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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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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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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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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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Barrow, Elizabeth; Ford, Evelyn Alex – Social Studies, 2019
Teaching controversial issues can be challenging for any teacher, but especially so when the teacher is a cultural outsider. In this article, we provide a snapshot of one social studies educator's experiences teaching about two hotly contested elections--the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 Korean special election--to middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Middle School Teachers, History Instruction
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Smith, Bryan – Social Studies, 2018
In this article I explore an often overlooked feature of everyday life that can serve as a powerful heuristic for students to engage history and geography critically: everyday place-names. Drawing on scholarship in critical toponymy, I explore how the city-text--the past as it is overlaid on top of the geography of the community through…
Descriptors: Geography, Heuristics, Social Studies, Critical Thinking
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Johnson, Aaron P.; Pennington, Lisa – Social Studies, 2018
Holocaust education in the United States began as a grassroots movement during the 1970s. Today, more than 30 states mandate the teaching of the Holocaust; however, far less attention is given in schools to other 20th-century instances of genocide. Totten has suggested that by neglecting "other" genocides (e.g., Darfur, Rwanda, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Death, History Instruction, Global Education
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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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Gibson, Melissa Leigh – Social Studies, 2017
Dominant approaches to teaching social studies often marginalize bilingual and bicultural students. This is particularly troubling because the explicit goal of the social studies is to cultivate civic participation. Educational inequalities are thus tied to political inequalities. In light of this, this article shares a narrative case study of the…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Biculturalism, Social Studies
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Marciano, Deb L.; Rackley, Jordan M.; Vaughn, Gregory L. – Social Studies, 2017
What happens when five teacher candidates and their professor bring a wordless picturebook into Italian classrooms? This article presents a grounded discussion of our immersive experiences from the United States and the minilessons they taught stemming from a piece of children's literature through our study abroad program in Italy. The opening of…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Global Education, Study Abroad, Childrens Literature
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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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Harrington, Judith M. – Social Studies, 2016
Picture books engage young learners across the elementary curriculum and can effectively help teach about a variety of social studies topics. Social studies may be a neglected subject in many elementary schools, but purposefully incorporating it through children's literature provides an effective means of advancing both literacy skills and social…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Cultural Awareness, Elementary School Students, Social Studies
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Dozono, Tadashi – Social Studies, 2016
The article examines a mainstream curricular unit on the Haitian Revolution, centered on a culminating role-play activity. Cultural studies, subaltern studies, and hermeneutics are applied as theoretical frameworks to read the curriculum unit and its activities. These theoretical lenses sharpen an understanding of what it means to experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Social History
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Moore, James – Social Studies, 2015
Research indicates that most American citizens know little about Islam and, specifically, the major differences between Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims and why this matters to the United States. Although the two major Islamic factions share many common core beliefs and practices, there are some significant religious and political differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Islamic Culture, Muslims
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