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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2013
With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, teachers across the United States are expanding their integrated approach to social studies instruction and literacy studies. They are challenged to infuse text and narratives linked to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Academic Standards, Learner Engagement
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Singleton, Laurel; Pereira, Carolyn – Social Education, 2005
Primary source documents can be a key element in conversation and deliberation. They lend authenticity to student consideration of issues facing people's democracy and stimulate student interest. In addition, conversation about a primary document leads to a much deeper understanding of that document and can raise authentic questions for further…
Descriptors: Democracy, Primary Sources, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility
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Turner, Thomas N. – Social Education, 2005
Elementary Teachers today are under enormous pressure to teach children to read better. Teachers sometimes lose sight of the fact that if we can inspire children to want to learn, to want to read more about a topic, everyone wins--even the people whose sole interest is reading test scores. In the social studies, we want students to be thirsty for…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Classroom Techniques, Social Studies, Ethnic Groups
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Social Education, 1985
This selective listing of books for children in grades K-8 is organized by the following categories: American history, culture, and life; world history and culture; biographies and autobiographical accounts; folktales, myths and legends and storytelling; poetry and rhyme; contemporary interests and controversies; and understanding oneself and…
Descriptors: American Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Autobiographies, Biographies
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Wheeler, Ronald, Ed. – Social Education, 1978
Annotations of 13 children's books with social studies themes published in 1977. Topics include racial background, conservation and recycling, American history, medieval and Shakespearean cultures, and rural life in the 1940s. (AV)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Materials
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Cooper, B. Lee – Social Education, 1978
Historical concepts can be taught through analysis of science fiction. Offers a class outline with science fiction resources to examine the boundaries of historical inquiry; six themes for student investigation based on specific resources; and a bibliography of 44 additional anthologies and books. (AV)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Hash, Ronald J.; Bailey, Mollie B. – Social Education, 1978
Demonstrates practical classroom techniques for improving comprehension of social studies materials. Based upon the Three Levels Construct developed by Harold Herber, the article presents exercises relating to reading selections appropriate to each level of reading comprehension. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Learning Activities, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension
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Banks, Dennis N. – Social Education, 1998
Suggests fiction and nonfiction books that may help expand student's knowledge of the potential and hazards of nuclear power. Outlines learning activities and discussion questions that can be combined with supplementary reading. Includes an annotated bibliography of 13 fiction and nonfiction titles that can be used in the class. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Social Education, 1999
Presents an annotated bibliography of trade books for children in grades K-8 that emphasize human relations, sensitivity to cultural experiences, originality, high literacy quality, and a pleasing format. Explains that the books are arranged by categories and subthemes. Indicates the thematic strands of social studies curriculum standards that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books
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Irvin, Judith L.; And Others – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that 40% of 13-year-old students and 16% of 18-year-old students have not acquired intermediate reading skills. Asserts that teachers must strengthen students' motivation if they are to help them improve literacy skills. Recommends classroom activities and reading materials on this topic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies
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Kornfield, John – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the growing interest in multicultural and global education is encouraging teachers to search for new ways to teach history. Describes the use of historical fiction in a sixth-grade, interdisciplinary, multicultural unit on World War II. Includes an annotated bibliography of 33 recommended books. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Educational Strategies
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Bradbury, Ray – Social Education, 1971
The 1952 story is reprinted to stimulate student discussion of the relationships between man and his environment. Questions for discussion are provided. (VW)
Descriptors: Environment, Fantasy, Philosophy, Reading Materials
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Banks, Cherry A. McGee; La Grone, Susan – Social Education, 1994
States that the Carter G. Woodson Book Award was established to encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social science books that treat ethnic minority and race relation issues sensitively and accurately. Presents an annotated bibliography of the 12 award-winning books for 1992-93. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading
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Social Education, 1998
Discusses the 1997 recipients of the award that honors books dealing with subjects related to ethnic minorities and race relations in a manner suitable for young readers. The books include the story of the Harlem Renaissance; works on the religious holidays, Ramadan and Hanukkah; and a Japanese-American family album. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Awards, Childrens Literature
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Natoli, Salvatore J., Ed. – Social Education, 1989
Lists outstanding trade books for use in K-eight social studies as determined by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council and published in 1988. Evaluates books based upon their emphasis on human relations, presentation of original theme, readability, and format. Indicates reading level, publishing information,…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education
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