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Scheurman, Geoffrey – Social Education, 2008
Most teachers will endorse "standards" of authentic instruction, including deep knowledge, higher order thinking, substantive conversation, and connections to the world beyond the classroom. When it comes to putting such endorsements into practice, however, they too often accept a standardized view of content that is dull and doctrinaire and…
Descriptors: Poetry, Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2007
Although there are many differences among the nations and cultures of the world, there are also many attributes, beliefs, and aspirations that are common to the world's peoples. Teachers can help their students gain perspective by using the Internet to implement a program for "pen pals"--or paired classrooms and partner schools. The…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Internet, Electronic Mail, Cultural Pluralism
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Secules, Teresa; Ford, Alecia – Social Education, 2006
Alecia Ford, co-author of this article, had a problem that teachers everywhere face more and more frequently with the predominance of standardized testing--too much world history to teach in too little time. Her problem relates to how she can help her sixth-grade students develop an in-depth understanding of the Enlightenment, a period in history…
Descriptors: World History, Educational Strategies, Time Management, Grade 6
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Jevec, Adam; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2001
Provides background information on the development of and work performed by the Navajo code talkers during World War II. Includes teaching activities for classroom use as well as examples from the code. Includes the Navajo dictionary and words with the English and Navajo meaning. (CMK)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Huerta, Grace C.; Flemmer, Leslie A. – Social Education, 2001
Presents a strategy for using oral history in the classroom and includes steps involved in an oral history project. Provides examples of an oral history project about discrimination focusing on the experiences of Latin American women. Includes teaching suggestions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Females, History Instruction, Interviews
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Barton, Keith C. – Social Education, 2001
Discusses the teaching technique, "authentic instruction," in which students learn to analyze historical documents. Describes how to teach elementary students to analyze historical photographs. Explains how teachers can locate historical photographs using the World Wide Web or family photographs. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Experiential Learning
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2001
Presents an annotated bibliography of Web sites for history teachers. Includes position papers, research papers, and other Web site resources, such as American Memory, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The History Buff, and History Resources on the Web. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Educational Strategies
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Brenneman, Elaine Metherall – Social Education, 2001
Presents information gathered about two exemplary teachers of U.S. history using research methods, such as interviews and observations. Discusses how the teachers fostered empathy in their classrooms by focusing on the use of stories and social themes to connect history to students' lives. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Empathy, History Instruction
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Social Education, 2001
Discusses the role of the United National High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in assisting refugees as well as how to assist refugees. Address issues related to refugee children. Offers teaching activities and includes the articles, "An Iranian Surprise" and "Give Me Your Huddled Masses" by Ray Wilkinson. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Educational Strategies, Humanitarianism
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Rye, James A.; Strong, Donna D.; Rubba, Peter A. – Social Education, 2001
Explores the inclusion of science-technology-society (STS) education in social studies. Provides background information on global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer. Focuses on reasons for teaching global climate change in the social studies classroom and includes teaching suggestions. Offers a list of Web sites about global climate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Climate Change, Educational Strategies, Global Warming
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Parker, Walter C. – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of classroom discussions as a teaching strategy and addresses the barriers to good classroom discussions. Explores the work of two teachers who successfully integrated discussion into their classrooms using two different techniques: (1) a seminar; and (2) a deliberation. Discusses the differences between seminars and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Benefits, Educational Strategies
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Schrum, Kelly; Rosenzweig, Roy – Social Education, 2001
Describes the Web site, "History Matters," by focusing on each of the site's separate sections. Explains that "History Matters" offers links to Web sites, primary sources, information on teaching resources for social studies teachers, and links teachers to experts in the social studies field and to other professional development materials. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Milson, Andrew J.; Downey, Portia – Social Education, 2001
Offers a description of WebQuests, defining it as an activity that primarily uses Internet resources. Explains that WebQuests consist of five parts (Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation, and Conclusion). Presents a WebQuest example used with elementary students studying ancient Egypt. Includes a list of Web sites and an example rubric. (CMK)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Howard, Judith – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of graphic representations to enable students to improve their decision making skills in the social studies. Explores three visual aids used in assisting students with decision making: (1) the force field; (2) the decision tree; and (3) the decision making grid. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Benefits
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Field, Sherry L.; Wilhelm, Ron; Nickell, Pat; Culligan, John; Sparks, Jan – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the problem in labeling children "at risk" because it may be detrimental to their futures. Provides examples of two middle school social studies teachers who have adapted their teaching to meet the needs of all classroom learners by getting to know each student personally. (CMK)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language)
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