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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
March is Women's History Month. While the approach to the study of the role of women in U.S. history has changed dramatically since the author was a classroom teacher, there is still a need to do more to fully integrate women into history throughout the curriculum and throughout the school year. Finding good sites to help classroom teachers and…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, History Instruction, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Many national anthem lyrics focus on struggle and war between nations. Some, such as "The Star Spangled Banner," focus on a single battle or incident, like the War of 1812. Others stress the bravery, strength, and courage of the soldiers and sometimes the entire nation. Other anthems, such as Brazil's, focus on the beauty and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Teaching economics at the preK-12 level has always been one of the most difficult aspects of social studies education notes C. Frederick Risinger, yet, throughout his teaching career economic issues and events were the drivers of most historical, political, and sociological trends and topics and even human slavery was driven and maintained by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, United States History, Economics, Economics Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The author started writing a "What I Learned..." column back in 2007. However, in the 2011 edition, he wants want to make a few comments about the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting, a couple of the general sessions, and an NCSS initiative that he is proud to support. The author mentions that Secretary Arne Duncan…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Technology
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The author truly believes that the marginalization of social studies is not only harming the profession, it is jeopardizing the democracy. But if social studies is in jeopardy, consider the colleagues in the arts and music. Art and music programs have been reduced or eliminated in thousands of schools throughout the nation. Marginalizing art and…
Descriptors: Specialists, Social Studies, Music Education, Citizenship Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Many readers may recall that this author wrote an open letter to President Obama in 2010 where he took issue with the emphasis on math and science education resulting in the marginalization of social studies and citizenship. In this column, he has selected and written about websites that focus on the election process. The author hopes this will…
Descriptors: Internet, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Elections
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
In the previous issue of "Social Education," this column looked at the upcoming elections from a more general point of view and recommended websites that examined presidential election history, voting laws, and the origins of the Electoral College and how it works. In this column, the author focuses specifically on this year's presidential battle…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elections, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The juxtaposition of the 2012 national elections and the marginalization of social studies/citizenship education in the pre-K-12 school curriculum has been both coincidental, and, in a way, an opportunity for social studies teachers, supervisors, and teacher educators to find ways to restore creative classroom instruction about history,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Public Support
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
In this article, the author recommends websites that include both traditional world history content and sites that focus on contemporary world issues and problems. The first two sites provide an intellectual stage for both world history and global studies. While they don't have lesson plans or links to other sites, they provide an understanding of…
Descriptors: World History, Global Education, Social Studies, Internet
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Those who have followed this column know that the author has been talking for a long time about the marginalization of social studies in K-12 curriculum. He strongly believes that the effective teaching of social studies is being pushed out of schools. And that's simply wrong and dangerous. In this article, the author offers some websites that he…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Citizenship, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Just about three years ago, the author wrote a column titled "What Websites Are on My Favorites List." He received a great deal of e-mail about his selections. While some readers criticized one or more of his selections, many more sent him recommendations for other websites they found helpful in their planning and instruction. He thought it was…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Social Studies, Web Sites, Internet
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Bullying and cyber bullying are important issues in schools, not only in the United States but in many other nations. In this article, the author recommends sites that he thinks would be helpful for teachers and schools combating bullying and cyber bullying. These recommended sites provide teacher lesson plans and other resources dealing with…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computers, Social Networks
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
Decades of research into which instructional strategies are successful in K-12 history and social studies conclude that having students write is extremely important. Effective writing assignments--whether a 3- to 5-paragraph essay, a longer term-paper-style assignment, or even a fictional short story based on a historical period or event--require…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, United States History, Local History, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
While not focusing directly on art, music, or literature, classroom teachers, students, and supervisors can find many virtual tours of museum offices, and agencies that do have art content. The use of virtual tours can be extremely effective--whether used as an entire classroom experience (such as the teacher guiding students through a tour using…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Museums, Teachers, Internet
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
In this article, the author shares what he learned at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Meeting held in November 2009 in Atlanta. At NCSS 2009, the author realized how far behind he is with technological advances applied to classroom instruction. Many school districts and individual schools prevent students from using cell…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Meetings, Interprofessional Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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