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Olbrys, Stefanie – Social Education, 2019
When the author encountered the C3 Framework, she saw an opportunity to develop a different approach that she hoped would encourage all her students to reach their highest potential. The approach she created--The Deliberative Classroom--has pushed her as much as it has pushed her students. The benefits have been powerful: better academic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Critical Thinking
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Segall, Avner; Crocco, Margaret S.; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca – Social Education, 2018
Classroom discussions and deliberations on public issues stand at the core of civic education. Recent research has made a strong case for the potency of these approaches in teaching social studies. Students benefit by learning about argumentation and evidence use, examining their own thinking about an issue, listening to others, and developing…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, High School Students
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Seitz, R. Zachary; Krutka, Daniel G.; Chandler, Prentice T. – Social Education, 2018
The 2016 presidential election was the first since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in which full voting protections were not in place for historically marginalized voters. This shift was largely due to a 5-4 decision in "Shelby v. Holder" (2013) in which the Supreme Court ruled that states with a history of voter discrimination…
Descriptors: Voting, State Legislation, Democracy, Disadvantaged
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Alter, Gloria T. – Social Education, 2017
Teaching about LGBTQ+ concepts and history helps counter prejudice and creates a classroom environment that is supportive of all students.
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Justice, Social Bias, Classroom Environment
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Flanagan, Candra; Hindley, Anna – Social Education, 2017
For educators, it is imperative to be aware of the effects of racism and to learn how to teach about them to students. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture NMAAHC's signature workshop, "Let's Talk!", is designed to give educators tools--historical understanding, racial literacy, and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Race, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2016
These days it is hard not to notice that there is an election going on. Whether glancing at a newspaper, flipping on the TV, or just walking down the street, we see ads and information nearly everywhere. In 2012, my research team's study involving hundreds of adolescents found that the mass media's increased attention to politics can contribute to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Candidates, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Barss, Karen – Social Education, 2016
The current divisive presidential election highlights the importance of teaching students the skills of constructive public discourse. This article discusses the role teachers play in teaching students how to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give--and get--constructive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Hauf, James – Social Education, 2016
This guided inquiry combines a structured approach to collecting and organizing data with substantial student autonomy in the important cognitive tasks of analyzing and drawing conclusions from the data. While the teacher decides on the compelling question, students are responsible for generating supporting questions. The detailed emphasis on…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Inquiry, International Trade, Questioning Techniques
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Ritter, Jason K.; Rodriguez, Terri L.; Santau, Alexandra O.; O'Donnell-Chavis, Casey – Social Education, 2015
Creating classroom book clubs with e-readers helps connect adolescent interests, digital literacies, and content area academic goals.
Descriptors: Clubs, Books, Electronic Publishing, Popular Culture
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2015
As the American public starts to focus on the 2016 election, questions about whether "young people" (generally people who are under 30) really know enough to vote, and whether they will vote, often dominate the media discussion. It's important to know the answers to these questions because they affect our democracy. Young people have…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Differences, Civics
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Gibbs, Brian C. – Social Education, 2015
This article describes a discussion activity centered on a topic of interest to students, and how it helped teach seventh graders the rules of civic dialogue while engaging students with a range of academic abilities. The protocol asks students to closely read the text or texts given to them, take a position, write their position out in a short…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Civics, Social Studies, Grade 7
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Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 2014
Just three years since it broke away from Sudan, the new country of South Sudan is embroiled in a violent civil war. This article examines what went wrong and why, by discussing the incredible difficulty of building a new nation from scratch following years of conflict, war, suspicion, and great expectations. How this tragedy will end is anyone's…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Nationalism, African Studies, Social Studies
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Social Education, 2013
This NCSS position statement is intended for all audiences who are committed to preparing students for active and engaged citizenship in the 21st century. This includes the general public, the elementary, middle, and high school communities, social studies supervisors and directors, higher education, and all educators, pre-Kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Approach, Technological Advancement, Citizen Participation
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
We conducted a two-year study with four teachers (two mentors and two mentees), one university researcher, and a political science professor focused on improving discussion facilitation. This article examines the facilitation of a collaboratively developed seminar/deliberation discussion by four teachers and the relationship between their…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Logical Thinking, High School Teachers, High School Students
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