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McCorkle, William – Social Studies, 2020
The American Revolution is central to the identity of citizens of the United States. It is, therefore, rarely critiqued in the U.S. social studies classroom. This article examines how teachers can discuss the American Revolution using both a critical historical approach and the ideas of peace education, particularly the strand that focuses on the…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, United States History, Social Studies
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Obiagu, Adaobiagu N.; Mezieobi, Daniel I.; Aroh, Patricia N.; Akubue, Felicia N. – Social Studies, 2020
This study tested the effect of cooperative concept mapping on knowledge achievement and transfer in peace education on 159 social studies students using a quasi-experimental research design. Four intact classes-two each in rural and urban areas-were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions, and two instruments-Peace Education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Misconceptions, Academic Achievement
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Meloche, Alysha; Lee, Vera J.; Grant, Allen; Neuman, Delia; DeCarlo, Mary Jean Tecce – Social Studies, 2020
Critical literacy is an appropriate learning outcome for social studies courses because it has the potential to teach students how to critically evaluate sources of information relevant to historical texts and current news media. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine the process through which students learned to apply critical…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Information Sources, Advanced Placement
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Apak Tezcan, Özlem; Ütkür, Nur – Social Studies, 2020
There are many factors that affect the perceptions of students enrolled in the classroom teaching programs of education faculties concerning the concept of social studies teaching. The most important of these factors are the instructors they observed in the faculty and their previous educational lives. In this context, this study aimed to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Kenyon, Elizabeth – Social Studies, 2020
This manuscript explores the power of using inquiry in a second-grade classroom to make students' understanding of citizenship more complex. It describes an inquiry unit in which students studied primary sources, engaged with fiction and nonfiction children's literature, and participated in interdisciplinary learning to further understand the…
Descriptors: History, Social Change, Citizenship Education, Grade 2
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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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Rich, Jennifer – Social Studies, 2019
A quarter of a century has passed since lawmakers enacted the New Jersey Holocaust education mandate, and it seems responsible and timely to ask if it, the original Holocaust education mandate, actually encouraged substantive learning about the Holocaust. Despite repeated fanfare about the mandate and its inclusion in educational curricula…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Death, Jews, European History
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Clabough, Jeremiah – Social Studies, 2018
While historical thinking has a rich literature, civic thinking has been an underdeveloped area of research in social studies education. I discuss in this article three activities designed to strengthen students' civic thinking skills by examining the "political death and resurrection" of Richard Nixon in the 1960s. These three…
Descriptors: Presidents, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Political Candidates
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Tannebaum, Rory P. – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the author seeks to present social studies educators with practical means for using Reddit--an emerging social media website--as a tool for providing students with a democratic education grounded in citizenship and multicultural education. The author focuses on ways in which Reddit offers students the opportunity to learn from…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Social Media, Web Sites, Democratic Values
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Henning, Mary Beth; Lucey, Thomas A. – Social Studies, 2017
The authors conducted an online survey of elementary teacher education programs within a large midwestern state to assess preservice teachers' and teacher educators' beliefs about and preparedness to teach financial literacy. Very few preservice teachers had meaningful experiences with personal finance in high school, college, or personal decision…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Campbell, Laurie O. – Social Studies, 2016
Minimal research has been accumulated in the field of social studies education for Novakian concept mapping, yet there are many benefits from adding this learning tool to a teacher's instructional toolbox. The article defines Novakian concept mapping and invites readers to adopt digital Novakian concept mapping into the social studies classroom as…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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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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DiCamillo, Lorrei; Bailey, Nancy M. – Social Studies, 2016
The authors of this article are two teacher educators who worked collaboratively to co-teach an interdisciplinary English and US history class to eleventh-grade students in an urban high school. They wanted to ensure the methods they were teaching preservice teachers were current and effective. The article discusses the foundational beliefs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Interdisciplinary Approach, Urban Schools, Charter Schools
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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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Saavedra, Anna Rosefsky – Social Studies, 2016
This study uses interview and survey methods to describe the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme's (DP) development of students' "academic civic mindedness" and "model citizenship" at four public schools in California. Results indicate that the DP pedagogy enables students to develop many of the skills that are…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Citizenship Education, Public Schools, Surveys
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