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Demoiny, Sara B.; Ferraras-Stone, Jessica – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the authors demonstrate how pairing master and counter narrative picture books, along with critical literacy practices, can be used to enhance the social studies curriculum outlined by state standards taught in today's elementary schools. These intentional book pairings allow students to grapple with what history truly means and to…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Social Studies, Picture Books, Elementary Schools
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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Zhang, Ying – Social Studies, 2017
With the significant enrollment increase of English Language Learners (ELLs) nationwide, social studies teachers face challenges to educate these students. As a response to the literature of preparing all content teachers to work with ELLs, this article introduces three teacher-friendly language-focused strategies. These strategies help social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Bondy, Jennifer M.; Pennington, Lisa K. – Social Studies, 2016
This article aims to broaden the ways we conceptualize citizenship and implement citizenship education in social studies. To do so, the authors explore media texts as a curricular and pedagogical site for teaching lessons about citizenship. Specifically, the authors investigate how media drafts the boundaries of citizenship for Latin@ youth, and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Social Media, Mass Media Use
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2015
This article presents detailed instructional plans for a two-day, high school-level lesson on wealth distribution in society. The terms "income" and "wealth" are defined and compared, and the significance of studying wealth is discussed. Resources for the lesson are identified, and a pedagogical mode is outlined in relation to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Lesson Plans, Economics Education, Income
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Johnson, Edric C.; Liu, Katrina; Goble, Kristin – Social Studies, 2015
This article introduces the social studies field to Dorothy Heatchote's Mantle of Expert (MOE). MOE is a dramatic inquiry approach used in several subject areas and can work at all levels in the social studies curriculum. The authors go into the development of using this approach in an elementary and middle teacher education program. After sharing…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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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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Santoli, Susan; Vitulli, Paige; Giles, Rebecca – Social Studies, 2015
Exploring controversial and difficult events and issues with young children can be challenging. The Civil Rights Movement is an abstract, perhaps remote, issue for young children today. However, it is an important part of our country's history and a theme worthy of study. This article suggests ways to use photographs to explore this mature subject…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, United States History, Social Studies, Early Childhood Education
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Bair, Sarah D.; Ackerman, Kay – Social Studies, 2014
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War has brought renewed interest in the war itself and in how social studies educators teach the Civil War in their U.S. history courses. The authors encourage teachers to use social history as a vehicle to engage their students in a more complete examination of the war and to foster a deeper…
Descriptors: War, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Maguth, Brad M. – Social Studies, 2013
Over 75 percent of teens have a cell phone, and today's youth are increasingly turning to their cell phones to communicate and access information (Pew Internet 2009). As teens gain access and use mobile devices outside of the classroom, there's been a growing movement for teachers to enlist the digital tools students really use and are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Studies, Educational Technology
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Roberts, Scott L. – Social Studies, 2013
Discussion has long been identified by many in the field of social studies education as one of the most important elements of social studies instruction. However, many classroom teachers face several challenges in implementing the strategy. As a way to combat these challenges and encourage the use of discussion in American's classrooms, the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Hughes, Marie Tejero; Parker-Katz, Michelle – Social Studies, 2013
The number of middle school students with learning disabilities (LD) taught social studies in general education classes continues to rise. Providing general education teachers with additional ways to support students with LD as they navigate social studies reading materials could help planning and teaching for all students. In middle school, when…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Middle School Teachers
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Sheppard, Maia; Mayo, J. B., Jr. – Social Studies, 2013
The authors encourage teachers to make use of existing, standard social studies curriculum to uncover and to make visible the normative assumptions that underlie American cultural beliefs about gender and sexuality. The article provides an overview of how some cultures within the various Native American nations conceptualize gender and sexuality…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Social Studies
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Bersh, Luz Carime – Social Studies, 2013
This article offers a contextual analysis of contemporary immigration issues impacting the institutions in the United States, in particular the school. It discusses the importance of addressing this theme in the classroom and presents its curricular value in the elementary and middle school social studies and interdisciplinary curricula. Using a…
Descriptors: Immigration, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Elementary School Students
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