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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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Levy, Brett L. M.; Collet-Gildard, Lauren; Owenby, Thomas C. – Social Studies, 2017
Researchers have found that when young people participate in discussions of controversial political issues, they often become more politically engaged and informed (Hess, 2009). Nonetheless, some educators avoid fostering such discussions because they can become heated and distract from academic learning (Hess, 2002). Presidential elections,…
Descriptors: Debate, History Instruction, Political Campaigns, Elections
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Gleeson, Ann Marie; D'Souza, Lisa Andries – Social Studies, 2016
The emphasis on disciplinary literacy skills embedded within the Common Core State Standards requires a shift in preparing teachers to explicitly address the craft of reading and writing within social studies instruction. As teacher educators, we think it is imperative to understand the ways in which our teacher candidates integrate literacy…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Callahan, Cory; Saye, John; Brush, Thomas – Social Studies, 2016
This article advances a continuing line of inquiry into an innovative teacher-support program intended to help in-service history teachers develop professional teaching knowledge for inquiry-based history instruction. Two prior iterations informed our design and use of professional development materials; they also informed the implementation…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Hotchkiss, Kristie; Hougen, Marty – Social Studies, 2012
Literacy skills taught in the elementary grades establish a good foundation but are not adequate for the demands of secondary content curriculum. In history, preservice teachers must be prepared with a solid content base along with the pedagogy for teaching that content. To better teach and enhance student writing, preservice teachers need to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Content Area Reading, History
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Lindquist, David H. – Social Studies, 2012
History courses based on chronological narratives in textbooks often assume a linear format through which students accumulate substantial amounts of surface-level information, with the various pieces of that information being disconnected from each other and from larger historical contexts. In addition, such narratives are often dry and lifeless,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, United States History, Modern History, Historical Interpretation
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Bauml, Michelle; Field, Sherry L. – Social Studies, 2012
The authors provide an overview of children's books published in the United States during the last decade (2000-2010) that deal with Mexico and Mexican people. Suggested guidelines for selecting quality books and a list of award-winning titles are included as resources for teaching about Mexico. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Guidelines
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Fitzgerald, Jason C. – Social Studies, 2011
History textbooks have long been criticized for their adherence to the "stabilized national narrative" (VanSledright 1998). However, teachers need to also be aware of the ideological influences of the supplemental instructional materials they choose. A case study of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon illustrates…
Descriptors: United States History, Textbooks, Instructional Materials, Patriotism
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Key, La Vonne; Bradley, Jack A.; Bradley, Karen Sue – Social Studies, 2010
To promote content literacy, students have to be actively involved. This article focuses on strategies that stimulate student interest by involving them with the content during pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities. These processes provide students with optimal opportunities for comprehension. The authors recommend the use of a…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, Educational Strategies
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Gallavan, Nancy P.; Kottler, Ellen – Social Studies, 2010
Delving into the life and legacy of Henry VIII is both complex and captivating. People seem compelled to learn more abut his critical contributions and controversial conduct that range from the significant to the scandalous. Reflecting on the history of the world would be incomplete without investigating the events and escapades associated with…
Descriptors: Biographies, Western Civilization, World History, Social Studies
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Camicia, Steven P. – Social Studies, 2009
Although student deliberation of public issues is recognized as a vital component of democratic education, little research focuses on the range of perspectives available to students during such deliberation. Social justice and legitimacy demand a wide range of inclusion, choices, and perspectives during student deliberation. This article contrasts…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Textbooks, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Lucas, Ashley G. – Social Studies, 2009
This article considers human rights education at the elementary school level in the United States. It explores some of the benefits of including human rights education in the elementary curriculum and provides suggestions on how to incorporate it. The article focuses on a discussion of the book "A Life Like Mine: How Children Live around the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary School Curriculum, Books, Global Education
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Fertig, Gary – Social Studies, 2008
When teachers in elementary and middle school classrooms portray history as an immutable sequence of certain facts, dates, and events, young learners tend to view the past, and by extension the future, as something fixed and inevitable. Learning about the past through investigating biographies can help counter this tendency by teaching students to…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Middle Schools, Biographies, History Instruction
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Reagan, Rebecca – Social Studies, 2008
In this article, the author describes her use of direct instruction to introduce the skill of determining source reliability in a fifth-grade unit on immigration in American history. She structures instruction to help students establish a thinking-skill strategy that results in not only an understanding of immigration in the late 1800s to early…
Descriptors: United States History, Grade 5, Immigration, Direct Instruction
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