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Smith, William L.; Crowley, Ryan M. – Social Studies, 2018
In this conceptual article we consider the pedagogical possibilities and pitfalls of incorporating White ally figures in history and social studies curricula. Drawing on the burgeoning scholarship on race and the social studies and literature on alternative racial orientations, such as allies, antiracists, and abolitionists, we contend that…
Descriptors: Whites, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Social Studies
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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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Daniels, Emily A. – Social Studies, 2011
If we are to aim toward a genuine democracy, we must be willing to look at the uncomfortable topics that continue to sabotage what we aspire to as a society. This article aims to problematize the ways we conceive of and implement the social studies. To do so, I investigate the social studies in K-12 practice through critical theoretical lenses,…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Elementary Secondary Education, Democracy
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Waring, Scott M.; Torrez, Cheryl; Lipscomb, George – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2015
As advocates of engaging students in historical inquiry and of the use of primary sources to aid in this inquiry, we support the claims of numerous student benefits, such as learning to detect bias, appreciating the interpretive nature of historical thinking, and the drawing of conclusions based on judgments about evidence (Fehn & Koeppen,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, History Instruction, Units of Study, Primary Sources
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2014
The "International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS) Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2014 proceedings: (1) Legal Profession in the Technological Era with Special Reference to Women Lawyers in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Social Studies, Lawyers, Females
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2013
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2013 proceedings: (1) Teaching About Asia in a Social Science Education Program (Cyndi Mottola Poole and Joshua L. Kenna); (2) Teaching Students about…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Education Courses
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Gallavan, Nancy P.; Kottler, Ellen – Social Studies, 2007
Graphic organizers offer visual models that equip teachers and students with tools, concepts, and language to organize, understand, and apply information. Many teachers, concerned that social studies tends to overwhelm students, feel social studies is viewed as a complex and confusing subject unrelated to the contemporary world. Graphic organizers…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Social Studies, Instructional Materials, Visual Aids
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Brooks, Sarah – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2009
In the field of history education, researchers and practitioners frequently demonstrate a keen interest in historical empathy. However, very little consensus exists concerning the meaning of the term. In an effort to make sense of the continuing debate, this article explores the competing conceptualizations of historical empathy found in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Danker, Anita C. – Social Studies, 2003
Local history can help prepare students for standardized tests by helping them enhance their memories and possess solid understanding of the concepts that are fundamental to a particular discipline or field of study. Although it can effectively be argued that the study of local history may aid in the mastery of U.S. history topics, another often…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Multicultural Education