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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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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
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
Kolis, Mickey; Olson, Sarah; Kolis, Benjamin H. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017
Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This book attempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required to do music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills and dispositions) and then provides how to teach music inquiry in a series of day-by-day lesson plans.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Social Studies, Music, Educational Games
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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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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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Jofré, María Isabel Toledo; Stein, Renato Gazmuri – Education as Change, 2019
Teaching "controversial issues" has a high pedagogical potential for students to understand the characteristics of social conflicts and to become critical citizens. Twenty Chilean secondary education Social Studies teachers were invited to participate in a group interview and workshop to establish their conceptions of controversial…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Lesson Plans, Secondary School Teachers
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Satterfield, Diana L. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
However well-intentioned, standardization and increased testing conflict with theories and research that supports authentic learning and collaboration. Implementing methods to empower and engage students can feel nearly impossible within a high-stake environment. This article discusses the findings of an action research study conducted to explore…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Learner Engagement, Student Empowerment, High Stakes Tests
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Laksana, Kittisak – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
The present study analyzes the development of historical thinking among undergraduate students engaged in the cause and effect instruction model and majoring in social studies at an open-admission university in Bangkok, Thailand. The study participants included 30 undergraduate students enrolled in the course entitled "Current Events for…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Students, Social Studies
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