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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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Waters, Stewart; Kenna, Joshua; Bruce, Darrian – Social Studies, 2016
The inclusion of technology in the classroom is an increasingly important feature of effective instruction. The implementation of Common Core Standards in many states also requires teachers to consider new pedagogical strategies to support meaningful learning. This article explores the intersection between technology demands and curricular change…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Common Core State Standards, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – Social Studies, 2016
This in-depth qualitative case study explores how one social studies teacher implemented teaching Global History for Latino/a English Language Learners (ELLs) in an urban newcomer high school. Using a framework for culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education, this article seeks to highlight how the teacher discussed, designed,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Bondy, Jennifer M.; Pennington, Lisa K. – Social Studies, 2016
This article aims to broaden the ways we conceptualize citizenship and implement citizenship education in social studies. To do so, the authors explore media texts as a curricular and pedagogical site for teaching lessons about citizenship. Specifically, the authors investigate how media drafts the boundaries of citizenship for Latin@ youth, and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Social Media, Mass Media Use
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Carano, Kenneth T.; Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2016
The authors explore how graphic novels can be used in the middle and high school social studies classroom to teach human rights. The article begins with a rationale on the benefits of using graphic novels. It next focuses on four graphic novels related to human rights issues: "Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds" (Speigelman…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Social Studies
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Gleeson, Ann Marie; D'Souza, Lisa Andries – Social Studies, 2016
The emphasis on disciplinary literacy skills embedded within the Common Core State Standards requires a shift in preparing teachers to explicitly address the craft of reading and writing within social studies instruction. As teacher educators, we think it is imperative to understand the ways in which our teacher candidates integrate literacy…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2016
Elementary students survey buildings in an extracurricular community service project to learn social studies and historic preservation. From these experiences students formed values and dispositions by engaging in a constructivist process of creating knowledge by examining their community. They gathered data, transformed it into information, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Community Services, Historic Sites
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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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Greiner, Jeff A. – Social Studies, 2016
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), in the state of North Carolina, has gone through considerable recent effort to revise, support, and assess their seventh-grade social studies curriculum in an effort to serve three goals: comply with the Common Core State Standards (Common Core), comply with the North Carolina Essential Standards…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Social Studies, Public Schools, Common Core State Standards
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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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Harshman, Jason – Social Studies, 2016
Research in global education has turned toward global citizenship education and the fostering of a more critical reading of the tenets of "soft" global education laid out over four decades ago in Hanvey's (1976) "An Attainable Global Perspective." Interested in skill building and informed application of concepts forwarded…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Education, Citizenship Education, Critical Reading
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Hilton, Jason Theodore – Social Studies, 2016
As emerging technology continues to enter the social studies classroom, teachers need to approach integration of such technology in a systematic manner to ensure that such technology enhances the learning of their students. Currently, scholars of technology integration advocate for the use of one of two different models, either SAMR or TPACK. This…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Models, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Goldenberg, Barry M. – Social Studies, 2016
This manuscript, written with the educator in mind, describes the Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) program, a twenty-week after-school history program that engaged urban students in history by immersing them in aspects of the historical process. Throughout the program, a group of Black male high school students were apprenticed as historical…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Youth Programs, After School Programs, African American Students
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Smith, Karli; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Vissicaro, Pegge; Fredrickson, Lynda – Social Studies, 2016
The integration of dance into K-12 curriculum can help students to learn better, encouraging deeper exploration and active engagement with content knowledge. The purpose of this intervention study was to determine how the integration of dance and social studies with an anthropological framework affects student learning of content knowledge in…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Dance, Integrated Curriculum, Social Studies
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An, Sohyun – Social Studies, 2016
This article reports a self-study that analyzes my experience as a teacher educator navigating a turbulent educational landscape with the advent of edTPA. The data consist of my journal entries, the syllabi, handouts, work submitted by my students, and course evaluations. Data were analyzed by using an inductive process to describe how the edTPA…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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