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Shifflet, Rena; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Social Studies, 2019
The absence of social studies curriculum is a problem because it undermines the essential purposes of schooling: to prepare participatory, contributing members of a democratic society. In this article, we argue that integrating the literacy and social studies curricula is one meaningful way to support such civic-minded social studies instruction…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education
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Torres, Heidi J. – Social Studies, 2019
Given the cultural diversity and pluralistic nature of the United States, an important part of citizenship education is helping children learn how to engage respectfully and dialogically with people whose beliefs and ways of life may differ significantly from their own. Such engagement is necessary for peaceful co-existence, as well as in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Social Studies, 2019
Across grade levels, teachers and students are encouraged to engage in inquiry-based practices. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) "Framework" (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) and the Common Core State "Standards" (Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, 2010), as well…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Inquiry
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Huck, Adam – Social Studies, 2019
While the primary focus of the Common Core Learning Standards is in improving literacy and math, elements of Social Studies topics and skills are emphasized. Primary source analysis and understanding multiple perspectives are just two examples. This article is grounded in a qualitative analysis of integrated instruction in two elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Common Core State Standards, Integrated Curriculum
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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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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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Ellsworth, Tina M.; Stigall, Janelle; Walker, Amy – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
In this article, we offer a rich description for how to highlight women's voices in history through storytelling while engaging students in historical thinking skills rooted in primary source documents.
Descriptors: Females, History, Story Telling, Thinking Skills
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Williams, Jing – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
Can you name several well-known military personnel throughout U.S. history? When hearing this question, most people may begin reciting names like George Washington, Ulysses Grant, George Patten, or Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., who all happen to be men. When thinking about the U.S. military historically, we tend to imagine that it is a man's world.…
Descriptors: Females, Military Personnel, United States History, War
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McClure, Donald R.; Robinson, Kecia I. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
Sports can be a unique platform to teach third-grade students about women's history and civic values. This lesson addresses two social studies practices for the third grade in the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework (Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence; and Chronological Reasoning and Causation) and three themes from the National…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Females, History, Athletics
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Cardinal, Trudy – Canadian Social Studies, 2015
In this paper Dr. Trudy Cardinal shares stories of her experiences teaching literacy for 13 years in an Elementary classroom and the shifts that she made in her thinking about literacy in an Indigenous context. She draws on work she was engaged in as a professor in Elementary education where she came alongside undergraduate students to create…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Populations
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Hotchkiss, Kristie; Hougen, Marty – Social Studies, 2012
Literacy skills taught in the elementary grades establish a good foundation but are not adequate for the demands of secondary content curriculum. In history, preservice teachers must be prepared with a solid content base along with the pedagogy for teaching that content. To better teach and enhance student writing, preservice teachers need to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Content Area Reading, History
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Heafner, Tina L.; Fitchett, Paul G. – Social Studies, 2012
Using data from the National Center for Educational Statistics research spanning fifteen years, researchers examined the impact of national educational policy implementation on the role of social studies in elementary schools. Specifically, with the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2007 and the continuation of federal-mandated…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Role
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Casey, Erin M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
Intercultural education, focused on understanding, respecting, and engaging in dialogue among and about different cultures (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2006) adds to multicultural educational efforts by addressing diverse needs in learning and teaching students. This paper argues for focus on…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Methods Courses
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Walker, Juan; Langan, Elise; Kemp, Andrew; Pagnotti, John; Russell, William – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
Pre-service elementary social studies teachers in the south eastern United States participated in a mixed methods study to determine the degree to which they utilized critical thinking skills. Insight Assessments administered analysis of their reflections, critical thinking skills, and dispositions test. The researchers developed a post survey for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Hakam, Kama Abdul – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
Following Indonesia's 1998 reform, value education in the form of a specific subject is no longer applied. The results of the 2006 national discussion recommended new education programs loaded with values. Therefore, the value education integration in learning activities has been carried out since 2007 and was updated in 2011, 2016, and 2017. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Elementary Education, Citizenship Education
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