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Bronstein, Erin A. – Social Studies, 2020
This study examines world history teachers' attitudes regarding teaching U.S. presidential elections. During interviews with nine teachers, participants emphasized that the competing demands of their classrooms negatively influenced their willingness to teach about the U.S. presidential elections generally, and the 2016 Election specifically. The…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Citizenship, Elections, Presidents
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Obiagu, Adaobiagu N.; Mezieobi, Daniel I.; Aroh, Patricia N.; Akubue, Felicia N. – Social Studies, 2020
This study tested the effect of cooperative concept mapping on knowledge achievement and transfer in peace education on 159 social studies students using a quasi-experimental research design. Four intact classes-two each in rural and urban areas-were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions, and two instruments-Peace Education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement
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Haas, Brandon J. – Social Studies, 2020
This qualitative interview study explores the perceptions five USC Shoah Foundation Master Teachers who integrate Holocaust survivor and witness testimony via IWitness, a web resource from the USC Shoah Foundation, on students' development of empathy. Findings of this study suggest that the personalized nature of engaging with testimony in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Death, European History, Jews
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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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Mueller Worster, Anneliese; Rohde, Leigh – Social Studies, 2020
Contextualized in the critical pedagogies of universal design for learning (UDL) and social justice education, our study aimed to equip teacher candidates (TCs) to provide students with equitable access to learning social studies content knowledge, skills, and processes as a way to equally empower all students to be civically engaged, and thus to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Guidelines, Social Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kaschak, Jennifer Cutsforth; Bauman, Dona – Social Studies, 2020
This article addresses the teaching of disability history, specifically concerning the historical figure of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). Drawing upon literature from multicultural education, disability history and disability studies in education (DSE), the authors discuss historical content and teaching ideas for instruction about FDR. The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Presidents, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education
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Apak Tezcan, Özlem; Ütkür, Nur – Social Studies, 2020
There are many factors that affect the perceptions of students enrolled in the classroom teaching programs of education faculties concerning the concept of social studies teaching. The most important of these factors are the instructors they observed in the faculty and their previous educational lives. In this context, this study aimed to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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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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Perrotta, Katherine – Social Studies, 2019
Oral history research projects are assignments that can foster student engagement and learning in undergraduate survey history courses. However, existing scholarship indicates that these assignments are seldom used in undergraduate survey courses. Since the aims of undergraduate survey history courses are to satisfy graduation requirements, foster…
Descriptors: Oral History, Research Projects, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Shifflet, Rena; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Social Studies, 2019
The absence of social studies curriculum is a problem because it undermines the essential purposes of schooling: to prepare participatory, contributing members of a democratic society. In this article, we argue that integrating the literacy and social studies curricula is one meaningful way to support such civic-minded social studies instruction…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education
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Masta, Stephanie; Rosa, Tori J. K. – Social Studies, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative, single case study is to investigate how teacher-created curricula addresses key Native American events in early U.S. history and to determine if such curricula provided students with accurate representations of Native American content. To do this, we used discourse analysis to consider the meanings of words and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, American Indians, Discourse Analysis, Power Structure
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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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Anderson, Derek L.; Zyhowski, Joni – Social Studies, 2018
This case study investigated how two 8th-grade teachers planned for, delivered, and reflected on their teaching of the 2016 Presidential Election. Data sources included classroom observations, teacher interviews, and lesson plans. Despite integrating student-centered lessons about the election with social and political events in US History from…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Observation
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Payne, Katherina Ann – Social Studies, 2018
Civic education for our youngest citizens faces two challenges if we want to imagine new possibilities. First, the field of social studies uses frames of analyzing citizenship education based on studies of older students. Second, predetermined adult ideas (and ideals) of what it means to act civically dominate our conceptions of civic education…
Descriptors: Young Children, Civics, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
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