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Peck-Bartle, Shannon Marie – Social Studies, 2020
World history curriculum continues to be plagued by Eurocentric narratives and perspectives eliminating local and community agency in Caribbean history. Textbooks and curriculum standards exclude much of Caribbean history and marginalize the influence and contributions of the African Diaspora. Oftentimes, Caribbean achievements are attributed to…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Blacks, Foreign Countries
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DeHart, Jason – Social Studies, 2020
The film-based practices of four social studies teachers were examined using a qualitative methodology. The research interviewed teachers twice over a 2-month period, collected handouts, and collected audio-recorded teacher logs. Three of the teachers taught social studies primarily, while a fourth teacher was responsible for both English and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Films, Audiovisual Instruction, Adolescents
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Meloche, Alysha; Lee, Vera J.; Grant, Allen; Neuman, Delia; DeCarlo, Mary Jean Tecce – Social Studies, 2020
Critical literacy is an appropriate learning outcome for social studies courses because it has the potential to teach students how to critically evaluate sources of information relevant to historical texts and current news media. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine the process through which students learned to apply critical…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Advanced Placement
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Williams, Jing A.; Johnson, Mary – Social Studies, 2020
Teaching about the comfort women of World War II offers a compelling case study for the social studies classroom and human rights education. The topic will educate students to become knowledgeable about the larger world and its dark histories that have been omitted or scarcely mentioned in U.S. history textbooks. This article provides high school…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Females, War
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Gross, Magdalena H.; Wotipka, Christine Min – Social Studies, 2019
Students in the United States learn about the history of enslavement throughout their educational experiences. Yet our understanding of what students from different racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds know about this difficult period in American history is limited. In this study, we use mixed methods to examine written narratives of students'…
Descriptors: High School Students, Knowledge Level, Comprehension, United States History
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Smirnova, Natalia V. – Social Studies, 2018
The Economics Across the Curriculum approach encourages the integration of economic concepts into various disciplines. This article features the essence of the approach built on best practices described in the literature. Several creative lesson ideas for teaching about money and inflation are showcased. These lessons were field-tested by high…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Best Practices
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Lo, Jane C. – Social Studies, 2018
This article reports on a study that asks how might an elections simulation influence students with strong polarizing political beliefs? The elections simulation asks students to take on roles as candidate teams, political party leaders, interest groups, and media outlets in a mock presidential election. Students not only learn about elections but…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, United States Government (Course), Civics
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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Reingold, Matt – Social Studies, 2017
The following article presents data from a mixed-methods practitioner research study that focuses on understanding how Jewish secondary students learned about controversial topics in Israel's history and how these topics impacted their connection to the country. The responses that were provided by the students showed that the material forced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Jews, Secondary School Students
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Maddox, Lamont E.; Saye, John W. – Social Studies, 2017
This article addresses the problem of how to best design authentic writing assessments in history that support learners in demonstrating the types of higher order thinking skills needed for effective citizenship. Recent research has primarily focused on curriculum interventions intended to build disciplinary literacies through various types of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, History Instruction, Writing Tests, Competency Based Education
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Levy, Brett L. M.; Collet-Gildard, Lauren; Owenby, Thomas C. – Social Studies, 2017
Researchers have found that when young people participate in discussions of controversial political issues, they often become more politically engaged and informed (Hess, 2009). Nonetheless, some educators avoid fostering such discussions because they can become heated and distract from academic learning (Hess, 2002). Presidential elections,…
Descriptors: Debate, History Instruction, Political Campaigns, Elections
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – Social Studies, 2016
This in-depth qualitative case study explores how one social studies teacher implemented teaching Global History for Latino/a English Language Learners (ELLs) in an urban newcomer high school. Using a framework for culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education, this article seeks to highlight how the teacher discussed, designed,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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O'Brien, Joe; Peavey, Scott; Fuller, Molly – Social Studies, 2016
Learning about people from long ago and far away poses a challenge for students because such people seem so distant and different. The lack of easily comprehensible text-based primary sources compounds this problem. Using a built environment as a primary source makes people from the distant past more accessible, concrete and exciting. Broadly…
Descriptors: Buildings, World History, Physical Environment, Middle School Students
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Campbell, Laurie O. – Social Studies, 2016
Minimal research has been accumulated in the field of social studies education for Novakian concept mapping, yet there are many benefits from adding this learning tool to a teacher's instructional toolbox. The article defines Novakian concept mapping and invites readers to adopt digital Novakian concept mapping into the social studies classroom as…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Dutt-Doner, Karen M.; Allen, Susan; Campanaro, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2016
Oral histories are a powerful pedagogical tool in developing historical understanding and important learning skills simultaneously. Teachers use firsthand accounts of historical time periods and/or events to help develop students' sense of history. In addition to gaining historical understanding, students are able to bring history alive by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Student Attitudes
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