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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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Lin, Lin; Zhao, Yali; Ogawa, Masato; Hoge, John; Kim, Bok Young – Social Studies, 2009
This article examines how recent history textbooks from the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea present the Korean War. The comparative analysis focuses on four areas: the causes of the Korean War, American involvement in the war, Chinese involvement in the war, and the results of the war. Analysis of the central story lines reveals that…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, War, Foreign Countries
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Zhao, Yali; Zhou, Xiaoguang; Huang, Lihong – Social Studies, 2008
The authors interviewed more than one hundred high school students in three regions of China about their knowledge and perceptions of the United States and China. The authors' findings suggest the following: (1) students possess extensive knowledge about the United States in terms of its history, geography, socioeconomic system, and education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational 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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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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Kang, Sunjoo – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the author explores the conceptual framework of South Korea's high school world history curriculum, and the problems it has faced related to Eurocentrism and Sinocentrism. Through a description of the development of current and past curriculua, the author intends to make clear that in the traditional conceptual framework of Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, History Instruction, World History
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Wasta, Stephanie – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a unit for third-grade students on China, focusing on the first class session and the key elements that were used in the unit (artifacts, literature, and artwork). Discusses how the students' attitudes and understandings about China changed and explores the students' reflections on the class activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Literature, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness
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Gross, Richard E. – Social Studies, 1996
Examines US history as portrayed in Communist Chinese geography, economics, and history texts. Surprisingly little propaganda is found in the geography texts. History and economics, however, contain consistent Marxist interpretations. Briefly describes the background and educational exchange that led to this study. (MJP)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Capitalism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1996
Uses brief excerpts from Chinese and US history textbooks to compare the different representations of historical themes. The themes represented are British colonialism in North America, Native Americans, Chinese immigration, post-Civil War reconstruction, Spanish American War, Versailles (post-World War I), the Great Depression, and Hiroshima.…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Content Analysis