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Herczog, Michelle M. – Social Education, 2014
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to enhance the rigor of civics, economics, geography, history and the other social studies disciplines while building the critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills of students to help them become actively…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Kissling, Mark T.; Martell, Christopher C. – Social Education, 2014
In the era of smartphones and 24-hour news networks, the State of the Union address is a major event. All national media outlets--in print, on television, on the Internet--report on the address, some almost exclusively in the days leading up to and after the speech. In this article, considering their experiences teaching about the address, and…
Descriptors: Speeches, Presidents, Educational Opportunities, Program Proposals
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Percoco, James A. – Social Education, 2014
Students today are used to a rich visual dimension of living. Students carry with them to school each day devices that allow them to capture their lives in real time. This is possible because of the hard labor of men who toiled for hours to capture for time immemorial images that have become engrained in the American narrative. When teaching the…
Descriptors: War, United States History, Photography, Teaching Methods
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Hess, Diana E.; McAvoy, Paula – Social Education, 2014
Five years ago, Diana Hess was teaching a graduate seminar called "Democratic Education." The purpose of the seminar was to critically analyze two seemingly simple, but actually very complex, questions: What is democracy? What is democratic education? Both are contested concepts, and the seminar was designed to help students understand…
Descriptors: Simulation, Legislation, Political Affiliation, Political Attitudes
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Vesperman, Dean P.; Haste, Turtle; Alrivy, St├ęphane – Social Education, 2014
One of the most persistent and controversial issues facing the global community is climate change. With the creation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol (1997), the global community established some common ground on how to address this issue. However, the last several climate summits have failed…
Descriptors: Climate, Simulation, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
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Kumler, Lori M.; Vosburg-Bluem, Bethany – Social Education, 2014
Weather phenomena across the United States have provided heightened attention to climate change in headlines such as "Heavy Rain and Floods: The 'New Normal' with Climate Change?" ("Christian Science Monitor," Aug. 14, 2014); "Delay Action on Climate Change by 10 Years and Costs Rocket 40%"…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Climate, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Newland, Rebecca – Social Education, 2014
The story of Abraham Lincoln's reaction to meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe is well known. Supposedly, the president greeted the formidable author with, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!" Although the two did meet in November 1862, there is no evidence that Lincoln said anything of the kind.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Primary Sources, Historical Interpretation, Thinking Skills
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Levinson, Meira – Social Education, 2014
The recently-released "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards" proposes an "inquiry arc" organized around developing questions and planning inquiries, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, evaluating sources and using evidence, and communicating conclusions and taking informed…
Descriptors: Civics, Social Studies, Student Participation, Citizenship Education
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Feinberg, Joseph R.; Doppen, Frans H.; Hollstein, Matthew S. – Social Education, 2014
When the Texas state legislature passed a law in the 1970s allowing school districts to deny enrollment or charge tuition to illegal immigrant children, the Tyler Independent School District instituted a $1,000 tuition rate for illegal immigrant children. Sixteen undocumented children from four Mexican families in Tyler filed a class-action suit…
Descriptors: Immigration, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts
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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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Meek, Sally; Ashmead, Amanda – Social Education, 2013
The first step in teaching-to-understand economics is not teaching "the rules," but working with fundamental economic models from the outset. Many of the concepts in economics are illustrated through models. Students must: (1) be able to draw these models; (2) understand the assumptions of the models; and (3) use the models for analysis.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Concept Teaching, Models
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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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Mason, Lance E. – Social Education, 2013
An NCSS Technology Position Statement and Guidelines, published in 2006 (an updated version is published in this issue of "Social Education"), affirms that social studies students should critically examine relations between technology and society. This article describes how teachers can use science fiction to introduce critical questions…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Social Studies, Influence of Technology, Films
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Lee, John; Friedman, Adam; Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Mink, Andy – Social Education, 2013
Once every 10 years, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) makes millions of U.S. census records available for use by eager historians and genealogists. The release of a new batch of census records is a highly anticipated event, but only for the select few who are able to access the published microfilm versions of the census.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Class Activities, Government Publications, Electronic Publishing
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Bustard, Bruce; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2013
In 1971, the newly established Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created DOCUMERICA, a federal government photography project born out of the nation's environmental crisis. The photographers hired by the EPA took thousands of photographs depicting pollution, waste, and blight, but they were given the freedom to capture the era's…
Descriptors: Photography, Public Agencies, Environmental Influences, Pollution
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