Social Studies Review

Social Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Fall

California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET)
The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) is an organization of educators promoting the effective teaching of economic principles in grades K-12. Why was CASET formed? This article explains the history, challenges, and successes...
Controversy Education in Secondary Social Science Classrooms: Issues, Concerns, and Implementation
Controversy Education in secondary Social Science Classrooms: Issues, Concerns, and ImplementationTWO KEY ISSUESWhy in the world would secondary teachers want to take on controversy as part of their instructional regimen? The presentation of controversial...
Economics: It's Not Just for High School Anymore
It is a pleasure to serve as the guest editor of this issue of Social Studies Review. Given the emphasis on economics in the History/Social Science Standards and the Framework, it is appropriate that the Social Studies Review dedicate an issue to this...
Evaluating Scientific Issues in Social Terms
Within the social studies, teachers may explore science-based issues with their students to promote the development of their analytic skills and contribute to their civic role as critical decision makers. However, while many regard science as an authority,...
Exploring Primary Sources: Civil War
Exploring Primary Sources: Civil War Kathleen Vest, M.A. E.D. Teacher Created Materials Inc. Westminster, Ca. 92683 www.teachercreated.comFirst of twelve in the "Exploring Primary Sources" series, this set is dedicated with bringing an opportunity for...
Fifteen Minutes of Fame and a Lot More: Some Thoughts on Teaching High School Economics and the NASDAQ/NCEE Teaching Awards
On a Sunday in April of 2002, my wife and I checked into the Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, showered and rested, got dressed and headed off to dinner at the Tavern on the Green, long one of New York City's better known restaurants, and a classic for special...
From the Editor
I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a successful and exciting start to the new academic school year. With so much attention being given to the budget problems, the governor's recall and the high price of gas, it is easy to become distracted-and...
"Last Night for Dinner I Had." A Lesson in History and Economics
Those of us in the trenches know that there are three things that will immediately make a seventh grader sit up and take notice - when the discussion turns to money, sex or food. For an article in an economics journal, money would be too obvious. And...
Playing Music in the Ivory Tower
Playing Music in the Ivory TowerMost people don't associate popular music with academia. The last thing that most people expect to hear emanating from a university classroom or a college professor's office is the voice of Britney Spears or Eminem. Perhaps...
Resources for Economics and Social Studies Teachers and Students
Economie Education OrganizationsCalifornia Council on Economic Educationhttp://cacee.orgNational Council on Economic Educationhttp://ncee.net/Foundation for Teaching Economicshttp://fte.org/Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Educational Resourceshttp://www.frbsf.org/education/index.htmlJunior...
Swansong
SWANSONGThe Random House College Dictionary, Revised Edition, defines the word "swansong" as the last work, act, utterance, or achievement of a person, group, period, etc., before death, retirement, dissolution, etc, [so called from the belief that the...
Teaching Economics through Fairy Tales in the United States and Russia
I teach economics to seniors and I was shocked when I found out ten years ago that elementary teachers were infusing economics into their curriculum. It seemed inappropriate, how could they do that-it is a class designed for ninth through twelfth graders?...
Teaching Economics through Literature
One of the easiest and most exciting ways to get the basic messages of economics across is to use children's literature. An additional advantage is that teachers can implement both social studies and language arts standards at the same time. The following...
Teaching Economics with a Stock Market Simulation
Most high school and middle school students are curious about topics that are consistently in the news, and would like to understand how these events relate to their lives now and in the future. The stock market is in the news daily, on radio, television,...
Terrorism: A War without Borders
Terrorism: A War Without Borders Bureau of Public Affairs United States Department of State"September 11, 2001. The attacks on America shocked us as never before. We were the victims, and terrorism became a gruesome reality. People all over the world...
The Impact of Hopelessness on Student Learning and How Educators Can Help
One of the most difficult daily tasks for children who are homeless is facing school attendance each morning. Most estimates suggest that approximately 1.6 million children in the United States find themselves in this position each school year. Teachers...
The National Assessment of Educational Progress in Economics
In 2006 we will have our first national assessment of American high school students' understanding of economics. The testing will be conducted by NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often simply referred to as "The Nation's Report...
Thunder on the Sierra
Thunder on the Sierra by Kathy Balmes [Illustrated by Vicki Catapano] Silver Moon Press - New York 2001 - ISBN 1-893110-10-9Every once an a while a really good children's reader on California history is made available, and Thunder on the Sierra certainly...
Translation Software to the Rescue
Translation Software to the RescueFor years I have been hearing fellow teachers from across California express their frustrations as they face classroom populations which include numerous nonEnglish speaking students. On his first paid assignment, my...
Voyages of Discovery Columbus, Da Gama, and Magellan "For God, Gold, and Glory.And Maybe a Little Pepper!"
Cognitive Objectives: Students will* equate price with the unit by which relative scarcity is measured* identify the impact of a change in supply or demand on the relative scarcity and price of a product* discuss the incentives that motivated three explorers*...
Who Is She and What Is She Doing Now?
"Welcome to Cedar Hill. Drive up this way!" I could hear her welcoming us as we drove through the pine trees and up the gravel driveway. "Drive around to the back of the house; there's better parking in the shade. Here, I'll walk ahead and show you the...
WORK AND THE WORKPLACE: Preparing Students to Enter the "Real World"
If you think that elementary school is too early to prepare students for the challenges of the economy and the workplace, then we would challenge you to rethink that opinion. Children can learn about supply and demand, scarcity, human capital and other...