Social Studies Review

Social Studies Review is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, Fall

Closing the Civic Opportunity Gap: How Schools Can Promote Political Equality
You like to believe that it's [government] for the people, by the people, from the people. Will it ever be like that? (California high school student)A truly democratic society does not just happen. It is made and shaped, and re-made and re-shaped by...
Closing the TPA Achievement Gap: Responding to Multiple Pressures of Multiple Assessments
We would like to hear from other Colleges of Education in California. Some of you have chosen different methods of assessments in response to CaITPA 's. ...let's reach for the top level of the CBAM Model and collaborate with one another. Send an e-mail...
Dualism within Progressive Pedagogies: The Dynamic Nature of Democratic Education
AbstractPsychology, epistemology, ethics, philosophical pragmatism, dualism, criticism, and conscious progressive pedagogy are some of the inspirations that encourage and define the social role of public education and its significance as preparation...
From the Editors
In this issue of the Social Studies Review, guest editor Michelle Herczog and the contributing authors remind us of the disparity in academic achievement among disenfranchised and marginalized students - the poor, the challenged, and the students of...
History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too! Using Prior Learning to Enrich New Content: The Treaty of Versailles as One Model
Ideas shape the course of history.- John Maynard KeynesGood history teachers know their goal is to develop their students' historical skill sets as well as their knowledge base. Good government and economics teachers know this as well. The exciting classroom...
How Do We Provide Equity and Access in Social Studies Education?
This particular journal is an exciting one because it embarks on an extraordinary journey that provides new perspectives for addressing a persistent problem in American schools. Much to the dismay of educators dedicated to helping all students be successful...
Richard Whinnery: CCSS Leadership in Its Earliest Days
"Hello, is this the Richard Whinnery who was Executive Director of CCSS in the late 1960s and early '70s?""Why, yes it is.""May I come and talk to you about CCSS in that time?""Well, I'm 80, and I can't remember much.""May I come and talk to you anyway?""I...
Setting the Stage
When a classroom is functioning at its best, there are dozens of actors on the stage. To create this great scene, the teacher designing the set for learning. The opening curtain is on day one. As students come to their classrooms for the first time this...
Similar Concerns, Different Perspectives of Social Studies and Multicultural Education
In many ways Multicultural Education is a broker for democracy within the context of schooling for ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse students, especially those who are underachieving and marginalized. It is naturally compatible with and complementary...
Strategies for Struggling Readers, Part I
In the early grades, instruction is focused on learning to read ana shifts dramatically to reading to learn in grades four and beyond. If this shift occurs before students have become proficient readers they find school more and more challenging because...
Taking Action: What We Can Do to Address the Civic Achievement Gap
We face a civic achievement gap in the United States that is as troubling as the academic achievement gaps in math and reading to which we have rightly devoted significant attention and resources over the past decade. This civic achievement gap is both...
The Cultural Proficiency Continuum for History-Social Science: A Framework to Address Equity Gaps for a Democratic Society
If we truly believe that equity and opportunity are the cornerstones of American democracy we must ask ourselves, to what extent can we make these ideals a reality? How do we ensure that the voices of all groups are understood, valued and included when...
Using F.S.A. Photographs to Teach Media Literacy
Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. What makes some photographs compelling and provocative and others not? Why do some photographs remain cultural icons like "Migrant Mother" and "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper" both taken during the Great Depression...
Using the Cultural Proficiency Framework to Address Equity Gaps in History-Social Science
An undeniable condition in classrooms, schools, and school districts across this nation is the phenomenon known as the achievement gap. Research study after research study has documented the woeful and glaring gaps in achievement that exist between African-American,...
Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Geography Education and Literacy in California
Many educators and parents have seen the shocking headlines and news stories. "Most young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 demonstrate a limited understanding of the world, and they place insufficient importance on the basic geographic skills that...
Wired Up and Fired Up: Secondary Social Studies and the Teenage Brain
There is much interest in educational neuroscience, also known as "brain research," in terms of its implications for teenage learning and classroom instruction in secondary schools. The results of this newly-emergent area of research are highly interesting...
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