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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Duke, Nell K.; Strachan, Stephanie L. – Social Education, 2019
The primary-grade years offer a critical opportunity to engage children in understanding and navigating their social world; in discovering the historical events, people, and movements that have shaped contemporary life; in finding--both literally and figuratively--their place in the world; and in understanding how people live together, resolve…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Mitsakos, Charles L.; Ackerman, Ann T. – Social Education, 2009
Schools in the late sixties and early seventies had many options and were engaged in implementing a variety of programs rooted in the social science disciplines with effective pedagogy drawn from social studies educators. With the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, one can observe the drastic changes made in the way social…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Studies, Innovation, Scores
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Leming, James S.; Ellington, Lucien; Schug, Mark – Social Education, 2006
This study attempts to gain some level of national understanding of what exactly is going on with social studies in elementary and middle schools. It focuses upon public elementary and middle schools, the educational institutions where formal history and civic education allegedly begins. A nationally representative telephone survey of 1,051…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Middle Schools, Telephone Surveys, Social Studies