on ways in which Reddit offers students the opportunity to learn from…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Social Media, Web Sites, Democratic Values
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Byrd, Marie; Varga, Bretton A. – Social Studies, 2018
The manifestation of Campbell's Law is examined in light of the current era in American public schools of high stakes testing inclusive of narrowed curriculums and teaching to the test. The decades-long practice of reducing instructional time of non-tested subjects, which includes social studies fundamentals, has resulted in a less informed…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Public Education, Citizenship Education, High Stakes Tests
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Dingler, Matt – Social Studies, 2017
Democratic societies require a citizenry skilled in argumentation. At present, the written argument maintains primacy among communicative modes. Because of its cognitive demands, written argumentation is often difficult to teach. A multimodal approach to writing instruction carries the potential to assist struggling learners. This article outlines…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Persuasive Discourse
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Sell, Corey Ranshaw; Griffin, Krista – Social Studies, 2017
Given the current marginalization of the social studies within elementary classrooms it is vital that elementary educators seek integrative techniques that promote the social studies. This article explores one such example of integration taught by the authors within an elementary classroom. The three-day lesson taught to fifth-grade students aimed…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – Social Studies, 2016
This in-depth qualitative case study explores how one social studies teacher implemented teaching Global History for Latino/a English Language Learners (ELLs) in an urban newcomer high school. Using a framework for culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education, this article seeks to highlight how the teacher discussed, designed,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Bondy, Jennifer M.; Pennington, Lisa K. – Social Studies, 2016
This article aims to broaden the ways we conceptualize citizenship and implement citizenship education in social studies. To do so, the authors explore media texts as a curricular and pedagogical site for teaching lessons about citizenship. Specifically, the authors investigate how media drafts the boundaries of citizenship for Latin@ youth, and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Social Media, Mass Media Use
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Lucas, Ashley G.; Clark, Julie – Social Studies, 2016
"Charm City: Down to 'The Wire?'" is the title of an elective class developed by Sarah Taylor, a teacher at a private school in Baltimore. In the class, students explore their city and social justice issues from a framework that correlates to Westheimer and Kahne's (2004) concept of justice-oriented citizenship. Not only do students…
Descriptors: Programming (Broadcast), Television, Municipalities, Social Justice
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Harshman, Jason – Social Studies, 2016
Research in global education has turned toward global citizenship education and the fostering of a more critical reading of the tenets of "soft" global education laid out over four decades ago in Hanvey's (1976) "An Attainable Global Perspective." Interested in skill building and informed application of concepts forwarded…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Education, Citizenship Education, Critical Reading
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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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Miracle, Amanda; Smith, Michael; Anderson, Kevin; Catlett, Rob – Social Studies, 2016
To seriously consider one's rights under the US Constitution, one must grapple with the realization that many rights are not absolute. Instead, they are contested. But how to introduce younger students to such a complex concept, given short attention spans? In this article, we discuss the opportunities, pitfalls, and planning logistics of the 2013…
Descriptors: United States History, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2015
This article presents detailed instructional plans for a two-day, high school-level lesson on wealth distribution in society. The terms "income" and "wealth" are defined and compared, and the significance of studying wealth is discussed. Resources for the lesson are identified, and a pedagogical mode is outlined in relation to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Lesson Plans, Economics Education, Income
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