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Colley, Lauren; Mitchell Patterson, Tiffany – Multicultural Perspectives, 2022
In this article we outline the importance of centering Black women as critical historical actors within social studies curricula and teaching. We explored the ways in which Black women were represented throughout 38 secondary lesson plans within the fully online National Women's History Museum and discussed how traditional curricular content and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Social Studies, Lesson Plans
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Moore, James R. – Social Studies, 2022
One of the most effective methods for teaching social studies events, concepts, and issues incorporates the fine arts into lesson plans. The fine arts, such as photography, architecture, paintings, tapestries, and sculptures reflect the core cultural values, political ideals, and religious beliefs of a civilization and offer excellent…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cude, Michelle D.; Haraway, Dana L. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2017
This research explores the question of how students in a social studies methods course improve skills in analyzing and critiquing pre-existing lesson plans. It utilizes a pre-post authentic assessment tool to measure student growth in key skills of lesson plan critique over the course of one semester's methods instruction. The results support the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Achievement Gains
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Elbih, Randa; Miller, Elyssa; Sheldon, Grace; Wilson, Mackenzie – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2022
Pre-service teachers (PSTs) often struggle to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) content effectively due to lack of training on how to plan a STEM lesson in meaningful ways as well as which subjects to integrate. This dilemma often results in an avoidance of STEM methodology altogether. This paper describes a productive…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
Schmitke, Alison; Sabzalian, Leilani; Edmundson, Jeff – Teachers College Press, 2020
The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery is often presented as an exciting adventure story of discovery, friendship, and patriotism. However, this same period in U.S. history can be understood quite differently when viewed through an anticolonial lens and the Doctrine of Discovery. How might educators critically interrogate the assumptions that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, United States History
Colwell, Jamie; Hutchinson, Amy; Woodward, Lindsay – Teachers College Press, 2020
This practical resource will help K-5 teachers incorporate digitally supported disciplinary literacy practices into their classroom instruction. With an emphasis on reaching "all" learners, the authors present Planning for Elementary Digitally supported Disciplinary Literacy (PEDDL)--a six-phase framework that introduces readers to an…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Lechtenberg, Kate – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2021
This paper uses critical discourse analysis to examine the alignment between the stated goals and the discursive implications in a scripted curriculum published by Teaching Tolerance, a progressive education organization in the US. Social justice education and critical race theories ground the analysis of "Teaching 'The New Jim Crow': A…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis
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Kumar, Tracey – Urban Education, 2020
Although several studies highlight the integration of hip-hop-based education (HHBE) into teacher education workshops and coursework, little is known about the use of HHBE by the teachers and teacher candidates who take part in these learning experiences. Toward such a contribution, this study examines how teacher candidates proposed to integrate…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Curry, Kristal; Cherner, Todd S. – Democracy & Education, 2019
This paper examines the ways that political contexts affect the perceptions and practices of social studies preservice teachers (SSPSTs) being prepared in a conservative "Red State" compared to those being prepared in a liberal "Blue State." The researchers analyzed how controversial the SSPSTs in each context considered the…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Political Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Social Studies
Woods, John Edward, II. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Social studies educators often find that creating relevant lessons that will engage students both intellectually and personally is challenging (National Council for the Social Studies [NCSS], 2013; Yilmaz, 2007). By exploring the lived experiences, educators might better understand the nuances of the period being investigated that can benefit…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Power Structure, Lesson Plans, History Instruction
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Shreiner, Tamara L.; Guzdial, Mark – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2022
In this study, support for teaching data literacy in social studies is provided through the design of a pedagogical support system informed by participatory design sessions with both pre-service and in-service social studies teachers. It provides instruction on teaching and learning data literacy in social studies, examples of standards-based…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Literacy, Data, Statistics Education
Ruangsan, Niraj; Khachornsaengcharoen, Nuttapong; Klalod, Phramaha Daosayam; Techanok, Amonrat; Sukpraser, Phramaha Sombat; Kositpimanvach, Ekkarach – Online Submission, 2021
This study has its objectives: 1) to compare students' English reading competency before and after learning through the collocational instruction (CI) for improving undergraduate student skills in English reading and writing: 2) to investigate students' English writing competency after learning through CI. The target group was 20 undergraduates,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Taneri, Ahu – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2018
In this research, the aim was showing the evaluation of students on scenario-based case study method and showing the functionality of the studied section called "from production to consumption". Qualitative research method and content analysis were used to reveal participants' experiences and reveal meaningful relations regarding…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Content Analysis
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 2018
People are inundated with visual information. In this study, I address the question: "When preservice elementary teacher candidates include visuals and graphics into social studies lessons, in what ways do they integrate these materials?" As part of a social studies methods course, participants created lesson plans. These plans included…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Schools, Visual Aids, Social Studies
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