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Sell, Corey Ranshaw; Griffin, Krista – Social Studies, 2017
Given the current marginalization of the social studies within elementary classrooms it is vital that elementary educators seek integrative techniques that promote the social studies. This article explores one such example of integration taught by the authors within an elementary classroom. The three-day lesson taught to fifth-grade students aimed…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Gibson, Melissa Leigh – Social Studies, 2017
Dominant approaches to teaching social studies often marginalize bilingual and bicultural students. This is particularly troubling because the explicit goal of the social studies is to cultivate civic participation. Educational inequalities are thus tied to political inequalities. In light of this, this article shares a narrative case study of the…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Biculturalism, Social Studies
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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Social Studies, 2017
In this study we report the findings of a two-year professional development study using scaffolded lesson-study to encourage and support four teachers' desire to use discussion with increased frequency and quality. We joined a collaborative community of practice made up of one university researcher, two classroom teachers, and a political science…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2017
Teachers learned knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions through spending significant amounts of time working with heritage sites as they learned more about social studies. Elementary social studies teachers engaged in teacher in-service to increase their abilities to meet geography standards. Teacher professional development that caused…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gibbs, Brian – Social Studies, 2017
Taken from a larger qualitative study, this article argues that rather than an encompassing uniform definition, rigor, as understood and enacted by social studies teachers, exists on a complicated spectrum. Teacher placement on this spectrum was influenced by teacher life experience, teacher interpretation of student need, pedagogy employed, how…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Kucan, Linda; Cho, Byeong-Young; Han, Hyeju – Social Studies, 2017
This article describes the design of a social studies unit about the Johnstown Flood of 1889 with a particular emphasis on how specific unit resources engaged middle school students in learning about the geographical and historical context of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. We also report on how the resources supported the teaching and learning of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Historical Interpretation, Social Studies, Geographic Regions
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Maloy, Robert W.; LaRoche, Irene S. – Social Studies, 2017
This article describes the use of student feedback questionnaires by history teacher license candidates in a classroom-based approach called "Conferring with Students." During the past five years, at a large public university in Massachusetts, 125 teacher candidates wrote their own feedback surveys, received responses from more than…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Feedback (Response)
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Dong, Yu Ren – Social Studies, 2017
Second language research and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy have shown a consensus that ELLs who have studied social studies in their home countries will have a better chance of understanding social studies concepts and quickly catching up to their native English-speaking peers. This article discusses strategies to make good use of ELLs' prior…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Prior Learning, Social Studies
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Marks, Melissa J. – Social Studies, 2017
Teaching about the Holocaust as an atrocity of the 1940s misleads students into thinking that it is a genocide occurred, that the world agreed "Never Again," and that the United Nations would prevent future genocides. With genocides in Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Syria occurring in the years since the Holocaust, teachers need to use the…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, Teaching Methods, Human Rights
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McCall, Ava L. – Social Studies, 2017
Although children are already part of the global economy, they often have little understanding of its influence without explicit instruction. The article focuses on recommendations for teaching elementary students in grades three through five about the global economy utilizing the pedagogical recommendations from the National Council for the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Inquiry, Human Rights, Grade 3
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Henning, Mary Beth; Lucey, Thomas A. – Social Studies, 2017
The authors conducted an online survey of elementary teacher education programs within a large midwestern state to assess preservice teachers' and teacher educators' beliefs about and preparedness to teach financial literacy. Very few preservice teachers had meaningful experiences with personal finance in high school, college, or personal decision…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2017
Students participate in historic preservation projects that fall along a continuum of student participation. Adults and students need to work to push more projects to be student led rather than students working for adults. A variety of example projects are presented and show how they fall on the continuum. In addition, an example of projects that…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Involvement, Preservation, Elementary School Students
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Sotiropoulos, Karen – Social Studies, 2017
This article is a reflection on the teaching of black history after the Obama presidency and at the dawn of the Trump era. It is both an analysis of the state of the academic field and a primer on how to integrate the past few decades of scholarship in black history broadly across standard K-12 curriculum. It demonstrates the importance of…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American History, Presidents, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chu, Yiting – Social Studies, 2017
In an article published in 1993, Rahima Wade reviewed the quality of social studies textbook content analyses published in three major social studies journals between 1982 and 1992. She concluded that the quality of this research was disappointing. Borrowing and refining Wade's methods, this article presents the findings of a review of all 29…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Educational History
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