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Burstein, Joyce H. – Social Studies, 2009
Concerned with combining theory with practice, the author, a teacher educator, wrote a grant to combine teaching university social studies methods and teaching sixth-grade social studies in an urban professional development site (PDS). By combining both roles, she created a recursive process of theory, observation, analysis, coteaching, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Load, Teacher Educators
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Passe, Jeff; Willox, Lara – Social Studies, 2009
Religion plays an important role in social studies content and is difficult to ignore, especially because of current world events. In our global society, it is more important than ever to know about and understand the religious beliefs of others. The social studies curriculum is infused with religion, but teachers circumvent the issue, mistakenly…
Descriptors: Religion, Social Studies, Religious Education, Public Schools
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White, Jeanne – Social Studies, 2008
Promoting Social Justice through Pre-K-12 Multicultural Literature is a graduate course at Elmhurst College in which social studies teachers learn to take a leadership role in their classrooms and communities by infusing social justice topics into their existing curricula. The study of multiculturalism alongside issues such as environmentalism,…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Action, Death
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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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Lewis, Anthony J. – Social Studies, 2004
In this article, the author analyzes and summarizes geographic education in Louisiana from a historical perspective with a specific emphasis on the degree to which geography was implemented into the state's standards. To accomplish that, he draws from the following three sources of information: active and retired social studies teachers from a…
Descriptors: State Standards, National Standards, Geography, Geography Instruction
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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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Wade, Rahima – Social Studies, 2003
As a social studies teacher educator, the author wants her students, as the nation's future teachers, to aspire to engage their students in K-12 classrooms in meaningful civic activity. Toward this end, she has developed several programs for preservice teachers to gain knowledge and the direct experience of civic participation. The Social Issue…
Descriptors: Social Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the author takes a critical look at current assessment practices in social studies education, especially those at the state level. He defines some key assessment terms, then considers the major issues of statewide assessment, focusing on the reliability and validity of the means by which government agencies across the United…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Hoge, John Douglas – Social Studies, 2002
The past decade has witnessed the development of character education efforts in many schools across America. Professional journals and the popular press abound with character education articles that explain the need, articulate the principles of practice, or recount details of schools' programs. The prominence of character education and its…
Descriptors: Values Education, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schug, Mark C.; Western, Richard D. – Social Studies, 2002
In this article, the authors contend that progressive theory, in particular Muzak Progressivism, as it has been adapted and institutionalized in schools has created a class of homeless social studies teachers. They are the social studies teachers who love their disciplines and seek to reach their students through disciplinary instruction, not…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Progressive Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum
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Patterson, Jennifer – Social Studies, 2002
Focuses on the use of economic reasoning in the social studies classroom. Presents an activity to help teachers incorporate economics into social studies. Explores how the issue of slavery can be taught by focusing on the economic importance of slavery and its impact on present-day society. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Economics, Educational Benefits
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Green, Tim; Ramirez, Fred – Social Studies, 2002
Presents an annotated bibliography of Web sites that focus on the issue of terrorism. Aims to assist teachers in educating their students and helping them cope with terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. Offers sites on other terrorist attacks on the U.S. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Materials
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Black, Mary S. – Social Studies, 2001
Explores the similarities and differences between the disciplines of history and archaeology. Examines the standards and principles recently proposed for teaching history and archaeology to determine the areas of difference and commonality. Addresses the issues of historical and archaeological thinking describing each in detail. (CMK)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development
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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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Mathis, Janelle B. – Social Studies, 2001
Describes a literature discussion group consisting of eleven social studies representatives involved in a discussion of children's multicultural literature and articles. Focuses on story as a resource for exploring diversity and for sharing personal experiences and responses with others. Includes the discussion group's schedule and a list of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education
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