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Untold Stories: Using Common Core State Standards To Give Voice To Japanese Americans, Gregory Samuels 2018 University of Montevallo

Untold Stories: Using Common Core State Standards To Give Voice To Japanese Americans, Gregory Samuels

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article explores the idea of facilitating the use of Common Core State Standards, more specifically, the Comprehensive Instructional Sequence Model (CIS), in the social studies classroom for the purposes of providing students exposure to marginalized topics or those topics that are frequently overlooked in the dominant classroom discourse. Included in the article is a brief exploration of how the author reflects upon teaching marginalized topics in the social studies and suggestions for implementing the CIS Model, as well as a user-friendly handout to facilitate this model. The provided lesson includes a snapshot of the experiences and daily events of ...


What Are We Teaching When We Teach About Religion?, Matthew Paul Schunke 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

What Are We Teaching When We Teach About Religion?, Matthew Paul Schunke

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article examines issues and difficulties with teaching and study religion in the university. Topics discussed include the distinction of religious studies and theology, the problem of apologetics in religious studies, and the role of the scholar of religion in relation to the subject matter.


A Time For Change: Transforming A New Generation Of Students Into Historical Thinkers, Lauren Seghi 2018 Highcrest Middle School

A Time For Change: Transforming A New Generation Of Students Into Historical Thinkers, Lauren Seghi

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article describes the advantages of teaching students how to think historically in the classroom. I contend that teaching students how to think historically and "do" history as historians do will help them understand better both the past and the present world around them. It also provides insight into the work of Stanford University clinical psychologist Sam Wineburg and educators and authors Frederick D. Drake, Sarah Drake Brown and Lynn R. Nelson. Especially important is my analysis of Drake's 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-Order document approach. My hope is that this article gives history and social studies teachers a new ...


Teaching African American History Through Museum Theatre, Julie Anne Taylor 2018 University of Michigan-Dearborn

Teaching African American History Through Museum Theatre, Julie Anne Taylor

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article examines museum theatre as a means of teaching African American history and culture. After participating in museum theatre experiences in the galleries of the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, the largest museum of African American history in the country, participants reported having a greater sense of connection to and interest in the past. The study suggests that interactions with professional, costumed actors in theatre sets develop historical empathy and understanding among participants. Historical events seem less abstract, and the impact of those events on people is better understood. This study suggests that collaboration between schools and museums ...


Review Of "We Are A College At War: Women Working For Victory In World War Ii", Anne Valk 2018 Brown University

Review Of "We Are A College At War: Women Working For Victory In World War Ii", Anne Valk

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education", Stephen Hansen 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education", Stephen Hansen

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "The Death And Life Of The Great American School System" And "America’S Public Schools: From The Common School To No Child Left Behind", Michelle Stacy 2018 Mascoutah High School

Review Of "The Death And Life Of The Great American School System" And "America’S Public Schools: From The Common School To No Child Left Behind", Michelle Stacy

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Voices Of Cooperating Teachers And Preservice Teachers: Implications For Elementary Social Studies Education, Mary Beth Henning, Eiu-kyung Shin 2018 Northern Illinois University

Voices Of Cooperating Teachers And Preservice Teachers: Implications For Elementary Social Studies Education, Mary Beth Henning, Eiu-Kyung Shin

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Examining the current beliefs and practices of elementary social studies teachers and preservice teachers suggests that there are similarities and differences between how they perceive their roles as curricular-instructional gatekeepers (Thornton, 1991). Using both survey data and focus groups, cooperating teachers describe their contemporary elementary social studies teaching practices as a blend of stand-alone activities and integrated instruction. Elementary teachers recommend more hands-on activities and literacy development strategies be taught in social studies methods classes. Preservice teachers also reported their preferred teaching practices and rationales in social studies, showing some significant differences from cooperating teachers.


Boosting Chicago: Bird’S-­‐Eye Views As Maps Of Progress, Mark Newman 2018 National-Louis University

Boosting Chicago: Bird’S-­‐Eye Views As Maps Of Progress, Mark Newman

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Boosting Chicago explores the nature of bird's-eye views, the public face of Chicago views depicted between 1857 and 1916, and offers ideas on using these unique documents in the classroom. Bird's-eye views were popular lithographs of urban communities in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Subjective and incomplete documents, they were artifacts of civic pride. Though little studied by scholars or used by teachers, they offer unique windows into the perceptions of residents regarding their community. Boosting Chicago suggests that views of this city consistently pictured it as a bustling, growing metropolis that acted as a hub and ...


Using Historical Court Cases To Explore Prohibition, Kristina Maldre 2018 National Archives at Chicago

Using Historical Court Cases To Explore Prohibition, Kristina Maldre

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The intrigue of prohibition tales and the intricacy of court records present a unique opportunity for classroom use. Integrating historic court records into your social studies curriculum can help strengthen students’ literacy skill set and build historical understanding of social tensions and cultural conflicts of the 1920s.


Rethinking The Social In Social Studies, Jeffrey Manuel 2018 Eastern Illinois University

Rethinking The Social In Social Studies, Jeffrey Manuel

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article reviews new approaches in history, social sciences, and science studies that suggest a rethinking of the social. The article begins by situating the social within a long history of social thinking throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It then examines how these new critical approaches to the social offer useful insights into current intellectual problems in the social studies curriculum.


Review Of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education For All Of Us", Susan Breck 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education For All Of Us", Susan Breck

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi", Rowena McClinton 2018 Eastern Illinois University

Review Of "Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City On The Mississippi", Rowena Mcclinton

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Teaching Students To Challenge The Status Quo: Recognizing Oppression In African Film, Roberta Di Carmine 2018 Western Illinois University

Teaching Students To Challenge The Status Quo: Recognizing Oppression In African Film, Roberta Di Carmine

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to share experiences and strategies about teaching race and oppression with African films and promote the use of non-Western films in the classroom. By referring to bell hooks' and Richard Dyer's works, the paper discusses how teachers have a responsibility to create a learning environment in which students learn to be open minded and to challenge the status quo.

African films offer an opportunity to achieve this goal. Films such as Black Girl demand students’ attention but also require in-depth discussions if we want to raise students’ awareness of films as political ...


Ten Illinois Oral History Projects Waiting To Be Assigned, Lindon Ratliff 2018 Mississippi State University

Ten Illinois Oral History Projects Waiting To Be Assigned, Lindon Ratliff

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The article presents ten oral history projects which could be taught by a high school social studies teacher in Illinois. The author discusses the importance of oral histories as well as teaching strategies which can be used.


Review Of "The Making Of Americans: Democracy And Our Schools", Lauren Seghi 2018 Highcrest Middle School

Review Of "The Making Of Americans: Democracy And Our Schools", Lauren Seghi

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This is a review of education advocate, E.D. Hirsch, Jr's latest book, The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools. It provides an analysis of his thesis and content (ie. sources) with a look at each individual chapter. In addition, I provide both praise and criticism for the work and suggest who might benefit from reading this book.


Review Of "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human", Jennifer Rehg 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human", Jennifer Rehg

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Grooming Tomorrow’S Advocates: Preparing Elementary Social Studies Teachers Today, Rachel Finley-Bowman 2018 Elizabethtown College

Grooming Tomorrow’S Advocates: Preparing Elementary Social Studies Teachers Today, Rachel Finley-Bowman

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The effects of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) upon teaching and learning social studies at the elementary level are already well known. In light of the discipline’s increasing marginalization in the schools, the methods used to prepare elementary educators for teaching social studies and developing professional advocacy must be reexamined. This article, with reference to relevant scholarship, discusses eight key strategies to promote more effective teacher preparation, including a pledge of advocacy, meaningful pedagogy, pre-service professional development, knowledge of curriculum standards, content expertise, curriculum integration, significant field experience before student teaching, and reevaluation of NCLB.


Power, Politics And Pedagogy: Teaching About Law As A Structure Of Inequality, Matthew Petrocelli, Erin Heil, Trish Oberweis 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Power, Politics And Pedagogy: Teaching About Law As A Structure Of Inequality, Matthew Petrocelli, Erin Heil, Trish Oberweis

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The purpose of this article is to explore ways to integrate into the classroom the Marxist perspective of law. The paper discusses ways to apply the tenets of Marxism to areas of contemporary social debate; namely, the economic, racial, and gender inequalities of the American legal system and the institution of university speech codes for the purpose of exploring these issues in the classroom, particularly with regard to legal apparatuses as tools of oppression.


Review Of "Education And The Cold War: The Battle For The American School", Mary Lopez 2018 Schaumburg High School

Review Of "Education And The Cold War: The Battle For The American School", Mary Lopez

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


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