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McCorkle, William – Social Studies, 2018
In the last few years, xenophobic rhetoric and policies have sharply increased across the world and is especially apparent in the rise of far right political parties in Europe, the Brexit vote in Great Britain, and the election of Donald Trump in the United States. In these times, teachers have a responsibility to stand for values of inclusion and…
Descriptors: Stranger Reactions, Immigration, Critical Theory, Critical Thinking
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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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Heafner, Tina L. – Social Studies, 2018
Adding instructional time and holding teachers accountable for teaching social studies are touted as practical, logical steps toward reforming the age-old tradition of marginalization. This qualitative case study of an urban elementary school, examines how nine teachers and one administrator enacted district reforms that added 45 minutes to the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Barriers, English, Language Arts
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He, Ye; Journell, Wayne; Faircloth, Josh – Social Studies, 2018
In this article we highlight elements of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy that prepare teachers to work with English Learners (ELs) from a variety of backgrounds. Specifically, we focus on the learning experiences and practices of one secondary social studies teacher to explore promising practices with ELs and effective teacher…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Communication, Academic Discourse
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Byrd, Marie; Varga, Bretton A. – Social Studies, 2018
The manifestation of Campbell's Law is examined in light of the current era in American public schools of high stakes testing inclusive of narrowed curriculums and teaching to the test. The decades-long practice of reducing instructional time of non-tested subjects, which includes social studies fundamentals, has resulted in a less informed…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Public Education, Citizenship Education, High Stakes Tests
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2018
Middle school students learned about their community when they created documentaries as part of a state bicentennial celebration. Students gathered multiple primary and secondary resources and worked with community members to interview them for their perspectives through video presentations as part of the inquiry process. Students work with local…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Research, Documentaries, Local History
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Neumann, David – Social Studies, 2018
Teachers often respond to the perils of teaching about religion by simply avoiding the subject. An investigation of secondary lesson plans on three prominent Martin Luther King, Jr. websites reveals little attention to the ideology of the civil rights movement, especially those touching on religious ideas. Ignoring King's religious views risks…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Clergy, Religion, Religious Factors
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O'Brien, Joseph; Mitchell, Phil – Social Studies, 2018
As de Tocqueville recognized, the U.S. democratic system relies on the advocacy of civic-minded individuals. Although U.S. history is replete with persons using different means to advance one or more democratic principles, VanSledright and Hess argued that secondary history education reinforces a persistent national narrative, one characterized by…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Ethnic Groups, United States History, Secondary School Students
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Kenna, Joshua L.; Potter, Sarah – Social Studies, 2018
Due to the changing landscape of K-12 education in the United States, particularly issues arising from funding, safety, accessibility, and standardization, the frequency at which teachers utilize traditional field trips has diminished over the last few decades. Thanks to continued advances in communicative technology, however, teachers are able to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Computer Simulation
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Pearcy, Mark – Social Studies, 2018
The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has become the basis for nearly every operation against international terrorism since its passage, in the days after the September 11th terrorist attacks. In particular, one 60-word passage has become foundational, both legally and philosophically, to America's "war on terror." An…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Terrorism, War, Foreign Policy
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Smirnova, Natalia V. – Social Studies, 2018
The Economics Across the Curriculum approach encourages the integration of economic concepts into various disciplines. This article features the essence of the approach built on best practices described in the literature. Several creative lesson ideas for teaching about money and inflation are showcased. These lessons were field-tested by high…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Best Practices
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Johnson, Aaron P.; Pennington, Lisa – Social Studies, 2018
Holocaust education in the United States began as a grassroots movement during the 1970s. Today, more than 30 states mandate the teaching of the Holocaust; however, far less attention is given in schools to other 20th-century instances of genocide. Totten has suggested that by neglecting "other" genocides (e.g., Darfur, Rwanda, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Death, History Instruction, Global Education
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Lo, Jane C. – Social Studies, 2018
This article reports on a study that asks how might an elections simulation influence students with strong polarizing political beliefs? The elections simulation asks students to take on roles as candidate teams, political party leaders, interest groups, and media outlets in a mock presidential election. Students not only learn about elections but…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, United States Government (Course), Civics
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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Rich, Jennifer; Pearcy, Mark – Social Studies, 2018
Film depictions of the Holocaust have become a ubiquitous part of social studies education, as many states have mandated Holocaust or genocide curricula in recent years; however, the quality of such curricula varies greatly, as does the level of teacher preparation for Holocaust-based instruction. Given the increase in mandates and the lack of…
Descriptors: Jews, Death, War, European History
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