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ERIC Number: EJ1025515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Beyond Piñatas, Fortune Cookies, and Wooden Shoes: Using the World Wide Web to Help Children Explore the Whole Wide World
Kirkwood, Donna; Shulsky, Debra; Willis, Jana
Childhood Education, v90 n1 p11-19 2014
The advent of technology and access to the internet through the World Wide Web have stretched the traditional ways of teaching social studies beyond classroom boundaries. This article explores how teachers can create authentic and contextualized cultural studies experiences for young children by integrating social studies and technology. To prepare students for the expanded responsibilities of global citizenship, educators can access technological tools to look beyond token symbols of cultural diversity. Meaningful use of technology can be an effective way to address questions that challenge young learners' understanding of themselves in relation to others, both within their communities and beyond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A