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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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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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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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Shand, Kristen; Winstead, Lisa; Kottler, Ellen – Social Studies, 2012
Recent innovations in Web-based technology tools have made planning instruction with technology in mind far more doable than in years past. To aid teachers in planning with technology, tools are organized into five broad categories: communication, collaboration, presentation, organization and critical-thinking. The purpose and potential of each…
Descriptors: Medieval History, Asian History, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Bisland, Beverly Milner – Social Studies, 2010
One way that people learn, remember and communicate is visually. We combine past experiences with new visual information to construct meaning. In this study, elementary teachers introduced their students to the peoples and places of the ancient silk routes using illustrations from two children's picture books, "Marco Polo," written by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Visual Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Contreras, Gloria; Rice, Marion J. – Social Studies, 2009
In this article, the authors investigate Mexican education reform and decentralization and how the state of Jalisco focused in the early twenty-first century on developing a sequential curriculum for teaching civics in grades 1-6. The authors use the term "educacion civica" because in Mexico the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Social Life, Textbooks, Democracy, Educational Change
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Field, Sherry L.; Bauml, Michelle; LeCompte, Karon; Alleman, Janet – Social Studies, 2009
The authors describe how three elementary teachers working in very different parts of the United States teach about Mexico. These teachers' practices allow them to enhance the traditional social studies curriculum, help children learn about themselves and other people, and increase children's capacities for global citizenship. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers
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Demircioglu, Ismail H. – Social Studies, 2008
This study's primary purpose is to investigate the ways in which eighth-grade students responded to a story told to them in a history lesson, which was intended to teach them tolerance. The author used a qualitative approach to gather data in this study. First, he researched the literature dealing with the importance of storytelling in education.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Li, Ling – Social Studies, 2006
In this article, the author discusses her experiences with developing an English-language science curriculum for students at the experimental Hai Bin Lu Primary School in China. She uses Schwab's (1973) four common denominators (or essential factors) of curricula--teacher, student, subject matter, and milieu--and Genette's (1980) three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Bilingual Education, Environmental Education
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Morris, Ronald V.; Janische, Carol – Social Studies, 2003
For students in social studies methods courses, demonstration activities serve a twofold purpose: They help university students to become social studies teachers and they encourage elementary school children to learn social studies. In this article, the authors report on three social studies demonstration activities: (1) International Cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Lin, Chao-Ching – Social Studies, 2003
Especially in politically unstable countries, when a regime changes, the philosophy of education changes. Politicians use education as a tool for conditioning the citizens to adopt a particular political ideology. In Taiwan, over the past 100 years, different regimes with different political agendas have used education for political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Sewell, Alison M.; Fuller, Sue; Murphy, Rosemary C.; Funnell, Barbara H. – Social Studies, 2002
When Creative Problem Solving (CPS) was introduced into social studies programs, the students' participation in the classrooms began to change. They began to assume leadership roles and take on a sense of responsibility; they asked questions and worked cooperatively to decide on social action. In this article, the authors argue that CPS has the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Problem Solving, Social Studies
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White, Cameron – Social Studies, 2002
Although many nations are struggling with social studies, especially when addressing basic goals, ideas of citizenship, and developing and understanding global perspectives, it is New Zealand that provides an interesting case regarding social studies for social efficacy and global understanding. In this article, the author investigates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hidden Curriculum, Social Studies, Citizenship