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Kracl, Carrie L. – Social Studies, 2012
Asking surface-level questions is a common practice among educators. Delva Daines's (1986) pilot study indicated that 93 percent of the questions asked during lessons were at the literal level of comprehension and that it was very common for the teachers to restate, rephrase, or answer their own questions before the student had an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Classroom Communication
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Levine, Thomas H. – Social Studies, 2010
When, if ever, should social studies teacher educators and K-12 teachers seek to inculcate specific values, attitudes, and beliefs in their students? To address this question, the author offers a case from his own practice as a social studies teacher educator, illustrating how he promoted critical and divergent thinking during the first half of…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Role, Teacher Educators
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Marks, Melanie; Davis, Cheryl – Social Studies, 2006
The authors outline an innovative activity that helps teachers make the abstract concepts of scarcity and allocation concrete in the K-12 classroom. Students evaluate the scarcity of chocolate and often determine, incorrectly, that the candy is not scarce because there is enough for each student to have one piece. After students reveal their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Economics Education, Class Activities, Resource Allocation
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Danker, Anita C. – Social Studies, 2003
Local history can help prepare students for standardized tests by helping them enhance their memories and possess solid understanding of the concepts that are fundamental to a particular discipline or field of study. Although it can effectively be argued that the study of local history may aid in the mastery of U.S. history topics, another often…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Multicultural Education
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Wade, Rahima – Social Studies, 2003
As a social studies teacher educator, the author wants her students, as the nation's future teachers, to aspire to engage their students in K-12 classrooms in meaningful civic activity. Toward this end, she has developed several programs for preservice teachers to gain knowledge and the direct experience of civic participation. The Social Issue…
Descriptors: Social Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies
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Wade, Rahima C. – Social Studies, 1997
Discusses some of the cultural and logistical challenges faced by service learning projects. Theses challenges include a predisposition toward individualism over collective action, lack of time and emphasis on traditional learning. Provides strategies and approaches for overcoming these challenges. Includes a sample questionnaire for parents and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility
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Social Studies, 1997
Reprints a series of "how-to" guidelines concerning service learning from the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CFRC). Includes a working definition of service learning, a five-step process for projects, and specific goals to be reached at each stage of the project. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Allen, Rodney F. – Social Studies, 1997
Reviews an array of resource organizations useful for developing, implementing and evaluating service learning. Reviews practical "how-to" guidebooks, motivational materials, and resources for academic discussions of service learning. Formats reviewed include workbooks, field guides, ERIC digests, monographs, and anthologies of articles. (MJP)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
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Oswald, James M. – Social Studies, 1997
Offers a compendium of advice, case studies, teaching and organizing suggestions, and lists of resources. Addresses issues of concern to parents and educators alike such as liability, cooperation with social agencies and organizations, curriculum development and design, and locations to find instructional materials. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Experience, Educational Responsibility
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Graves, Michael F.; Avery, Patricia G. – Social Studies, 1997
Defines the Scaffolding Reading Experience as a reading improvement technique that incorporates prereading, reading, and postreading activities. Discusses how this can be used in social studies classes and provides specific examples from an 11th-grade U.S. history class. Includes a list of optional activities and teaching suggestions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pedersen, E. Martin – Social Studies, 1997
Explicates the fascinating origins (and conflicting versions thereof) for a number of well-known folk songs including, "Casey Jones,""John Henry,""Frankie and Johnny," and "Tom Dooley." Notes that source material on these and other songs is widely available through liner notes, folk song periodicals, and folklore journals. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Ethnology
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief but useful introduction to resources and applications of the Internet for social studies teachers. Discusses the technical relationships among the Internet, servers, and hypertext. Describes useful sites including the "K-12 History on the Internet Resource Guide." (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Current Events, Educational Resources
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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1997
Maintains that there are definite and divisive tensions between multicultural education and citizenship education. Identifies various positions, philosophical backgrounds, and political proponents of these two camps. Recommends using both pedagogies to create a sense of community. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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Diamond, Larry – Social Studies, 1997
Advances a vigorous argument for teaching the basic principles of liberal democracy that transcend countries, cultures, and historical eras. Articulates a vision of citizenship education that uses historical examples of totalitarian abuses to emphasize issues of accountability and morality. Discusses ways to make civic education real and relevant.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Dozier, Therese Knecht – Social Studies, 1997
Provides personal perspectives, both from a teacher and her students, on issues of multiculturalism and diversity. Recounts a number of incidents that illustrate some of the trickier aspects of multicultural education ("How do you feel about arranged marriages?"). Concludes with a call for greater understanding and tolerance. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
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