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The Effect Of Chromebooks On Disciplinary Literacy In The High School Social Studies Classroom, Joseph Yockel May 2017

The Effect Of Chromebooks On Disciplinary Literacy In The High School Social Studies Classroom, Joseph Yockel

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As the world grows ever more dependent on digital technology, so too does education. This qualitative case study examined a suburban school district in the northeastern United States implementation of Chromebooks as a piece of 1:1 technology. Specifically, this study narrowed its focus to concentrate on high school social studies classrooms. This study specifically looked at disciplinary literacy practices, and how the Chromebook affects those practices. The researcher observed, interviewed, and distributed questionnaires to the teacher participants. The data yielded five findings: preparation is key to the successful implementation of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative; the Chromebook can create ...


Teaching To Think & Read Like A Historian, Erin E. Moses May 2016

Teaching To Think & Read Like A Historian, Erin E. Moses

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explores how a disciplinary literacy framework could impact adolescent comprehension in the content area of social studies. I collected qualitative data by recording interviews with five high school social studies teachers, while also analyzing the school’s curriculum and its integration of literacy. Several findings were acquired from the research: 1) a need to return to the basics of reading and writing; 2) break down the sources for student comprehension of complex texts used in social studies classes; 3) students’ struggle with historical writing; and 4) comprehension literacy strategies used in social studies classrooms. Conclusions from this study ...


Integrating Social Studies And Literacy Through Project-Based Learning, Katie L. French Apr 2016

Integrating Social Studies And Literacy Through Project-Based Learning, Katie L. French

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Inspired by a phrase commonly heard in schools, “I’m never going to use this in real life,” this paper focuses on how students make real-world connections through project-based learning (PBL). Specifically, research is focused on how middle school teachers efficiently and effectively integrate social studies and literacy through PBL in addition to any challenges and successes they experienced. By observing and interviewing teachers who have implemented PBL, I found that there was an increased amount of motivation and positive attitudes towards the work, as well as a shifting role between the teacher and the students.


American Vernacular Music In The Social Studies Classroom, Eric C. Yanis Aug 2013

American Vernacular Music In The Social Studies Classroom, Eric C. Yanis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This three-part thesis contains a historiography and critique of the scholarship of American vernacular music. The last portion accompanies a project on integrating American Vernacular music into the NYS social studies curriculum.


Implementing The Common Core Learning Standards In Grade Three: Teaching For College And Career Readiness Through The Social Studies Content Area, Trista Fiorino Aug 2012

Implementing The Common Core Learning Standards In Grade Three: Teaching For College And Career Readiness Through The Social Studies Content Area, Trista Fiorino

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

With the current state of the economy and job market in the United States, it is imperative that students are college and workforce ready when they complete their public school education. Standards- based education provides solid foundation for educators to plan learning experiences that build from the prekindergarten to grade twelve. Standards-based education is widely accepted and utilized as we prepare today's' students' for success when facing tomorrow's challenges.

As politicians, administrators, educators and parents work closely to ensure that the public education is equipped to meet the demands of the twenty first century, new and improved standards ...


The Concept Of Citizenship In The American Education System, Christine E.M. Epping-Plaisted Aug 2011

The Concept Of Citizenship In The American Education System, Christine E.M. Epping-Plaisted

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Citizenship education in the social studies curriculum has traditionally stressed the importance of the freedoms, rights and responsibilities bestowed on the American people as a privilege and an honor. U.S. citizenship has been held in esteem with such enduring American images of Ellis Island, war propaganda and rallying cries from politicians on what it means to be a citizen of the United States. This paper strives to shatter some of those long held ideals and encourage an open dialogue of citizenship rights and denials throughout the history of the United States. Citizenship education needs to examine the differing interpretations ...


The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz Apr 2003

The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the integration of reading in the content area would improve students' vocabulary and content knowledge test scores. The belief of content area literacy is that students learn with text, not from them. An interaction with text provides opportunities for students to enhance their own mental models of the material. This research report reveals the positive effects of teaching reading skills in all curricular areas, and it emphasizes the benefits of immersing students with literature in science, social studies and math, as well as language arts. The researcher compared two fifth grade ...


The Effect Of Reciprocal Teaching On Comprehending Content Area Text, Sandra J. Galbato May 2000

The Effect Of Reciprocal Teaching On Comprehending Content Area Text, Sandra J. Galbato

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the comprehension of content area material through the Reciprocal Teaching and the Basic Teaching Methods. The subjects involved were twenty-four students in a fourth grade urban school setting. There was one heterogeneously group of students who were instructed using the two different teaching strategies.

All students involved received instruction on four chapters of their social studies text. Two of the four chapters were taught using the Basic Teaching Method, while the other two chapters were taught using the Reciprocal Teaching Method. During each method, the class completed workbook pages and participated in ...


Benefits Of The Current Events Component In A Humanities Program, Annette M. Wattie May 1998

Benefits Of The Current Events Component In A Humanities Program, Annette M. Wattie

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Current affairs are an important part of social studies. Text books are of little value to the classroom, because they cannot keep up with the ever changing state of current affairs. The challenge for educators is to find an alternative that facilitates learning and interest. In this master thesis, the author examined a high school to see if studying current affairs daily had increased student’s interest in world events, if students maintained interest after completing two years of studying current events, and if the program improved students’ knowledge of current events.

This study examined students from a suburban high ...


A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Affective Response Techniques On Seventh Grade Students Of Low And High Abilities When Applied To Reading In The Content Areas, James G. Bennett Apr 1991

A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Affective Response Techniques On Seventh Grade Students Of Low And High Abilities When Applied To Reading In The Content Areas, James G. Bennett

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to introduce concepts of the Affective Response Approach to Literature to students in two seventh grade classrooms in order to determine whether the use of affective responses changes students' attitudes about reading and about social studies. Also measured was student achievement in both areas.

The subjects for the study were the 88 seventh graders enrolled in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Junior High School in the 1989-1990 school year. Prior to the study all students were evaluated using a modified Rhody attitude assessment tool in order to measure their attitude toward reading and social studies ...


A Study To Investigate The Effectiveness Of The Structured Overview When Used As A Prereading Activity With Fifth And Sixth Grade Social Studies Students, Sandra B. Flint Aug 1984

A Study To Investigate The Effectiveness Of The Structured Overview When Used As A Prereading Activity With Fifth And Sixth Grade Social Studies Students, Sandra B. Flint

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the structured overview when used as a prereading activity with fifth and sixth grade social studies students. The study investigated the effects of the structured overview on the students' ability to answer questions which required recall of factual information, understanding vocabulary concepts and inferences to be drawn. The secondary purpose of the study was to determine if all students benefit similarly from the use of the structured overview.

Both the treatment and control groups consisted of 42 fifth and sixth grade social studies students. Their teachers had indicated whether ...


The Use Of The Cloze Procedure As A Strategy For Teaching Content And Vocabulary, Diane L. Thompson May 1982

The Use Of The Cloze Procedure As A Strategy For Teaching Content And Vocabulary, Diane L. Thompson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the cloze procedure when used as a teaching strategy in the content area of social studies. A secondary purpose was to determine the effect of the use of the cloze procedure on classroom attending and motivational behaviors. A treatment and control group were used in a pretest-posttest design. The sample consisted of 28 students (two classes) taught by the same instructor and was equated in terms of reading comprehension, reading achievement, and content and vocabulary. One group was randomly assigned to be the control group and used traditional-comprehension methods ...


An Investigation Into The Effectiveness Of A Teacher Directed Versus An Independent Method Of Teaching Students The Use Of Context Clues, Maureen Preston Aug 1980

An Investigation Into The Effectiveness Of A Teacher Directed Versus An Independent Method Of Teaching Students The Use Of Context Clues, Maureen Preston

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a teacher directed approach versus an independent approach of teaching students to use context clues to determine word meaning. A randomized, two treatment, control group posttest design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 30 students (three classes) taught by the same team of instructors and equated in terms of age, reading level and pretreatment use of context clues.

Eighty words were selected from the social studies units to be studied during the eight week treatment period. The 80 words were divided into five word blocks—one ...