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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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Carano, Kenneth T.; Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2016
The authors explore how graphic novels can be used in the middle and high school social studies classroom to teach human rights. The article begins with a rationale on the benefits of using graphic novels. It next focuses on four graphic novels related to human rights issues: "Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds" (Speigelman…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Social Studies
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Keefer, Natalie; Bousalis, Rina – Social Studies, 2015
In many parts of the less developed world it is women and girls who are expected to provide water for their family. Frequently, young girls are unable to complete school or get jobs because water scarcity means they are forced to walk miles daily to obtain this most basic need. Since the creation of the United Nations Millennium Goals, progress…
Descriptors: Females, Water, Developing Nations, Sex Role
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2014
This article presents findings from an investigation of the treatment of wealth distribution by high school economics textbooks. The eight leading high school economics texts in the United States were examined.
Descriptors: Economics, Income, Economics Education, Textbooks
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Waters, Stewart; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2013
The authors of this article examine several controversial U.S. monuments and offer teachers a rationale, resources, and suggested activities for incorporating these historical monuments into classroom instruction. The authors discuss why controversial issues should be discussed in the social studies classroom through the critical examination of…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Class Activities
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Avery, Patricia G.; Levy, Sara A.; Simmons, Annette M. M. – Social Studies, 2013
The authors argue that deliberation should be an integral part of secondary civics classrooms and teacher education programs. Drawing on a wide range of research, they contend that teaching and learning deliberative skills has the potential to build individual and group civic capacity. They share some of the results of an evaluation of one…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Secondary Education, Classroom Techniques
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Wojcik, Teresa G.; Heitzmann, Ray; Kilbride, Candice; Hartwell, Daniel – Social Studies, 2013
Social studies methods textbooks constitute a rich source of data for trends in teaching and learning. This study examined twenty secondary social studies methods texts for the instructional approaches they recommend. The researchers concluded that methods texts published over the past fifty years consistently call for pedagogical variety and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, History, Textbook Evaluation
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Valenciana, Christine; Ordonez-Jasis, Rosario – Social Studies, 2012
Given the current national debate over immigration reform and the plethora of anti-immigrant policies, practices, and laws, school curriculums should include materials that will allow students to learn about, and reflect on, the impact this debate has on the lived realities of those most impacted. Specifically, teachers and their students will…
Descriptors: United States History, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Immigration
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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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Clark, J. Spencer; Vontz, Thomas S.; Barikmo, Kristoffer – Social Studies, 2008
In this article, the authors offer social studies educators a way to deepen students' understanding of civil disobedience as a democratic and nonviolent means of instigating social change. The authors explore the concept of civil disobedience from a historical perspective and examine the justifications and ramifications of each historical example.…
Descriptors: Civil Disobedience, Social Studies, Secondary Education, World History
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Jewett, Sarah – Social Studies, 2007
The stories of people's lives are captured in historic and contemporary media. Through these lenses, students and teachers can see into the world of social issues and movements, figures, and events. Ultimately, they yield a range of perspectives across time and space. In this article, the author introduces thematic investigations as a systematic…
Descriptors: Investigations, Social Studies, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
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Joshi, Parag; Marri, Anand R. – Social Studies, 2006
Methods courses, the mainstays of preservice teacher education in social studies, are curiously understudied in general terms although there are numerous focused studies on such topics as methods textbooks, problem-based learning, and critical thinking, including an issue focused on reflections on the methods course in the "International Social…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Specialists, Preservice Teacher Education
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Memory, David M.; Yoder, Carol Y.; Bolinger, Kevin B.; Warren, Wilson J. – Social Studies, 2004
At least since John Dewey published his classic works (Dewey [1916] 1938; 1933; [1938] 1963), teachers have been urged to engage students by using thinking and inquiry tasks that reflect real-world concerns and interests. Subsequent to the appearance of Dewey's discussions of that pedagogical stance, the National Council for the Social Studies…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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Social Studies, 2004
Leonard Stout Kenworthy was born to Quaker parents in Richmond, Indiana, in 1912. His father, Murray Kenworthy, was a faculty member in the religious studies department at Earlham College in Richmond. After spending time in New York, Ohio, and Washington, DC, Kenworthy enrolled in a Quaker boarding school not far from Philadelphia. After…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Skill Development, Knowledge Level
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Hewitt, William L. – Social Studies, 2004
Men in the United States are products of society's assumptions about what it means to "be a man." Throughout American history, these assumptions have supported aggression, conflict, and war. Seeing American troops in Iraq conjures comparisons not only to past military ventures but also to the changing face of the masculine warrior. One might see…
Descriptors: Definitions, Masculinity, United States History, Males
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