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Smith, William L.; Crowley, Ryan M. – Social Studies, 2018
In this conceptual article we consider the pedagogical possibilities and pitfalls of incorporating White ally figures in history and social studies curricula. Drawing on the burgeoning scholarship on race and the social studies and literature on alternative racial orientations, such as allies, antiracists, and abolitionists, we contend that…
Descriptors: Whites, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Kenna, Joshua L.; Potter, Sarah – Social Studies, 2018
Due to the changing landscape of K-12 education in the United States, particularly issues arising from funding, safety, accessibility, and standardization, the frequency at which teachers utilize traditional field trips has diminished over the last few decades. Thanks to continued advances in communicative technology, however, teachers are able to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Computer Simulation
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Daniels, Emily A. – Social Studies, 2011
If we are to aim toward a genuine democracy, we must be willing to look at the uncomfortable topics that continue to sabotage what we aspire to as a society. This article aims to problematize the ways we conceive of and implement the social studies. To do so, I investigate the social studies in K-12 practice through critical theoretical lenses,…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy
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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Social Studies, 2011
This article addresses the subject of teaching about women in world history in K-12 schools and in programs of social studies teacher education. It includes a review of the place of gender in teaching about world history to current and future teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. This informal research serves as the platform for a set…
Descriptors: World History, Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Gallavan, Nancy P.; Kottler, Ellen – Social Studies, 2007
Graphic organizers offer visual models that equip teachers and students with tools, concepts, and language to organize, understand, and apply information. Many teachers, concerned that social studies tends to overwhelm students, feel social studies is viewed as a complex and confusing subject unrelated to the contemporary world. Graphic organizers…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Social Studies, Instructional Materials, Visual Aids
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Danker, Anita C. – Social Studies, 2003
Local history can help prepare students for standardized tests by helping them enhance their memories and possess solid understanding of the concepts that are fundamental to a particular discipline or field of study. Although it can effectively be argued that the study of local history may aid in the mastery of U.S. history topics, another often…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Multicultural Education
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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the differences between subject matter and content within the realm of social studies. Asserts the importance of making connections within the social studies and allowing students more choices in subject matter. Explores how teacher education should change to help future teachers learn more about subject matter in the social studies.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Green, Tim – Social Studies, 2001
Presents an annotated bibliography that provides Web sites about Pearl Harbor (Hawaii). Includes Web sites that cover Pearl Harbor history, a live view of Pearl Harbor, stories from people who remember where they were during the attack, information on the naval station at Pearl Harbor, and a virtual tour of the USS Arizona. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Historic Sites
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Day, Billie – Social Studies, 1983
It is becoming increasingly important to approach the study of the earth and its inhabitants with a global perspective. Several approaches can be used to teach global history. New global education programs and courses are being developed. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, History Instruction
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Weinland, Thomas P.; Roberts, Arthur D. – Social Studies, 1978
Reviews various ways of teaching history: as narrative, as a process for teaching thinking skills, as perspective for making comparisons across time and culture, and as personal philosophy for interpreting the present. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, History, History Instruction
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Garcia, Jesus – Social Studies, 1977
A study evaluated the portrayal of white and non-white ethnic groups in selected textbooks. Results show that writers usually describe ethnic groups in neutral terms. However, some writers, in describing ethnic group interaction with white Americans, associate the ethnic groups with more negative than positive terms. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, History Instruction, Reading Materials
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Lewy, Arieh – Social Studies, 1977
Criteria are described for selecting specific issues, events, and documents to be covered in history courses. Teachers should base content selection on basic concepts within the discipline, social needs and values of the class, pedagogical considerations, and the principle of economy in meeting multiple needs. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Westfall, William – Social Studies, 1977
Historians, philosophers, and teachers of history should try to be aware of and accurately identify the causes of historical events. The author proposes a theory of causation and presents a model for developing the theory in terms of the outbreak of World War I. (AV)
Descriptors: Background, Conceptual Schemes, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Evans, William Edward – Social Studies, 1975
The principal goal of history teaching is to train students to become capable of doing new things, creating, discovering, and gathering evidence as "scientifically" as possible. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Purmont, Jon E. – Social Studies, 1976
Through the use of case studies, the classroom teacher can integrate environmental history into the social studies course, emphasizing the historical nature of environmental problems. Students can then apply the resulting knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness to developing attitudes and strengthening concerns for present and future ecological…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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