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Waring, Scott M.; Tapia-Moreno, Dayva M. – Social Studies, 2015
Using primary sources to teach students about the past helps them to improve crucial analytical skills and gives them an opportunity to evaluate a variety of sources and to construct evidence-based narratives. These are skills that all students need for success throughout their educational process, career, and civic life (NCSS 2013). Examining the…
Descriptors: United States History, War, History Instruction, Primary Sources
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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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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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LeCompte, Karon; Blevins, Brooke – Social Studies, 2015
Project-based learning is an example of powerful social studies learning in which student engage in active inquiry. Action civics is a relatively new educational practice in which students "act as citizens" through a cycle of research, action, and reflection about problems they care about in their community. "Building Civic…
Descriptors: Civics, Active Learning, Student Projects, Social Studies
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Murphree, Daniel – Social Studies, 2015
"Flipping" the Classroom techniques and the use of Embedded Writing Consultants (EWC) in institutions of higher education have been the subject of scholarly research in recent years. However, it appears that no studies have examined the simultaneous use of both "tools" in an introductory History course at the university level.…
Descriptors: Consultants, History Instruction, College Programs, Higher Education
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Moore, James – Social Studies, 2015
Research indicates that most American citizens know little about Islam and, specifically, the major differences between Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims and why this matters to the United States. Although the two major Islamic factions share many common core beliefs and practices, there are some significant religious and political differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Islamic Culture, Muslims
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Keefer, Natalie; Bousalis, Rina – Social Studies, 2015
In many parts of the less developed world it is women and girls who are expected to provide water for their family. Frequently, young girls are unable to complete school or get jobs because water scarcity means they are forced to walk miles daily to obtain this most basic need. Since the creation of the United Nations Millennium Goals, progress…
Descriptors: Females, Water, Developing Nations, Sex Role
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Cruz, Bárbara C.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R. – Social Studies, 2015
The importance of visual literacy development is demonstrated using social studies examples from an innovative, collaborative arts program. Discussion of the Visual Thinking Strategies approach, connections to the Common Core State Standards, prompts for higher-order critical thinking, and the application of historical and social science ideas in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Social Studies, Art Education, Critical Thinking
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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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Busey, Christopher L.; Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Studies, 2015
As the Latin@ population continues to grow in the United States, it is imperative that social studies teachers are aware of the rich history and sociocultural complexities of Latin@ identity. In particular, there is a large population of Latin@s of African descent throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. However, Afro-Latin@s…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Black Studies, Social Studies, Latin American History
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McGiboney, Colleen; Roberts, Scott L. – Social Studies, 2015
Because of the importance that geography plays in our understanding of economics, history, and politics, it has been argued that the subject should be taught to students beginning at the early elementary level, usually focusing on the family unit and local communities. However, when the proper technology tools and strategies are used, students at…
Descriptors: Geography, Kindergarten, Social Studies, Web Sites
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Green, Martha R.; Walters, Lynne Masel; Walters, Timothy; Wang, Liangyan – Social Studies, 2015
This article evaluates the impact of extending a traditional written research paper into a digital documentary on students' perception and level of comprehension of a global sustainability issue. An adaptation of Moon's (1999) five-stage map of learning was used to assess the written and digital projects students submitted to a statewide…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Sustainability, Reflection, Documentaries
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