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Barrow, Elizabeth; Ford, Evelyn Alex – Social Studies, 2019
Teaching controversial issues can be challenging for any teacher, but especially so when the teacher is a cultural outsider. In this article, we provide a snapshot of one social studies educator's experiences teaching about two hotly contested elections--the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 Korean special election--to middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Middle School Teachers, History Instruction
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Smith, Bryan – Social Studies, 2018
In this article I explore an often overlooked feature of everyday life that can serve as a powerful heuristic for students to engage history and geography critically: everyday place-names. Drawing on scholarship in critical toponymy, I explore how the city-text--the past as it is overlaid on top of the geography of the community through…
Descriptors: Geography, Heuristics, Social Studies, Critical Thinking
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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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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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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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Gibson, Melissa Leigh – Social Studies, 2017
Dominant approaches to teaching social studies often marginalize bilingual and bicultural students. This is particularly troubling because the explicit goal of the social studies is to cultivate civic participation. Educational inequalities are thus tied to political inequalities. In light of this, this article shares a narrative case study of the…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Biculturalism, Social Studies
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Marciano, Deb L.; Rackley, Jordan M.; Vaughn, Gregory L. – Social Studies, 2017
What happens when five teacher candidates and their professor bring a wordless picturebook into Italian classrooms? This article presents a grounded discussion of our immersive experiences from the United States and the minilessons they taught stemming from a piece of children's literature through our study abroad program in Italy. The opening of…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Global Education, Study Abroad, Childrens Literature
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Dutt-Doner, Karen M.; Allen, Susan; Campanaro, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2016
Oral histories are a powerful pedagogical tool in developing historical understanding and important learning skills simultaneously. Teachers use firsthand accounts of historical time periods and/or events to help develop students' sense of history. In addition to gaining historical understanding, students are able to bring history alive by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Student Attitudes
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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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Dozono, Tadashi – Social Studies, 2016
The article examines a mainstream curricular unit on the Haitian Revolution, centered on a culminating role-play activity. Cultural studies, subaltern studies, and hermeneutics are applied as theoretical frameworks to read the curriculum unit and its activities. These theoretical lenses sharpen an understanding of what it means to experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Social History
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Moore, James – Social Studies, 2015
Research indicates that most American citizens know little about Islam and, specifically, the major differences between Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims and why this matters to the United States. Although the two major Islamic factions share many common core beliefs and practices, there are some significant religious and political differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Islamic Culture, Muslims
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Busey, Christopher L.; Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Studies, 2015
As the Latin@ population continues to grow in the United States, it is imperative that social studies teachers are aware of the rich history and sociocultural complexities of Latin@ identity. In particular, there is a large population of Latin@s of African descent throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. However, Afro-Latin@s…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Black Studies, Social Studies, Latin American History
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O'Neill, D. Kevin; Guloy, Sheryl; Sensoy, Özlem – Social Studies, 2014
To prepare students for participation in a pluralistic, democratic society, history curriculum should help them develop mature ideas about why multiple accounts of the same events exist. But how can we know if we are successful? In this article, we describe work on the design, validation, and piloting of a paper-and-pencil instrument called the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Student Evaluation, Surveys
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Ho, Li-Ching – Social Studies, 2014
Numerous studies have highlighted a clear civic achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds in countries such as Singapore and the United States. Concurrently, researchers from both countries have noted that access to government and civics classes and curricula differs considerably across and within schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Ability Grouping
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Christou, Theodore; Bullock, Shawn Michael – Social Studies, 2014
This collaborative self-study article explores experiences teaching a cross-curricular undergraduate course that aimed to integrate social studies and science. The course differs from other compulsory components of the teacher candidates' program of study in that it concentrates on disciplinary structure, as opposed to methods, and it treats two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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