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Adams, Erin C. – Social Studies, 2019
This is a comprehensive review of literature related to K-12 economics curriculum spanning 20 years, from 1998-2018. The search for literature revealed 18 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes related to social studies and economics education. The study revealed several trends and issues related to K-12 economics…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2015
The purpose of this article is to empower those interested in teaching students powerful and engaging social studies. Through the lens of Supreme Court simulations, this article provides educators with a viable, classroom-tested lesson plan to bring Problem-Based Learning into their classrooms. The specific aim of the lesson is to provide students…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Civics, Simulation, Court Litigation
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Serriere, Stephanie C. – Social Studies, 2014
Drawing on a three-year multimethod study of civic engagement within "Dewey Elementary," this article identifies the contextual supports of civic efficacy. In particular, it works to map the role of the teacher in supporting the civic action and efficacy of six fifth-grade girls who requested changes to the school's existing lunch plan.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Role, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Virgin, Robb – Social Studies, 2014
Many school districts across North America have turned to a framework for curriculum design and instruction called "Understanding by Design." Included in the framework is a call for teachers to create "essential questions" that provocatively ask students to consider and learn the "big ideas and core processes within the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Curriculum Design, Questioning Techniques, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Thomas-Brown, Karen A. – Social Studies, 2011
This research describes how enrolling students in an afterschool Geography Club affects their perception of the discipline and their geographic literacy. The creation of the afterschool club at this particular school came out of the recognition of the need to increase students' exposure to geographical content. The results of this study show the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geography, Clubs, After School Programs
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Endacott, Jason L. – Social Studies, 2011
Applying a consistent historical theme throughout a social studies course is an effective long-term planning strategy that can promote student engagement, retention of information, and contextualized knowledge of history's continuity and change. This article demonstrates how one such theme, power and liberty, might be incorporated into a secondary…
Descriptors: United States History, Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Social Studies
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Crowe, Alicia R. – Social Studies, 2010
Numeracy is as essential to becoming an active and thoughtful citizen as literacy. Although the concept of numeracy is complex and robust, there are four areas in which teachers can fairly easily begin to incorporate it into social studies curriculum and instruction. The areas include the students' ability to understand raw numeric data in…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Citizenship
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Salinas, Cinthia; Franquiz, Maria E.; Reidel, Michelle – Social Studies, 2008
In this case study, the work of an exemplary high school social studies teacher is highlighted. In her class, late-arrival immigrant students participated in oral, writing, and demonstration activities as they learned the physical, cultural, and historical traditions of geography education. As newcomers to the English language, the students'…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, World Geography, Prior Learning, Immigrants
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Endacott, Jason – Social Studies, 2005
Proving history's relevance to students is a daunting task that social studies educators face everyday as they create lesson plans that they hope will spark their students' interest in learning about the past. Few educators would argue that demonstrating the relevance of the objectives toward which they are teaching is an unnecessary duty. Perhaps…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Curriculum Development
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Marcus, Alan S. – Social Studies, 2005
Hollywood films based in history are inevitably a blend of historical record, fiction, and a film-maker's perspective. If films are not perfect representations of the past, then how can and should we interpret their images and messages? How might teachers talk about or show historically based films during lessons in a way that promotes students'…
Descriptors: Films, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, High Schools
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Sumrall, William J.; Schillinger, Donald N. – Social Studies, 2004
In most school settings, textbooks, which can be static and frequently outdated, are the major source of instruction about societal and science issues. Educators, however, want students to be less reliant on the static, sometimes dated, information and didactic instructions found in those books and to be more active in gathering their own…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Science Education, Current Events
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Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Forney, Scott – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a series of four lessons that integrate social studies, language arts, and life science for high school students. Explains that students participate in a wildflower collection activity, interview a person from another culture to collect interesting facts and wild stories, research a flowering plant, and make wildflower bookmarks. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biology, Cultural Awareness, Integrated Curriculum, Internet
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Waller, Lynn; Edgington, William D. – Social Studies, 2001
Focuses on using music as a tool for teaching about the U.S. Civil War. States that music was integral to life in the United States and for the soldiers during this time period. Discusses why teachers should use music and how to integrate songs into instruction. Includes song lyrics. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational Strategies, History Instruction, Music
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Mathis, Janelle B. – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a literature discussion group consisting of eleven social studies representatives involved in a discussion of children's multicultural literature and articles. Focuses on story as a resource for exploring diversity and for sharing personal experiences and responses with others. Includes the discussion group's schedule and a list of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education
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Meyerson, Peter; Secules, Teresa – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the use of the inquiry cycle during a professional development program for social studies teachers. Focuses on controversial issues, specifically the problems in Kosovo. Describes the inquiry cycle in detail and the three-phase cycle that helped teachers understand the importance of social studies. (CMK)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Geography
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