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Perrotta, Katherine – Social Studies, 2019
Oral history research projects are assignments that can foster student engagement and learning in undergraduate survey history courses. However, existing scholarship indicates that these assignments are seldom used in undergraduate survey courses. Since the aims of undergraduate survey history courses are to satisfy graduation requirements, foster…
Descriptors: Oral History, Research Projects, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Cummings, Ryan D. – Social Studies, 2019
The typical U.S. history curriculum does not ask students to think about justice. While ignoring injustice may reduce controversy in the classroom, critically thinking about justice engages students and prepares them to be citizens in an often contentious democracy. This article proposes five characteristics of history curricula that support…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Justice, History Instruction, United States History
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Santiago, Maribel; Castro, Eliana – Social Studies, 2019
A narrative of racial progress abounds in U.S. history, making it difficult for teachers to present complex interpretations of racial/ethnic discrimination. Historical complexity challenges such simplistic notions of race/ethnicity and encourages critical thinking. Adding anti-essentialist historical content about Latinx communities is one way to…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Discrimination, Critical Thinking, Inquiry
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Maguth, Brad M.; Tomer, Andrea; Apanius, Avery – Social Studies, 2019
This manuscript considers Berman's (1990) "Despair to Empowerment Curricular Curve" as a possible guiding curricular framework in global education. The authors describe how this curricular curve was used by teachers to enhance a seventh-grade world history unit on the Black Death to move middle-level learners away from despair and toward…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, World History, Grade 7
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Varga, Bretton A.; Beck, Terence A.; Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2019
July 28, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. During this raid, police verbally, and in some cases, physically accosted patrons of the Stonewall Inn. Events from this encounter eventually set off a series of protests by members and allies of the LGBT community. These protests came to be known as the Stonewall…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Activism, Historic Sites, United States History
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Masta, Stephanie; Rosa, Tori J. K. – Social Studies, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative, single case study is to investigate how teacher-created curricula addresses key Native American events in early U.S. history and to determine if such curricula provided students with accurate representations of Native American content. To do this, we used discourse analysis to consider the meanings of words and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, American Indians, Discourse Analysis, Power Structure
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Gross, Magdalena H.; Wotipka, Christine Min – Social Studies, 2019
Students in the United States learn about the history of enslavement throughout their educational experiences. Yet our understanding of what students from different racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds know about this difficult period in American history is limited. In this study, we use mixed methods to examine written narratives of students'…
Descriptors: High School Students, Knowledge Level, Comprehension, United States History
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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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Anderson, Derek L.; Zyhowski, Joni – Social Studies, 2018
This case study investigated how two 8th-grade teachers planned for, delivered, and reflected on their teaching of the 2016 Presidential Election. Data sources included classroom observations, teacher interviews, and lesson plans. Despite integrating student-centered lessons about the election with social and political events in US History from…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Observation
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Worthington, Tracy Anne – Social Studies, 2018
The purpose of this article is to synthesize research on the benefits and use of games, role-plays, and simulations, whilst providing examples practicing teachers may wish to use in their classroom. Therefore, the article presents a discussion of key previous research on the use of games, role-plays, and simulations in secondary history…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Centered Learning, Educational Games, Role Playing
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Thacker, Emma S.; Friedman, Adam M.; Fitchett, Paul G.; Journell, Wayne; Lee, John K. – Social Studies, 2018
Social studies continues to be marginalized in elementary grades, yet the "C3 Framework" and its Inquiry Arc offer possibilities for high-quality elementary social studies instruction. However, the "C3 Framework" requires that teachers possess an adequate understanding of how to implement inquiry within the various social…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2018
While historical thinking has a rich literature, civic thinking has been an underdeveloped area of research in social studies education. I discuss in this article three activities designed to strengthen students' civic thinking skills by examining the "political death and resurrection" of Richard Nixon in the 1960s. These three…
Descriptors: Presidents, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Political Candidates
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Starna, William A. – Social Studies, 2018
This essay is a critical analysis of elements of the Social Studies Toolkit and related materials developed by the New York State Education Department. It addresses misunderstandings of historical theory and method and the presentation of historical knowledge and information by department staff and affiliates, the consequences of which puts…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Social Studies, Guides, United States History
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Waters, Stewart; Magliocca, Autumn – Social Studies, 2018
The emergence of the Times Up and the #MeToo movements has sparked a conversation in the United States uncovering the grim realities that many women face. As the focus on gender equity and power dynamics between men and women continue to garner national attention, the authors of this article were curious to see if this progress manifested itself…
Descriptors: World History, Females, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues
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Smith, William L.; Crowley, Ryan M. – Social Studies, 2018
In this conceptual article we consider the pedagogical possibilities and pitfalls of incorporating White ally figures in history and social studies curricula. Drawing on the burgeoning scholarship on race and the social studies and literature on alternative racial orientations, such as allies, antiracists, and abolitionists, we contend that…
Descriptors: Whites, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Social Studies
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