Social Studies Review

Social Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 1, Fall

Analyzing Public Issues - Clarification through Discussion: A Case Study of Social Studies Teachers
IntroductionIn 1957, two events helped set the stage for reform within the social studies curriculum. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, Americans feared Soviet technical superiority, causing a collective re-examination of school curriculum. The...
Attributes of Notable Women Leaders
"Yes, I am fond of history. I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at...
Culturally Responsive Books for K-8 Students: A Historical Overview with Teacher Guidelines
Parents' groups, school systems, library associations, and publishers exercise more power than ever before to shape the contours and content of curriculum. Nevertheless, as educators we are responsible for selecting the best books to engage our students....
Go to the Sources: Lucy Maynard Salmon and the Teaching of History
Title: Go to the Sources: Lucy Maynard Salmon and the Teaching of History Author: Chara Haeussler Bohan Date: 2004 Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. New YorkIn this delightful book about a Vassar History Methods Professor, Lucy Maynard Salmon (1853-1927),...
How Can We Connect to U.S. History?
Both of us teach United States history in two different northern California high schools of significantly different SES/demographics, in different districts and communities about 45 miles apart. We collaborate, plan, examine, assess student work, and...
Internally Displaced People and Refugees
IntroductionThis article describes the plight of internally displaced people in Uganda which I visited on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. Unfortunately, the events which result in internally displaced people are common throughout Sub-Sahara Africa and...
It All Adds Up: Women in Math and Science
The wind is blowing outside and cold air seeps through the window. As Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780 - 1872) tries to read, the candle flickers. Although her loving parents are concerned for her health, her desire to learn more about this new topic of...
Making Connections through Literature Ancient Egypt and Queen Hatshepsut
Ancient Egypt and Queen Hatshepsut Sixth Grade StandardsHistory-Social Studies6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.6.2, 7. Understand the...
"Our History Is Our Strength" - Celebrating the Varied Roles and Accomplishments of Women through Historical Fiction and Biography
The greater part of most history books written in the past, and those still produced in today's textbook market, are devoted to men who have made history through their words, actions, leadership positions, and overall contributions. They are the featured...
Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King: A Tribute to Legendary Civil Rights Leaders
Do not go where the path may lead Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail... EmersonThe legacy of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King is a testament to women throughout the world who have made sacrifices while making contributions to the betterment...
Symbolism and Imagery in the Woman's Suffrage Movement
IntroductionThe Woman's Suffrage Movement was a pivotal event within the Women's Movement. Although the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 has been often been considered the beginning of the Woman's Suffrage Movement, women requested the right to vote much...
Top Ten Reasons to Include Social Studies in Your Instructional Day
It is 11:35 p.m. Exhausted from another day on the job, the teacher drifts off to sleep while in the distance the television drones on. David Letterman steps forth into her dream as Letterman begins to announce another one of his "Top Ten" lists. But...
Who Is He and What Is He Doing Now?
Born on a farm near Porterville, in the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley with a scenic view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, he attended Strathmore schools. Working summers and weekends at Guthrie's Cattle Feed Lot while attending CSU Fresno, he...
Women in History
Women in History is the theme for this fall issue of the Social Studies Review. Many of the contributions and achievements of women across time and cultures have been excluded from textbooks and curricula. However, we need to teach and learn about the...
Women in Power: A Student Project on Ancient Civilizations
Background Information for the ProjectReturning to the classroom to teach sixth grade was a blast from the past - literally. My students taught me that they are interested in the social studies curriculum. By listening to their voices, I was able to...
Women of Courage: A Biography and Art Collaborative Activity
The Women of Courage biographies activity is a research-based project for students to learn about historic and contemporary women from countries beyond the United States. The ultimate intent is not to present a gallery of famous women, but to demonstrate...
Women of the Westward Movement: A Lesson about Interdependence
Amelia Stewart Knight, and other women like her, engaged in journeys across the North American continent from approximately 1840 to 1870 in a period known as the Westward Movement. The importance of interdependence as a theme is repeated throughout the...
Women's "Stamp" on American History
Mary Katherine Goddard, a pioneer during the American Revolution, was well educated for the time period and along with her brother and mother, set up a printing press in Providence, Rhode Island and published the town's first newspaper, when she was...