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ERIC Number: EJ943973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Citizenship as a Verb Teaching Students to "Become Informed, Think It through, and Take Action"
Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Bernens-Kinkead, Donna; Coake, Whitney; Loudermilk, Liesl; Lukasik, Diane; Podany, Wendy
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n1 p5-9 Sep-Oct 2011
What does it mean to teach meaningful and powerful social studies? What curricular frameworks might be useful to this end? What does vibrant social studies look like in the classroom? The purpose of this article is twofold--to propose a curricular and pedagogical framework for teaching powerful social studies and to illustrate outstanding strategies to teach elementary social studies. The authors hope that the curricular perspectives, teaching strategies, and classroom examples described in this article can inspire meaningful social studies instruction in the classroom. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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