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McClure, Donald R.; Marino, Michael P. – Social Studies, 2020
This article discusses how the history of sports can serve as way to understand abstract concepts associated with local history and social studies education. An introductory discussion outlines how sports can engage and interest students, focusing especially on ideas related to history thinking (such as change and continuity). A case study using…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Athletics, Team Sports, Social Studies
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Muetterties, Carly; Slocum, Carrie; Masterson, Erin – Social Studies, 2020
Meaningful source work is at the heart of social studies learning, but often a tall order for elementary-aged students. In this article, the authors describe the construction and implementation of a fifth grade inquiry on the Suffrage Movement using a focused version of the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint. Using source analysis scaffolds…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Voting
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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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Bickford, John H.; Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2020
In this article, the authors discuss how to explore the agency of ordinary citizens using local institutions to combat Jim Crow segregation laws during Freedom Summer. Primary sources from Miami (OH) University website about Freedom Summer and Susan Goldman Rubin's trade book ground the inquiry. Through the series of activities discussed, middle…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Middle School Students, Primary Sources
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Misco, Thomas; Stahlsmith, Megan – Social Studies, 2020
This article explores the ways in which social studies classrooms can explore the history and status of U.S. territories as "unincorporated." We focus on the "Insular Cases" and in particular "Downes v. Bidwell" (1901), examine the construct of colonies as anathema to democracy, and explore the precedents court case…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Foreign Policy, Court Litigation
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Boadu, Gideon; Donnelly, Debra J. – Social Studies, 2020
History teaching and learning make intellectual demands on both teachers and students, requiring them to travel back in time and engage with complex issues and distant lifestyles. History education research advocates the use of approaches that portray History as an intellectually engaging subject but the application of cognitive research to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Development, History Instruction, Piagetian Theory
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Seitz, R. Zackary; Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Studies, 2020
While all citizens are increasingly concerned with climate change and its associated effects, youth show particular interest and activism around the topic. Legislators and activists have recently championed a Green New Deal as offering goals for how the issue might be addressed in the United States and other countries. In this article, we offer an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Environmental Education, Activism, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Güven, Ismail; Gulbahar, Yasemin – Social Studies, 2020
Computational Thinking (CT) has recently been addressed as one of the key skills for the twenty-first century. Integrating CT into different subject areas of K-12 education is also now widely accepted to improve the quality of instruction. In that sense, it is important to enable educators and researchers to recognize how to integrate…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Computer Science, Social Studies, 21st Century Skills
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Kenyon, Elizabeth – Social Studies, 2020
This manuscript explores the power of using inquiry in a second-grade classroom to make students' understanding of citizenship more complex. It describes an inquiry unit in which students studied primary sources, engaged with fiction and nonfiction children's literature, and participated in interdisciplinary learning to further understand the…
Descriptors: History, Social Change, Citizenship Education, Grade 2
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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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Agnello, Mary Frances; Laney, James D.; Lucey, Thomas A. – Social Studies, 2019
Teaching financial literacy represents an important expectation of K-12 public school educators. Financial literacy is usually defined as having the knowledge and ability to function monetarily within the existing economic system. This system can be hierarchical and inequitable, if not oppressive. We argue that stories have been used throughout…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Money Management, Social Responsibility, Values Education
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Kuhn, Deanna; Feliciano, Nicole; Kostikina, Darya – Social Studies, 2019
How better can we prepare students for the roles awaiting them as citizens than by engaging them in addressing challenging issues of the day? We describe our experience as a researcher--practitioner partnership with this objective in a yearlong program involving academically low-performing urban middle schoolers and a student-centered…
Descriptors: Current Events, Citizenship Education, Urban Education, Middle School Students
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Cummings, Ryan D. – Social Studies, 2019
The typical U.S. history curriculum does not ask students to think about justice. While ignoring injustice may reduce controversy in the classroom, critically thinking about justice engages students and prepares them to be citizens in an often contentious democracy. This article proposes five characteristics of history curricula that support…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Justice, History Instruction, United States History
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2019
Teacher practices created experiences for students to guide their inquiry by creating opportunities to gather data through field notes. Students examined their county and gathered data from the field on a daylong investigation of their county. Students generated questions and considered their observations at multiple stops. Students learned to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Active Learning
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Santiago, Maribel; Castro, Eliana – Social Studies, 2019
A narrative of racial progress abounds in U.S. history, making it difficult for teachers to present complex interpretations of racial/ethnic discrimination. Historical complexity challenges such simplistic notions of race/ethnicity and encourages critical thinking. Adding anti-essentialist historical content about Latinx communities is one way to…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Discrimination, Critical Thinking, Inquiry
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