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D. Siebert, Molly – Social Studies, 2019
The accelerated ownership and usage of smartphones and social media presents multiple issues for educators. There is a relationship between smartphones and (a) academic achievement, (b) engagement, and (c) mental health. The purpose of this literature review is to investigate the impact of smartphones and social media on students and how…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Studies, Social Media
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Adams, Erin C. – Social Studies, 2019
This is a comprehensive review of literature related to K-12 economics curriculum spanning 20 years, from 1998-2018. The search for literature revealed 18 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes related to social studies and economics education. The study revealed several trends and issues related to K-12 economics…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Chu, Yiting – Social Studies, 2017
In an article published in 1993, Rahima Wade reviewed the quality of social studies textbook content analyses published in three major social studies journals between 1982 and 1992. She concluded that the quality of this research was disappointing. Borrowing and refining Wade's methods, this article presents the findings of a review of all 29…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Educational History
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2014
This article presents findings from an investigation of the treatment of wealth distribution by high school economics textbooks. The eight leading high school economics texts in the United States were examined.
Descriptors: Economics, Income, Economics Education, Textbooks
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Wojcik, Teresa G.; Heitzmann, Ray; Kilbride, Candice; Hartwell, Daniel – Social Studies, 2013
Social studies methods textbooks constitute a rich source of data for trends in teaching and learning. This study examined twenty secondary social studies methods texts for the instructional approaches they recommend. The researchers concluded that methods texts published over the past fifty years consistently call for pedagogical variety and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, History, Textbook Evaluation
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Perez-Stable, Maria – Social Studies, 2005
A nation's folk literature offers a window into its people and their beliefs across time and geographic locations. Whether the stories are tall tales, creation stories, or fairy tales, they reveal insights into the make-up of the populace--what they believe, what motivates them, what their attitudes are, how they behave, and how time and place…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Childrens Literature, Picture Books
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Trofanenko, Brenda – Social Studies, 2005
In this article, the author examines how the idea (and ideal) of nation continues to serve as a directive for social studies education. He proposes discussing what a critical approach to understanding nation (and the historical narratives that define nation) might look like in the classrooms and what the stakes are for social studies educators,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Political Science, Intellectual Disciplines, Ideology
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Sandmann, Alexa – Social Studies, 2004
The topic of immigration is frequently taught in middle school classrooms as part of the history of America, for this country is indeed a "land of immigrants." Special emphasis is usually given to immigration that occurred a century or more ago, but contemporary immigration may prove to be a more compelling way to view this concept.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Cultural Awareness
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Grasha, Anthony F. – Social Studies, 2003
A comprehensive model of the dynamics of one-on-one teaching is described. Adoption of specific teaching styles is influenced by the learning styles of students, the interest in faculty to build interpersonal relationships with learners, teacher need to control the task, the capability of students, and situational constraints. In clinical…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Individual Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty
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Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis – Social Studies, 2003
Although circumstances that can activate burnout are common in all subjects, those who teach social studies may be more susceptible to it because the profession requires teaching for democratic values and critical thinking, even when cultural influences and the political climate are not supportive of those objectives. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Training, Instructional Materials, Democratic Values
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McArthur, Janice R. – Social Studies, 2002
Lack of courtesy among children is a social trend that, along with the decline of the family, the troubling character of some young people, and the lack of shared ethical values, is of some concern. In this article, the author discusses why it is important to teach pro-social behavior and suggests some ways of doing so in the classroom.
Descriptors: Ethics, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship
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Westerberg, Virginia; Sander, Daryl – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses how children's literature can contribute to a child's career awareness. Specific books are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Books, Career Awareness, Career Education, Childrens Literature
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Sefein, Naim A. – Social Studies, 1981
To help social studies classroom teachers present a realistic picture of the Middle Eastern religion of Islam, this article presents an overview of major beliefs and religious practices of Moslems. Information is presented on religious fundamentals, Islam's relationship to Judaism and Christianity, the development of Islam, the role of women, and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Islam, Islamic Culture, Middle Eastern Studies
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Khal, Helen – Social Studies, 1981
As an aid to social studies classroom teachers as they seek to introduce their students to Middle Eastern art, this article presents an overview of abstract and decorative art in the Middle East today. Information is presented on Middle Eastern art's historical origins, comparison of Middle Eastern art developments with art development in the…
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Al-Quazzaz, Ayad – Social Studies, 1981
Traces the history of oil and natural gas in the Middle East and relates the importance of the Middle East's current stores of oil to economic development. Information is presented on the relationship of major oil companies and local governments, OPEC, rate of production, and the impact of oil on the societies of the Middle East and North Africa.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Economic Development, Energy, Foreign Policy
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