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Croddy, Marshall; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2014
As the C3 Framework for the social studies rolls out, it is hoped that its influence will grow, offering a vision and guidance for the development of a new generation of state social studies standards that promote deeper student learning and the acquisition of essentials skills for college, career, and civic life. In the interim, it can be an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Guidance Programs, Civics
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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
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Chick, Kay A. – Social Education, 2009
The Battle of Bull Run is routinely cited as the first land battle of the Civil War. This battle between Union and Confederate forces took place near Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861. But was this battle really the initial skirmish between the North and the South? Historians today concede that the first land battle actually took place on June…
Descriptors: United States History, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, War
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Yell, Michael M. – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how it is more important than ever for today's students to excel in social studies. This excellence can occur when every student in grades K-12 has equal access to deep, engaging, thoughtful social studies instruction on a daily basis. With social studies excellence, teachers broaden their students' horizons,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Futures (of Society), Access to Education
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Social Education, 2008
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first have seen a marginalization of social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment at all grade levels. In many state houses, in departments of education, and in school districts across this great nation, education for citizenship has taken a back seat to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Position Papers, Citizenship Education
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Lipscomb, George B.; Guenther, Lisa Marie; McLeod, Perry – Social Education, 2007
In social studies, the incorporation of technology presents some unique opportunities. With such innovations as blogging, interactive mapping, digital resources and others entering social studies classrooms, there is great potential for teachers, but it is hard to know where to begin. In this article, the authors focus on one familiar, yet rapidly…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Social Studies, Technology Integration, Technological Literacy
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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2007
In social studies classes, there is a longstanding interest in how societies evolve and change over time. However, as stories of the past unfold, it is often difficult to identify a direct link between causes and effects, so students are forced to accept at face value the interpretations of economists, political scientists, historians,…
Descriptors: Models, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Social Studies
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2007
In this article, the author lists some websites that will both help teachers teach about the concept of realigning elections and help students learn about the concept and follow the news and primary returns to evaluate it. The list is divided into three groups: (1) one dealing with the election realignment concept; (2) a few sites that will help…
Descriptors: Elections, Internet, Web Sites, Teaching Methods
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Suiter, Mary; Meszaros, Bonnie T. – Social Education, 2005
For several years, advocacy groups have recognized the need to strengthen financial education in the K-12 schools. Current statistics support their concerns. Financial illiteracy in the United States is astoundingly high. From 1992 to 2000, disposable personal income for Americans rose by 47 percent, but personal spending rose by 61 percent. In…
Descriptors: Income, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Sheryl – Social Education, 1984
Selected resources for teaching about women in U.S. history from the ERIC database are described. Resources for use at the elementary, secondary, and college levels are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
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Nelson, Murry R. – Social Education, 1985
The historical consensus seems to be that there is no one best method for teaching social studies. Rather the best is any variety of methods that a teacher finds comfortable. The literature of the history of social studies holds many useful ideas for today's teachers. (RM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Jack W. – Social Education, 1985
U. S. students are poorly prepared regarding map skills and the general field of geography. Research suggests that significant improvement can and should be made in map and globe teaching programs. Sources that describe what to cover at different age and grade levels and that recommend teaching ideas are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs
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Levstik, Linda S. – Social Education, 1985
Methods for using fiction and nonfiction to teach mapping and geographical skills are discussed. Three activities for use at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are presented. Additional books that can be used are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Arnsdorf, Val – Social Education, 1985
Discusses ways in which K-12 social studies teachers can teach students to discover three functions that maps can serve: presenting information, recording data, and functioning as a basis for quantitative analysis. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills
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Stearns, Peter N. – Social Education, 1985
Part of the value of history, particularly in school teaching, consists of its function in communicating shared values, myths, and data between generations. However, the discipline of history is also a producer of new knowledge. Teaching frameworks that make some coherent sense of both old and new historical emphases are needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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