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O'Neill, D. Kevin; Guloy, Sheryl; Sensoy, Özlem – Social Studies, 2014
To prepare students for participation in a pluralistic, democratic society, history curriculum should help them develop mature ideas about why multiple accounts of the same events exist. But how can we know if we are successful? In this article, we describe work on the design, validation, and piloting of a paper-and-pencil instrument called the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Student Evaluation, Surveys
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Ho, Li-Ching – Social Studies, 2014
Numerous studies have highlighted a clear civic achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds in countries such as Singapore and the United States. Concurrently, researchers from both countries have noted that access to government and civics classes and curricula differs considerably across and within schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Ability Grouping
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Donahue, David M. – Social Studies, 2014
Highlighting a hero is a common response to including the history of marginalized people in the curriculum. Harvey Milk is becoming that hero as social studies curriculum responds to calls for including LGBTQ people. By studying Milk, what might young people learn about LGBTQ people, issues, and movements? What opportunities and limitations exist…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Studies
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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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Christou, Theodore; Bullock, Shawn Michael – Social Studies, 2014
This collaborative self-study article explores experiences teaching a cross-curricular undergraduate course that aimed to integrate social studies and science. The course differs from other compulsory components of the teacher candidates' program of study in that it concentrates on disciplinary structure, as opposed to methods, and it treats two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Klepper, Adam – Social Studies, 2014
Despite 9/11, the seemingly endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the possibility of Iran developing nuclear weapons capabilities, and the Arab Spring and its aftermath, the social studies curricula of high schools throughout the nation generally put little emphasis on the Middle East and Islam as the foundation for understanding vital issues that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Islam, Islamic Culture
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Anderson, Derek – Social Studies, 2014
This mixed methods study identified six elementary teachers, who, despite the widespread marginalization of elementary social studies, spent considerable time on the subject. These six outliers from a sample of forty-six Michigan elementary teachers were interviewed, and their teaching was observed to better understand how and why they deviate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews
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De La Mare, Danielle M. – Social Studies, 2014
The author argues that in order to create space for authentic multicultural engagement in the face of Eurocentric norms, teachers should form discussion groups that follow five basic guidelines: engage, don't enrage; be comfortable with negative emotion; watch for and change unproductive language; talk about everything; and engage in classroom…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Ethnic Diversity, Discussion Groups, Group Dynamics
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An, Sohyun; Kim, Myung Jung; Delacruz, Stacy – Social Studies, 2014
The study begins with the premise of the critical need of increased understanding of others in our global times. Given the intensive and extensive, and often complicated and controversial relations between the United States and South Korea in its modern history, it is critical for South Korean youth to build a more accurate understanding of their…
Descriptors: United States History, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Ragland, Rachel G.; Rosenstein, Daniel – Social Studies, 2014
This article addresses how far educational institutions have come in designing authentic and meaningful curricula for teaching the Holocaust at the secondary level. Examined in this article are the historical development of Holocaust education in the United States, with a focus on the state of Illinois as a case study, what contributes to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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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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Levstik, Linda S.; Henderson, A. Gwynn; Lee, Youngdo – Social Studies, 2014
Elementary students are often hampered by a tendency to ascribe innovation to increasing human intelligence or individual agency rather than increased information, better access to information, or collective and institutional agency. As a result, they struggle to build evidence-based interpretations of the distant past. A fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Archaeology, Culture
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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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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Kesler Lund, Alisa – Social Studies, 2013
This article examines the experiences of a group of fifth-grade teachers who used lesson study, a teacher-driven form of professional development, to teach history in a project supported by a Teaching American History Grant. The project addressed the following questions: What does a lesson study cycle for history education look like? What…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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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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