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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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Johnson, Aaron P.; Pennington, Lisa – Social Studies, 2018
Holocaust education in the United States began as a grassroots movement during the 1970s. Today, more than 30 states mandate the teaching of the Holocaust; however, far less attention is given in schools to other 20th-century instances of genocide. Totten has suggested that by neglecting "other" genocides (e.g., Darfur, Rwanda, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Death, History Instruction, Global Education
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Silva, Janelle M. – Social Studies, 2016
This article examines how teachers can develop a sense of social activism in students through critical multiculturalism. Drawing upon data from a nine-month participant observation study of a first-grade public charter school classroom in central California, this article highlights how teachers can integrate critical multiculturalism within an…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Activism, Social Action, Cultural Awareness
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Harrington, Judith M. – Social Studies, 2016
Picture books engage young learners across the elementary curriculum and can effectively help teach about a variety of social studies topics. Social studies may be a neglected subject in many elementary schools, but purposefully incorporating it through children's literature provides an effective means of advancing both literacy skills and social…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Students, Social Studies
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Reidel, Michelle; Draper, Christine – Social Studies, 2013
With the realities of standards-based accountability, it is imperative to model and demonstrate for students how subject areas and teaching methods transcend across traditional boundaries. In an effort to prepare future social studies educators to teach for global awareness and to meaningfully integrate critical literacy skills into their…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Global Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Education Programs
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Thomas-Brown, Karen A. – Social Studies, 2011
This research describes how enrolling students in an afterschool Geography Club affects their perception of the discipline and their geographic literacy. The creation of the afterschool club at this particular school came out of the recognition of the need to increase students' exposure to geographical content. The results of this study show the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Clubs, After School Programs
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Marino, Michael – Social Studies, 2011
This article discusses the role that teacher educators can play in helping their students develop a fuller understanding of world history. Trends such as globalization have led to calls for increased teaching about the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. However, prospective teachers' educational backgrounds have in most cases not…
Descriptors: World History, Global Approach, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Wasta, Stephanie – Social Studies, 2010
Encouraging elementary students to become aware of place and the role it plays in shaping their lives can provide them with a clearer sense of self and a greater appreciation for diversity. To support this premise, this article explores using six National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Books to assist primary students in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Cultural Awareness
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Schall, Janine M. – Social Studies, 2010
Increasing diversity in the United States means that all students must understand multiple cultural perspectives and identities. Educators need to facilitate learning engagements that highlight the complexities of culture and cultural identity, going beyond surface characteristics such as foods, holidays, and clothing that are often the focus in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences
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Maguth, Brad M.; Yamaguchi, Misato – Social Studies, 2010
In an age of increasing global and multicultural forces, the social studies is usually the subject charged with promoting a deeper level of understanding in regards to cultural diversity. To achieve this mission, many social studies teachers have turned to the use of world fairs. However, these activities often end up promoting surface level…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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Carano, Kenneth T. – Social Studies, 2009
In recent studies, youths in the United States have demonstrated a remarkable lack of cultural literacy. As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, it is imperative that students enhance their understanding of other cultures. A classroom correspondence match with a Peace Corps volunteer through the Coverdell Peace Corps World Wise…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Letters (Correspondence), Volunteers, Public Agencies
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Rosler, Brenda – Social Studies, 2008
The purpose of this study was to describe a group of fifth grade students as they engaged in process drama during their social studies class. The author found that students who engaged in process drama learned to combine texts to understand and create new texts. As they became engaged in the material, students collaborated with each other and…
Descriptors: Drama, Textbooks, Grade 5, Social Studies
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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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Lintner, Timothy – Social Studies, 2005
American society is deeply rooted in the belief that differences of all types--religious, cultural, physical, political--should be promoted in ways that serve not to divide or erode but to unify and strengthen. The premise for that American ideal is the promise and potential of difference. Although difference is often embraced, it can also be…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Photography
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