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Hawkman, Andrea M.; Van Horn, Selena E. – Social Studies, 2019
Authors discuss the relationship between social studies education and patriotism. The authors share two lesson plans (one elementary and one secondary) that examine the racialized and politicized experiences of three professional athletes, Gabby Douglas, Colin Kaepernick, and Megan Rapinoe. Drawing on tenets of critical race media literacy and…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Athletics, Physical Education, Social Studies
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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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Shuttleworth, Jay M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an opportunity to rethink how social studies education is framed. Using global citizenship education to teach about the pandemic properly places global health within the purview of all people and builds an onramp for teachers and students to make this kind of theoretical framing a mainstream part of social…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Climate, Global Approach
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Keefer, Natalie; Bousalis, Rina – Social Studies, 2015
In many parts of the less developed world it is women and girls who are expected to provide water for their family. Frequently, young girls are unable to complete school or get jobs because water scarcity means they are forced to walk miles daily to obtain this most basic need. Since the creation of the United Nations Millennium Goals, progress…
Descriptors: Females, Water, Developing Nations, Sex Role
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2014
This article presents findings from an investigation of the treatment of wealth distribution by high school economics textbooks. The eight leading high school economics texts in the United States were examined.
Descriptors: Economics, Income, Economics Education, Textbooks
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Waters, Stewart; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2013
The authors of this article examine several controversial U.S. monuments and offer teachers a rationale, resources, and suggested activities for incorporating these historical monuments into classroom instruction. The authors discuss why controversial issues should be discussed in the social studies classroom through the critical examination of…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Class Activities
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Avery, Patricia G.; Levy, Sara A.; Simmons, Annette M. M. – Social Studies, 2013
The authors argue that deliberation should be an integral part of secondary civics classrooms and teacher education programs. Drawing on a wide range of research, they contend that teaching and learning deliberative skills has the potential to build individual and group civic capacity. They share some of the results of an evaluation of one…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Secondary Education, Classroom Techniques
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Wojcik, Teresa G.; Heitzmann, Ray; Kilbride, Candice; Hartwell, Daniel – Social Studies, 2013
Social studies methods textbooks constitute a rich source of data for trends in teaching and learning. This study examined twenty secondary social studies methods texts for the instructional approaches they recommend. The researchers concluded that methods texts published over the past fifty years consistently call for pedagogical variety and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, History, Textbook Evaluation
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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
American and global history curriculum frameworks for high schools across the 50 states generally present the topic of the Cold War from the Western political perspective and contain material about the impact of the US-Soviet ideological rivalry on American society. This article argues that since the Cold War impacted the lives of people in the…
Descriptors: War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Atabekova, Anastasia A.; Gorbatenko, Rimma G.; Shoustikova, Tatyana V.; Radic, Nebojša – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
The research aimsto explore the cognitive-semantic structure of the above child rights phenomenon through the language analysis, and compare the perceptions of different stakeholders as target audiences with regard to diverse formats of the Convention contents and its essence representation. The research data combines academic literature on the…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Law
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Valenciana, Christine; Ordonez-Jasis, Rosario – Social Studies, 2012
Given the current national debate over immigration reform and the plethora of anti-immigrant policies, practices, and laws, school curriculums should include materials that will allow students to learn about, and reflect on, the impact this debate has on the lived realities of those most impacted. Specifically, teachers and their students will…
Descriptors: United States History, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Immigration
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Umami, Ida – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this research was to examine the current situation and problems faced by Indonesian schools in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment practices despite government's several legal initiatives. A questionnaire comprising both open and closed-ended questions was sent to the teachers and public education officers of the Indonesian…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Questionnaires
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Novikova, Svetlana S.; Romanova, Galina M.; Simonyan, Arsen R.; Ukraintseva, Irina I.; Khachaturova, Natalya Yu. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The relevance of the study is caused by the necessity to form a plan for the development of secondary vocational education that provides training of the most popular and promising specialties and working professions in accordance with international standards and advanced technologies on the basis of the leading professional educational…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Vlasova, Tatiana; Krasnova, Evgenia; Abraukhova, Valentina; Safontseva, Natalya – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The paper deals with the evaluation of specialists' professional training quality within the framework of intersectoral, transborder, public and private models of social partnership described in theories by foreign and Russian scientists. Special attention is paid to providing methodological grounds for cooperation between the total subjects…
Descriptors: Employers, Employer Attitudes, Vocational Education, Training Methods
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Moore, James R. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
Increasing immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East has enhanced cultural diversity in the United States. The wide array of foods, languages, customs, and unique historical experiences associated with immigration have contributed to the political, social, and economic fabric of a multicultural democracy. However,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Females, Violence, Human Body
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