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Waters, Stewart; Kenna, Joshua; Bruce, Darrian – Social Studies, 2016
The inclusion of technology in the classroom is an increasingly important feature of effective instruction. The implementation of Common Core Standards in many states also requires teachers to consider new pedagogical strategies to support meaningful learning. This article explores the intersection between technology demands and curricular change…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Common Core State Standards, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Lindquist, David H. – Social Studies, 2012
History courses based on chronological narratives in textbooks often assume a linear format through which students accumulate substantial amounts of surface-level information, with the various pieces of that information being disconnected from each other and from larger historical contexts. In addition, such narratives are often dry and lifeless,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, United States History, Modern History, Historical Interpretation
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Benedicks, William, Jr.; Felton, Randall G. – Social Studies, 1994
Presents a review of "Communism and the Cold War," an interactive multimedia videodisk designed for teaching about the post-World War II world. Concludes that, although the program is a first step in the use of interactive media in the classroom, it provides a vision of an exciting and dynamic social studies classroom in the future. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Communism, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change