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Dingler, Matt – Social Studies, 2017
Democratic societies require a citizenry skilled in argumentation. At present, the written argument maintains primacy among communicative modes. Because of its cognitive demands, written argumentation is often difficult to teach. A multimodal approach to writing instruction carries the potential to assist struggling learners. This article outlines…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Persuasive Discourse
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Mead, Sarah M.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Studies, 2017
Contemporary global issues can be examined through the lens of modern photographic art. In an effort to prepare global-ready graduates, this article explores the pressing problems of environmental degradation, urbanization, and homelessness through the work of three contemporary artists. Illustrative works, suggested approaches, and curriculum…
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, Environmental Education, Urbanization
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Sell, Corey Ranshaw; Griffin, Krista – Social Studies, 2017
Given the current marginalization of the social studies within elementary classrooms it is vital that elementary educators seek integrative techniques that promote the social studies. This article explores one such example of integration taught by the authors within an elementary classroom. The three-day lesson taught to fifth-grade students aimed…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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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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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Social Studies, 2017
In this study we report the findings of a two-year professional development study using scaffolded lesson-study to encourage and support four teachers' desire to use discussion with increased frequency and quality. We joined a collaborative community of practice made up of one university researcher, two classroom teachers, and a political science…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2017
Teachers learned knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions through spending significant amounts of time working with heritage sites as they learned more about social studies. Elementary social studies teachers engaged in teacher in-service to increase their abilities to meet geography standards. Teacher professional development that caused…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gibbs, Brian – Social Studies, 2017
Taken from a larger qualitative study, this article argues that rather than an encompassing uniform definition, rigor, as understood and enacted by social studies teachers, exists on a complicated spectrum. Teacher placement on this spectrum was influenced by teacher life experience, teacher interpretation of student need, pedagogy employed, how…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Ying – Social Studies, 2017
With the significant enrollment increase of English Language Learners (ELLs) nationwide, social studies teachers face challenges to educate these students. As a response to the literature of preparing all content teachers to work with ELLs, this article introduces three teacher-friendly language-focused strategies. These strategies help social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Kucan, Linda; Cho, Byeong-Young; Han, Hyeju – Social Studies, 2017
This article describes the design of a social studies unit about the Johnstown Flood of 1889 with a particular emphasis on how specific unit resources engaged middle school students in learning about the geographical and historical context of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. We also report on how the resources supported the teaching and learning of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Historical Interpretation, Social Studies, Geographic Regions
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Dong, Yu Ren – Social Studies, 2017
Second language research and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy have shown a consensus that ELLs who have studied social studies in their home countries will have a better chance of understanding social studies concepts and quickly catching up to their native English-speaking peers. This article discusses strategies to make good use of ELLs' prior…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Prior Learning, Social Studies
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Marks, Melissa J. – Social Studies, 2017
Teaching about the Holocaust as an atrocity of the 1940s misleads students into thinking that it is a genocide occurred, that the world agreed "Never Again," and that the United Nations would prevent future genocides. With genocides in Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Syria occurring in the years since the Holocaust, teachers need to use the…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, Teaching Methods, Human Rights
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McCall, Ava L. – Social Studies, 2017
Although children are already part of the global economy, they often have little understanding of its influence without explicit instruction. The article focuses on recommendations for teaching elementary students in grades three through five about the global economy utilizing the pedagogical recommendations from the National Council for the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Inquiry, Human Rights, Grade 3
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2017
Students participate in historic preservation projects that fall along a continuum of student participation. Adults and students need to work to push more projects to be student led rather than students working for adults. A variety of example projects are presented and show how they fall on the continuum. In addition, an example of projects that…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Involvement, Preservation, Elementary School Students
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Chu, Yiting – Social Studies, 2017
In an article published in 1993, Rahima Wade reviewed the quality of social studies textbook content analyses published in three major social studies journals between 1982 and 1992. She concluded that the quality of this research was disappointing. Borrowing and refining Wade's methods, this article presents the findings of a review of all 29…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Educational History
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Martell, Christopher C.; Stevens, Kaylene M. – Social Studies, 2017
In this interpretive case study the researchers examined the beliefs of 13 self-identifying race-conscious secondary social studies teachers from diverse racial or ethnic, gender, and school-context backgrounds. The researchers found that the teachers' beliefs and views of practice were generally aligned with the main assertions of critical race…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Race, Critical Theory, Beliefs
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