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Curry, Kristal; Cherner, Todd – Social Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research project was to highlight the practices and philosophies of two effective--but different--social studies teachers who balance the demands of teaching in the modern era while honoring their own philosophies for teaching social studies. This project was ground in the theoretical framework provided by TPACK and used a case…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Technological Literacy
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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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Misco, Thomas; Shiveley, James – Social Studies, 2016
Although social justice is an overarching goal of most every department of teacher education, college of education, and US College or University, it is rarely an identified goal for K-12 schools. We contend that the field of social studies education also substantively focuses on social justice, and as such, this article clarifies the ways in which…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Personality, Reflection
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Vesperman, Dean Patrick; Clark, Chris H. – Social Studies, 2016
This article explores using game theory in social studies classrooms as a heuristic to aid students in understanding strategic decision making. The authors provide examples of several simple games teachers can use. Next, we address how to help students design their own simple (2 × 2) games.
Descriptors: Game Theory, Social Studies, Heuristics, Decision Making
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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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Vansover, Yaron – Social Studies, 2015
Teachers of history (like all teachers) have a tool kit that holds all their methods and techniques and that allows them to construct a proper history lesson. This article proposes putting a tool into this kit that is generally missing from its contents. This tool supposedly belongs to the tool kit of a different subject teacher: the teacher of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Historical Interpretation, Educational Practices
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Kissling, Mark T. – Social Studies, 2015
In the late 1930s several prominent self-described patriotic groups attacked social studies pioneer Harold Rugg as "un-American." The largest instance of textbook censorship in American history unfolded. Yet little attention was given (and continues to be given by scholars) to Rugg's elementary textbooks that he wrote with Louise…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Fallace, Thomas – Social Studies, 2015
In this historical study, the author reexamines the relationship and role of social efficiency and scientific curriculum making in the early years of the social studies (1916-1929). The author argues that historians have applied the term "social efficiency" too bluntly to label and ultimately dismiss a variety of educational reformers in…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
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Pearcy, Mark – Social Studies, 2015
Social studies teachers have an obligation to help students grapple with and thoughtfully examine controversial issues, often in a contemporary context. One such issue is the U.S. use of unmanned aerial vehicles, generally known as drones. Whether for surveillance purposes or military missions, the use of drones by the U.S. government has preceded…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Public Policy, Aviation Technology
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Callahan, Cory – Social Studies, 2015
As pictorial-based social media (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr) continue to encourage and sustain contemporary culture, the future success of America's democratic experiment may increasingly depend on its citizens' ability to critique visual information and take informed action. Promoting critical, historical analysis of…
Descriptors: Photography, Mass Media, Media Literacy, Social Studies
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Maguth, Brad M.; List, Jonathan S.; Wunderle, Matthew – Social Studies, 2015
Today's youth have grown up immersed in technology and are increasingly relying on video games to solve problems, engage socially, and find entertainment. Yet research and vignettes of teachers actually using video games to advance student learning in social studies is scarce (Hutchinson 2007). This article showcases how social studies…
Descriptors: Video Games, Social Studies, Technology Uses in Education, World History
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Diacopoulos, Mark M. – Social Studies, 2015
The potential for social studies to embrace instructional technology and Web 2.0 applications has become a growing trend in recent social studies research. As part of an ongoing process of collaborative enquiry between an instructional specialist and social studies teachers in a Professional Learning Community, a table of Web 2.0 applications was…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Thinking Skills, Social Studies, Taxonomy
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Alarcon, Jeannette; Holmes, Kathlene; Bybee, Eric – Social Studies, 2015
This article details the "journey box" project process enacted by two elementary preservice teacher cohorts. Engaging in activities and projects that promote a sense of investment in not only consuming but producing historical narratives, preservice teachers potentially become interested in sharing this type of learning with their…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Scott, Wendy; Suh, Yonghee – Social Studies, 2015
This content analysis explored how Civics and Government textbooks and the Virginia Standards of Learning for Civics and Government courses reflect citizenship outcomes, specifically deconstructing the unique needs of marginalized students. The coding frame was constructed by using themes and categories from previous literature, specifically…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Whitlock, Annie McMahon – Social Studies, 2015
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) features an inquiry approach to teaching K-12 social studies in which social studies standards are organized into an "inquiry arc." Inquiry in elementary economics is often underused in practice (Laney 2001). This study describes how a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Inquiry, Active Learning, Economics Education
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