Social Studies Review

Social Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring

Are We Being Provided the Professional Development We Deserve?
Read any journal about school reform and you will surely find the demand for high quality professional development as a means for improving teaching and learning. The reauthorization of the Elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA) more commonly...
Creating a Portal to the Internet Educational Universe
Imagine, if you will, a web site offering a support system for social studies teachers, students and parents with connections to pre-screened sites providing enriched, grade level appropriate, in depth investigation of history, while presenting a myriad...
Fresno County Teacher Putting History Content Online through Engaging Professional Development
Fresno County lies in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Many people in California know Fresno County as the raisin-producing capital of the world, but don't know that it produces more agricultural products than any other county in the United States....
History Teachers' Covert Agenda: Developing Student Literacy
TAKING UP THE CHARGEWhile we all know history teachers who puzzle aloud, "How can I teach all of my content standards AND be expected to teach kids to read and write?" increasing numbers in the profession are wondering, "How can I teach history without...
"Lesson Study" and the Teaching of American History: Connecting Professional Development and Classroom Practice
INTRODUCTIONIn the library of an Oakland, California middle school four 8th grade American History teachers are gathered around a table. Also there is a doctoral student in U.S. History, the school librarian, and two staff members from the Oakland Unified...
Local Boy Makes Good
Born in Eureka, California, he moved to the Bay Area when he was three. He grew up in Livermore, went to San Jose State University, taught in the San Jose area and retired in San Jose. However, his writing, his teaching of reading, his publications in...
Meaningful Professional Development in the LBC
Teaching history is a tough job. Rewarding, but tough. Oftentimes students' attitudes are negative towards the subject matter, and the whole of human history is summed up in the young mind as being "boring". Other students may face the challenges of...
Mindfully Adding Multiple Perspectives: A Lesson on the Japanese Internment
As educators who are passionate about teaching history, we realize the importance of including multiple perspectives while teaching history-social science. Both the National Standards for Teaching History K-4 (National Standards, 2000) and the California...
No Rest for the Weary: The Modern Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States
RATIONALETeaching about controversial topics is an effective way to create enthusiasm and interest about important social issues. This article addresses teaching and learning about the modern Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States. In the middle...
Practice Makes Imperfect: From Natural Rights to Mean Genes
There is much discussion and legal posturing at both the state and national levels about first amendment rights of expression, including religious displays on public property. California recently drew national attention with the passage of controversial...
Professional Development beyond the Redwood Curtain
Travel across the Golden Gate and continue north on Highway 101 for another four or five hours and you'll find yourself in the middle of beautiful and isolated Humboldt County, the heart of Redwood Country, where 126,000 residents, including 20,000 K-12...
Searching for Models of High Quality Professional Development
The California Council for the Social Studies states in its mission statement:CCSS promotes and supports quality Social Studies Education through service, advocacy and leadership development. We are collectively committed to strengthening the teaching...
Standards-Based Practices: Challenges and Triumphs for Professional Development
Standards. They appear to be here to stay. The History-Social Science Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade 12 describe what it is California students need to know and be able to do in the field of history-social...
The Search for Identity in American History: Linking Inquiry to Content
What does it mean for a group to construct an identity in a pluralistic American society? How has it been done before in American history? With what consequences? What are the identifiers of identity in a society? How is it shaped internally and externally?...
Writing in the Content Areas: Warm Up, Build Muscle and Win the Championship
If learning to read is a major preoccupation in the elementary school today, then writing is not far behind. However, it is difficult to fit writing "practice" into the busy school day, especially expository writing within content areas such as history-social...

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