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Justice, Benjamin – Social Education, 2014
Fairy tales--indeed all tales--are told for a purpose. They are a form of social education, a form that some scholars argue is older than civilization itself. They imagine dilemmas and offer a range of permissible solutions, labeling socially acceptable and unacceptable behavior, demarcating good and evil, exploring existential questions, binding…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Gender Bias, Sex Role, Films
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Callahan, Rebecca M. – Social Education, 2014
Social studies emerged at the core of the American common school in the mid-nineteenth century amid the rise of the urban immigrant receiving center. These two forces together resulted in the heightened importance of schools in transforming immigrant students into American citizens. Today, U.S. schools often serve as a social and educational nexus…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Civics, Immigrants, Adolescents
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Hill, Andrew T.; Suiter, Mary C. – Social Education, 2014
In "Proposed National Standards for Financial Literacy: What's In? What's Out?", Maier, Figart, and Nelson pose the question: "How should educators use the standards?" In answering that question, they suggest a number of issues and topics that they believe should be taught along with the "National Standards for…
Descriptors: National Standards, Money Management, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Social Education, 2014
This position statement is aimed at informing the general public, the K-12 community, and all educators, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school, about the importance of addressing study about religions in the social studies curriculum in ways that are constitutionally and academically sound. National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Studies, Literacy, Stereotypes
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
Introducing students to continental currency may well encourage their interest in the economic context of the Constitution and their understanding of a wide range of economic concepts. This brief article describes a lesson to familiarize students with continental currency and its relationship to Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution and the…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Economics Education, Economic Factors, Monetary Systems
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Herczog, Michelle M. – Social Education, 2014
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to enhance the rigor of civics, economics, geography, history and the other social studies disciplines while building the critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills of students to help them become actively…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Jamieson, Kathleen Hall – Social Education, 2014
For almost three quarters of a century, advocates have worked to give comparable federal stature to September 17, the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by the nation's founders. As President John F. Kennedy noted in his 1961 Constitution Day proclamation, it is a day for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Civics
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Lavine, Peter – Social Education, 2014
Political participation is seriously unequal. For example, young adults who finish college vote at almost three times the rate of contemporaries who have dropped out of high school. That gap translates into disparities by race and class. Effective civic education can reduce such inequality and make our democracy more representative. Teaching…
Descriptors: Voting, Teaching Methods, Citizen Participation, Civics
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Griffin, Susan – Social Education, 2014
NCSS Executive Director Susan Griffin was chair of the Task Force of Professional Organizations that worked with the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction Collaborative (SSACI) of the Council of Chief State School Officers to initiate and guide the development of the "College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Core Curriculum, Interviews, Opinions
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Social Education, 2014
On September 17, 2013 (Constitution Day), the C3 Framework was released under the title "The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History." The C3 Project Director and lead writer was NCSS member Kathy Swan, who is…
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Studies, State Standards, Guidance Programs
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Social Education, 2014
The introduction of standards-based instruction ushered in a movement to clearly articulate the academic outcomes for students across the curriculum. State departments of education and local school districts across the nation have invested tremendous resources to define what students "need to know and be able to do" in English Language…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Standard Setting, Position Papers
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Kissling, Mark T.; Martell, Christopher C. – Social Education, 2014
In the era of smartphones and 24-hour news networks, the State of the Union address is a major event. All national media outlets--in print, on television, on the Internet--report on the address, some almost exclusively in the days leading up to and after the speech. In this article, considering their experiences teaching about the address, and…
Descriptors: Speeches, Presidents, Educational Opportunities, Program Proposals
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Percoco, James A. – Social Education, 2014
Students today are used to a rich visual dimension of living. Students carry with them to school each day devices that allow them to capture their lives in real time. This is possible because of the hard labor of men who toiled for hours to capture for time immemorial images that have become engrained in the American narrative. When teaching the…
Descriptors: War, United States History, Photography, Teaching Methods
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Sperry, Chris – Social Education, 2014
High school social studies teachers are always struggling to "cover the content" while addressing an ever-expanding set of additional demands. The Common Core expects literacy instruction to be incorporated into social studies. NCSS's new C3 Framework emphasizes teaching students to ask questions, evaluate sources, and communicate…
Descriptors: War, Propaganda, Critical Viewing, Criticism
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Croddy, Marshall; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2014
As the C3 Framework for the social studies rolls out, it is hoped that its influence will grow, offering a vision and guidance for the development of a new generation of state social studies standards that promote deeper student learning and the acquisition of essentials skills for college, career, and civic life. In the interim, it can be an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Guidance Programs, Civics
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