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Buchanan, Lisa Brown – Social Studies, 2015
This article describes how elementary preservice teachers used four documentary films to think historically about the United States Civil Rights Movement. The author situates the descriptive case study within research about historical thinking and documentary film, identifying the need for using documentary film to think historically in the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, United States History, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Scheuerell, Scott; Jaeger, Matt – Social Studies, 2015
The authors discuss how high school students participated in a unit in which they learned about African American history in a 1:1 computer classroom--in particular, how they were able to use digital history to learn about a variety of African American leaders who are not frequently covered in the traditional American History textbook. In addition,…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Marino, Michael P.; Crocco, Margaret S. – Social Studies, 2015
Pizza serves as a powerful example of historical themes such as immigration, cultural exchange and urbanization. In the post-WWII United States, Trenton, NJ, and other cities were gradually being transformed by suburbanization, the rise of fast food, and changes in family living related to women's entry in large numbers into the paid workforce.…
Descriptors: United States History, Food, History Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Shuttleworth, Jay – Social Studies, 2015
Understanding the pressing need for humans to limit their consumption to more supportable levels, this study investigated how one social studies teacher taught the social issues associated with a sustainable food supply. This article discusses what the teacher's curricular, pedagogical, and assessment strategies were in engaging students with…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Sielaff, Christopher K.; Washburn, Erin K. – Social Studies, 2015
With the adoption of the "Common Core State Standards" many social studies teachers are faced with the task of very intentionally integrating writing instruction into their content curriculum. While this task may be daunting, there are research-based instructional frameworks to help teachers implement strategies to support student…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Guidelines, Writing Strategies, State Standards
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Schul, James E. – Social Studies, 2014
The emergence of digital technology provides new opportunities for teaching and learning in the history classroom. However, these new opportunities often require new skills to be learned by teachers and students alike. This article focuses on one such digitally oriented strategy, desktop documentary making, which empowers students to easily make…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Documentaries, Information Technology
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Maguth, Brad M.; Taylor, Nathan – Social Studies, 2014
Social studies education plays an important role in preparing students for a diverse, pluralistic democratic citizenry (NCSS 2010). While the field has made some gains in addressing the needs of various marginalized communities within the curriculum, there has been very little progress in incorporating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Homosexuality, Advocacy
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2014
This article reports on an investigation to explore the possibility that ideology might be expressed in the treatment of corporate influence on federal government by social studies textbooks. Two textbooks were examined in the study--United States history and American government. Corporate influence involves activities that affect election and…
Descriptors: High School Students, History Instruction, Content Analysis, Textbooks
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Monobe, Gumiko; Son, Eun Hye – Social Studies, 2014
This article examines children's literature that depicts people undergoing political conflict and war in a post-WWII era. These books portray political conflicts, refugees' relocation, and settlement in different countries. Using these books with drama inspired activities can help students gain awareness and empathetic attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Conflict, Refugees, Dramatics
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O'Brien, Joseph; Lawrence, Nicholas; Green, Kori – Social Studies, 2014
In seeking to prepare students to be "citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world," teachers engage students in live, online discussions about what justifies war, while at the same time grappling with the requirements to teach the memorization of people, places and isolated events. Teachers and a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion
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Viator, Martha Graham; Halper, Sara – Social Studies, 2014
Teaching empathy can be a means to teach multiple perspectives in the social studies classroom. Examining U.S. history through the lens of the pursuit of the "American Dream" will resonate with many high school students. This article suggests a framework using the theme of the "American Dream" of homeownership for a high school…
Descriptors: Social Studies, High School Students, Civil Rights, Housing
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McBride, Holly – Social Studies, 2014
Students in this post-industrial technological age require opportunities for the acquisition of new skills, especially in the marketplace of innovation. A pedagogical strategy that is becoming more and more popular within social studies classrooms is the use of computer and video games as enhancements to everyday lesson plans. Computer/video games…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Computer Games, Video Games, Teaching Methods
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Britt, Judy; Howe, Mandi – Social Studies, 2014
In each edition of their book "Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools", Levstik and Barton (2011) encourage us to take a mental journey to imagine classrooms where students regularly "do history" (xi). The social studies experiences that many educators envision for elementary classrooms…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Social Studies, Literacy
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Chiodo, John J.; Meliza, Evette – Social Studies, 2014
Between 1854 and 1930, over 200,000 children left New York City, as well as other major east coast cities, bound for families in rural areas. They traveled to towns in New England, the Midwest, the South, and even as far west as Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington. These orphans were the children of immigrant families who were pouring into…
Descriptors: United States History, Adoption, Immigrants, Social Problems
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