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Cunningham, Candace – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
When the South Carolina legislature created the anti-NAACP oath in 1956, teachers across the state lost their positions. But it was the dismissal of twenty-one teachers at the Elloree Training School that captured the attention of the NAACP and Black media outlets. In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, South Carolina's Black and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational History, African American History, State History
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Follari, Lissanna; Larsen, Jessi; Marquardt, Christi; Goldman, Maddie – Science Activities: Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms, 2021
Our 4th grade year has become known as "the field trip year", with over 10 trips carefully aligned with learning units across the year. This article describes the first trip of the year, which in many ways sets the stage for students' effective use of field trips as engaging extensions and applications of classroom learning. The Pike's…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Science Instruction, Ecology, State History
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Harbour, Clifford P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This article reports on a study of archival legal and administrative texts generated during desegregation litigation instituted during the 1970s to enforce Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The specific focus of the research was on North Carolina and actions taken by the University of North Carolina and the state's Department of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Desegregation, Higher Education, Civil Rights Legislation
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Dixon, LaTanya L. – AERA Open, 2020
On this 50th-year anniversary of "Alexander v. Holmes Board of Education" (1969) nationally enforcing school desegregation in fall 1970, Mississippi is being sued for racial disparities in public education between Black students and White students in Williams et al. v. Bryant et al. (2017). Using quantitative and qualitative primary…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational History, State History, School Desegregation
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Kelly, Matthew Gardner – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Dealing mostly in aggregate statistics that mask important regional variations, scholars often assume that district property taxation and the resource disparities this approach to school funding creates are deeply rooted in the history of American education. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: This article…
Descriptors: School Taxes, School Districts, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2020
A classroom examination of the featured historical article announcing North Carolina's ratification of the Constitution can springboard into a lesson on federalism, the Bill of Rights, and the ratification process.
Descriptors: State History, Newspapers, History Instruction, Constitutional Law
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Cyna, Esther – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Two separate school districts--a city one and a county one--operated independently in Durham, North Carolina, until the early 1990s. The two districts merged relatively late compared to other North Carolina cities, such as Raleigh and Charlotte. In Durham, residents in both the county and city systems vehemently opposed the merger until the county…
Descriptors: Educational History, State History, School Districts, Urban Schools
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McPherson, Kelly – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
This article introduces the fifty states project, a year-long study of the United States that uses crowd sourcing to bring authentic materials into the social studies classroom. The project started five years ago, when author Kelly McPherson decided that she wanted to have a care package sent from all 50 states to help students learn about the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Primary Sources
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Farley, Jennifer; Richardson Bruna, Katherine; Martinez Oropeza, Dawn; Ayala, Yesenia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
"Al Éxito" supports the leadership development, post-secondary education, and civic engagement of Iowa Latina/o youth. In the summer of 2015, it piloted "Movimiento Al Éxito," a "pop up" summer program. In this article, we detail the innovative components and curriculum and describe our journey with "new…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, State History, Hispanic American Students
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Weber, Carolyn A.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
This study examined how U.S. entry into World War I and related pedagogical reforms of the early twentieth century impacted elementary social education at a local level. Analysis of state curriculum guides, records from the collection of a rural school educator, report cards, and daily attendance registers for four counties indicated that…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Citizenship Education, Rural Schools, Educational History
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Graham, M. R.; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
The Civil War was concluded over 150 years ago but recently, monuments erected to commemorate the Civil War and its participants have been the site of civil unrest (e.g., Charlottesville, VA in 2018) and calls for removal of such monuments. The Confederate monuments debate has been going strong for decades, and it seems to have been picking up…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, War, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Zaino, Karen – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In this article, inspired by Toni Morrison's evocative description of places that are "never going away" and events that "will happen again," the author explores the historical legacies of racism, law enforcement, and educational inequality in Covington, Kentucky. The author argues that these legacies can best be understood by…
Descriptors: State History, Racial Bias, Law Enforcement, Equal Education
Carbajal, Mark Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Previous research has focused on various methods, strategies and concepts that impact the teaching of history in classrooms (Brush & Saye, 2002; Hicks, Doolittle & Ewing, 2004; Levstik & Barton, 2011; Shepherd, 2010). However, research that examines the practice of using the reenactment process in regard to teachers' beliefs and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Junior High School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Role Playing
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Cervone, Jason A. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Massachusetts is the least rural state in the US, and its existing rural communities are shrinking. This paper examines the historical processes of urbanization, specifically through industrialization that have come to dominate and erase rural communities in the state. The capitalist mindset behind industrialization has spread to education where…
Descriptors: Urbanization, Industrialization, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
Flores, Marcos Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Demographic trends in Texas continue to change and diversify the population; however, despite this trend, school districts and state officials continue to maintain a curriculum that is not relevant to this diverse population. Furthermore, studies show that Hispanic students, who represent 45% of the students in Texas public schools, have little…
Descriptors: Grade 7, History Instruction, Hispanic Americans, State History
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