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Heafner, Tina Lane – Social Education, 2020
This article, which was completed in January 2020, expands the author's presidential address, which was delivered at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, on November 22, 2019. In her address, Heafner discusses the new ecology of social studies and focuses on concerns over the civic health of our…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Activism, Conferences (Gatherings), Speeches
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Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Education, 2020
In the United States, people have long had a tendency to see the immediate, personal benefits of new technologies as contributing to human progress well before understanding their long-term social consequences. Facebook offers an instructive (and destructive) example. Facebook has failed to build infrastructural safeguards or accept the ethical…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Problems, Ethics, Social Studies
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Heath, Marie K. – Social Education, 2019
When John Lewis sought to change segregation laws in 1960 Nashville, Tennessee, he did so through nonviolent sit-ins. Throughout U.S. history, activists like John Lewis have turned to social change tactics outside of the institutions of democracy from which they have been largely excluded. However, social studies curricula rarely frame these…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Change, Social Justice, Activism
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Davis, Sara Lyons – Social Education, 2019
The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, a year after being passed by Congress. It extended the right to vote to many women, but not all. Excluded from this landmark constitutional victory were women like Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who was born in Guangzhou (then Canton), China, in 1896, but who immigrated to New York as a child. From 1882 to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, United States History, Voting
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Libresco, Andrea S. – Social Education, 2018
The annual "National Council for the Social Studies" (NCSS) Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list often contains picture books that profile citizen role models--people who worked to change society for the better. In 2018 the list includes beautiful, thoughtful biographies of people who chose "doing good" over…
Descriptors: Books, Activism, Childrens Literature, Social Studies
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Turk, Diana B.; Berman, Stacie Brensilver – Social Education, 2018
A project-based approach to studying the civil rights movement can stimulate student engagement and their sense of connection to this historic period. The authors taught this project-based learning (PBL) unit on the American civil rights movement multiple times in the past 10 years to classes of middle school, high school general education,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, United States History, Civil Rights
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Hawkins, Meghan; Lopez, Katie; Hughes, Richard L. – Social Education, 2016
In 1957, a civil rights organization called Fellowship of Reconciliation created a comic book to teach America's youth about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Entitled "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," the comic book was enormously successful. John Lewis, a young civil rights activist at the time, recalled that the book was…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Civil Rights, African American History
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Healy, Shawn P. – Social Education, 2016
Teachers in the trenches have led the charge to bring civics back in Illinois. Teachers played a leading role in the creation of a state civic education task force, were active participants on it, and ultimately worked with their students to advocate for action on its recommendations. Teachers are at the center of efforts in Illinois to implement…
Descriptors: Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Social Studies
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Buchanan, Lisa Brown – Social Education, 2014
Historical documentary film usually offers content in a format that students find more engaging than traditional historical texts. In the classroom, documentary film can be positioned within a historical thinking framework to study a broad concept like civil rights while facilitating students' source work and skill development. While social…
Descriptors: Empathy, Social History, Social Studies, Civil Rights
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Cuenca, Alexander; Nichols, Joseph R., Jr. – Social Education, 2014
On August 9, Michael Brown, a college-bound black male, was fatally shot by a white police officer in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. For several days, jarring images of tear gas, militarized police, and unrest in Ferguson flickered on screens across the world. Undoubtedly, what brought Ferguson to the national consciousness--the death of a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Racial Relations, Racial Discrimination, Activism
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Bornstein-Grove, Matthew; Hamel, Fred L. – Social Education, 2013
The conversation starts quickly as two students come together in a 10th grade social studies classroom, half-way through a role play activity a symposium begins. Both students are sporting "Hello, my name is…" stickers on their shirts, and each attempts to speak in character. One represents an anti-whaling activist. Helen stands holding…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classroom Techniques, Role Playing, Discussion
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Brown, Barbara B.; Metzler, John; Root, Christine – Social Education, 2012
"Kony 2012," the video by Invisible Children that went viral in March, offers an extraordinary teaching moment, as millions of teens across the country now know and care about a Ugandan warlord named Joseph Kony and the abducted children forced to serve in his militia. Many of these American young people hope to play a role in bringing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Media Literacy, Social Studies, Teaching Guides