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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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Dozono, Tadashi – Social Studies, 2016
The article examines a mainstream curricular unit on the Haitian Revolution, centered on a culminating role-play activity. Cultural studies, subaltern studies, and hermeneutics are applied as theoretical frameworks to read the curriculum unit and its activities. These theoretical lenses sharpen an understanding of what it means to experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Social History
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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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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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Curry, Kristal; Cherner, Todd – Social Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research project was to highlight the practices and philosophies of two effective--but different--social studies teachers who balance the demands of teaching in the modern era while honoring their own philosophies for teaching social studies. This project was ground in the theoretical framework provided by TPACK and used a case…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Technological Literacy
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2016
Students used a compass trail to show how they could perform service to their school. When students performed service learning, they completed a real task that was needed for a grateful audience conjoined with academic content in the lesson. Students worked on the school grounds and used content from their regular curriculum while looking for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Science Activities, Navigation, Elementary School Science
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Miracle, Amanda; Smith, Michael; Anderson, Kevin; Catlett, Rob – Social Studies, 2016
To seriously consider one's rights under the US Constitution, one must grapple with the realization that many rights are not absolute. Instead, they are contested. But how to introduce younger students to such a complex concept, given short attention spans? In this article, we discuss the opportunities, pitfalls, and planning logistics of the 2013…
Descriptors: United States History, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights
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van Hover, Stephanie; Hicks, David; Dack, Hilary – Social Studies, 2016
To explore questions in history and to construct historical narratives, historians work with evidence from the past. This approach to teaching history (inquiry involving the use of evidence) is an accepted part of the research on history teaching and is promoted widely in standards frameworks and practitioner publications as "good history…
Descriptors: Video Technology, History Instruction, Standards, Historians
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Callahan, Cory; Saye, John; Brush, Thomas – Social Studies, 2016
This article advances a continuing line of inquiry into an innovative teacher-support program intended to help in-service history teachers develop professional teaching knowledge for inquiry-based history instruction. Two prior iterations informed our design and use of professional development materials; they also informed the implementation…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, History Instruction, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Misco, Thomas; Shiveley, James – Social Studies, 2016
Although social justice is an overarching goal of most every department of teacher education, college of education, and US College or University, it is rarely an identified goal for K-12 schools. We contend that the field of social studies education also substantively focuses on social justice, and as such, this article clarifies the ways in which…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Personality, Reflection
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Vesperman, Dean Patrick; Clark, Chris H. – Social Studies, 2016
This article explores using game theory in social studies classrooms as a heuristic to aid students in understanding strategic decision making. The authors provide examples of several simple games teachers can use. Next, we address how to help students design their own simple (2 × 2) games.
Descriptors: Game Theory, Social Studies, Heuristics, Decision Making
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Moore, Virginia; Sumrall, William; Mott, Michael; Mitchell, Elizabeth; Theobald, Becky – Social Studies, 2015
Methods for facilitating students' standards-based consumer literacy are addressed via the use of problem solving with food and product labels. Fifth graders will be able to: (1) provide detailed analysis of food and product labels; (2) understand large themes, including production, distribution, and consumption; and (3) explore consumer…
Descriptors: Literacy, Consumer Economics, Problem Solving, Food
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2015
This article presents detailed instructional plans for a two-day, high school-level lesson on wealth distribution in society. The terms "income" and "wealth" are defined and compared, and the significance of studying wealth is discussed. Resources for the lesson are identified, and a pedagogical mode is outlined in relation to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Lesson Plans, Economics Education, Income
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