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McClure, Donald R.; Marino, Michael P. – Social Studies, 2020
This article discusses how the history of sports can serve as way to understand abstract concepts associated with local history and social studies education. An introductory discussion outlines how sports can engage and interest students, focusing especially on ideas related to history thinking (such as change and continuity). A case study using…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Athletics, Team Sports, Social Studies
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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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Muetterties, Carly; Slocum, Carrie; Masterson, Erin – Social Studies, 2020
Meaningful source work is at the heart of social studies learning, but often a tall order for elementary-aged students. In this article, the authors describe the construction and implementation of a fifth grade inquiry on the Suffrage Movement using a focused version of the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint. Using source analysis scaffolds…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Voting
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Bickford, John H.; Hendrickson, Ryan C. – Social Studies, 2020
This article presents a guided inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's place in American memory. It centers on Jefferson's liberty-based articulations and his involvement in slavery, which are paradoxical when juxtaposed. Evocative primary sources and competing secondary sources ground the inquiry. Discipline-specific strategies direct students through…
Descriptors: Presidents, Slavery, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Bickford, John H.; Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2020
In this article, the authors discuss how to explore the agency of ordinary citizens using local institutions to combat Jim Crow segregation laws during Freedom Summer. Primary sources from Miami (OH) University website about Freedom Summer and Susan Goldman Rubin's trade book ground the inquiry. Through the series of activities discussed, middle…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Middle School Students, Primary Sources
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Misco, Thomas; Stahlsmith, Megan – Social Studies, 2020
This article explores the ways in which social studies classrooms can explore the history and status of U.S. territories as "unincorporated." We focus on the "Insular Cases" and in particular "Downes v. Bidwell" (1901), examine the construct of colonies as anathema to democracy, and explore the precedents court case…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Foreign Policy, Court Litigation
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Bowman, Kimberly R. – Social Studies, 2020
Understanding history involves being able to construct knowledge about the past from historical traces left behind. In this article, the author describes a five-step strategy using historical obituaries to recreate the social landscapes of the past and raise critical consciousness regarding power relations in different contexts. The strategy is…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Consciousness Raising, Social History, Social Studies
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Bair, Sarah – Social Studies, 2020
This article examines coverage in social studies curriculum and U.S. history textbooks, specifically, of women in the American Civil Rights Movement (CRM) and considers how social studies teachers can broaden the narrative they teach to include more gender-related issues and the work of women activists. The author found that despite a rich body of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Females, Sex Role, Social Studies
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maguth, Brad M.; Tomer, Andrea; Apanius, Avery – Social Studies, 2019
This manuscript considers Berman's (1990) "Despair to Empowerment Curricular Curve" as a possible guiding curricular framework in global education. The authors describe how this curricular curve was used by teachers to enhance a seventh-grade world history unit on the Black Death to move middle-level learners away from despair and toward…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, World History, Grade 7
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