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Mason, Lance E. – Social Studies, 2015
This media literacy article introduces a questioning framework for analyzing screen media with students and provides an example analysis of two contemporary commercials. Investigating screen conventions can help students understand the persuasive functions of commercials, as well as how the unique sensory experience of screen viewing affects how…
Descriptors: Advertising, Hidden Curriculum, Media Literacy, Nonprint Media
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Elbih, Randa – Social Studies, 2015
Contemporary global events of the War on Terror, the War on ISIS, and the United States contentious relationship with Muslim societies make it crucial to teach about Islam and Muslims in school. However, negative representations of Islam and Muslims often impede this process. Overcoming these challenges is critical for the development of…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Religion Studies, Misconceptions
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Pearcy, Mark – Social Studies, 2015
Social studies teachers have an obligation to help students grapple with and thoughtfully examine controversial issues, often in a contemporary context. One such issue is the U.S. use of unmanned aerial vehicles, generally known as drones. Whether for surveillance purposes or military missions, the use of drones by the U.S. government has preceded…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Public Policy, Aviation Technology
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Callahan, Cory – Social Studies, 2015
As pictorial-based social media (e.g., Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr) continue to encourage and sustain contemporary culture, the future success of America's democratic experiment may increasingly depend on its citizens' ability to critique visual information and take informed action. Promoting critical, historical analysis of…
Descriptors: Photography, Mass Media, Media Literacy, Social Studies
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Endacott, Jason L.; Pelekanos, Christina – Social Studies, 2015
Research has demonstrated the benefits of using historical empathy in history classrooms to encourage historical inquiry and understanding. This article chronicles the experiences of one middle school teacher as she integrates an updated theoretical and practical model of historical empathy into an existing instructional unit on Ancient Athens to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Empathy, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques
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Vaughn, Erin; Obenchain, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2015
As the development of active, democratic citizens has become, arguably, the primary purpose of social studies education, the model of instruction in citizenship education varies significantly. Although current models of citizenship education typically foster a sense of societal conformity and law-obeyance to the exclusion of social change, this…
Descriptors: Social Action, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Models
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Schul, James E. – Social Studies, 2015
History is often viewed unfavorably by students. In this article the author asserts that students' disfavor of history may originate from the narrow pedagogical flavor of the history class. The purpose of this article is to describe the three traditions of history education, with their accompanying strengths and weaknesses. Three sample…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Immigration
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Maguth, Brad M.; List, Jonathan S.; Wunderle, Matthew – Social Studies, 2015
Today's youth have grown up immersed in technology and are increasingly relying on video games to solve problems, engage socially, and find entertainment. Yet research and vignettes of teachers actually using video games to advance student learning in social studies is scarce (Hutchinson 2007). This article showcases how social studies…
Descriptors: Video Games, Social Studies, Technology Uses in Education, World History
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Waring, Scott M.; Tapia-Moreno, Dayva M. – Social Studies, 2015
Using primary sources to teach students about the past helps them to improve crucial analytical skills and gives them an opportunity to evaluate a variety of sources and to construct evidence-based narratives. These are skills that all students need for success throughout their educational process, career, and civic life (NCSS 2013). Examining the…
Descriptors: United States History, War, History Instruction, Primary Sources
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Diacopoulos, Mark M. – Social Studies, 2015
The potential for social studies to embrace instructional technology and Web 2.0 applications has become a growing trend in recent social studies research. As part of an ongoing process of collaborative enquiry between an instructional specialist and social studies teachers in a Professional Learning Community, a table of Web 2.0 applications was…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Thinking Skills, Social Studies, Taxonomy
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Alarcon, Jeannette; Holmes, Kathlene; Bybee, Eric – Social Studies, 2015
This article details the "journey box" project process enacted by two elementary preservice teacher cohorts. Engaging in activities and projects that promote a sense of investment in not only consuming but producing historical narratives, preservice teachers potentially become interested in sharing this type of learning with their…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Scott, Wendy; Suh, Yonghee – Social Studies, 2015
This content analysis explored how Civics and Government textbooks and the Virginia Standards of Learning for Civics and Government courses reflect citizenship outcomes, specifically deconstructing the unique needs of marginalized students. The coding frame was constructed by using themes and categories from previous literature, specifically…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Whitlock, Annie McMahon – Social Studies, 2015
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) features an inquiry approach to teaching K-12 social studies in which social studies standards are organized into an "inquiry arc." Inquiry in elementary economics is often underused in practice (Laney 2001). This study describes how a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Inquiry, Active Learning, Economics Education
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Johnson, Edric C.; Liu, Katrina; Goble, Kristin – Social Studies, 2015
This article introduces the social studies field to Dorothy Heatchote's Mantle of Expert (MOE). MOE is a dramatic inquiry approach used in several subject areas and can work at all levels in the social studies curriculum. The authors go into the development of using this approach in an elementary and middle teacher education program. After sharing…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses
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LeCompte, Karon; Blevins, Brooke – Social Studies, 2015
Project-based learning is an example of powerful social studies learning in which student engage in active inquiry. Action civics is a relatively new educational practice in which students "act as citizens" through a cycle of research, action, and reflection about problems they care about in their community. "Building Civic…
Descriptors: Civics, Active Learning, Student Projects, Social Studies
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