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Social Education March/April 2018

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Editor's Notebook 
Michael Simpson
Sources and Strategies
Deepening Student Understanding of World War I-Era Attitudes through Big Data Analysis 
Michael Apfeldorf
Exposing students to big data analysis through the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website can be an effective way to study historical trends such as changing U.S. sentiment towards Germany in World War I. High School World History, US History
Lessons on the Law
The Fair Housing Act at 50: Not Sufficiently Powerful to Reverse Residential Racial Segregation 
Richard Rothstein

A historical look at the promise and failure of the Fair Housing Act can challenge students to consider whether residential segregation was created by accident or by government policy.

High School Law-Related, US History
Teaching with Documents
Upholding Student Rights in the 20th Century: An Examination of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District 
Kimberlee Ried

Researching the landmark Tinker v. Des Moines case about free speech in the Vietnam era can launch an engaging classroom debate on the First Amendment and the civil rights of students.

High School Law-Related, US History

Understanding Bitcoin: Money, Asset, or Bubble? 
J.R. Clark, M. Scott Niederjohn, William C. Wood
Studying the phenomenon of Bitcoin offers an excellent jumping off point for an economics lesson on asset value, fundamental value, and speculative bubbles. High School Economics

Trade and Tradeoffs: Lowering Barriers to Talking about International Trade 
Tawni Ferrarini James Gwartney
A close look at the topic of foreign trade—its pros and cons—can give students a deeper understanding of why economists and politicians often disagree on the matter High School Economics

Federal Reserve Policy: Managing Both Sides of the Dual Mandate 
Kevin Kliesen Scott Wolla
The role of the Federal Reserve and how it influences our economy can stimulate an interesting classroom discussion on the importance of price stability, employment levels, and interest rates. High School Economics

Disruptive Technologies and the Social Studies Classroom

Media Literacy and Fake News in the Social Studies 
Meghan McGlinn Manfra Casey Holmes
To best prepare social studies students for democratic citizenship and civic participation, we need to equip them with strategies for critically consuming online media. High School Civics-Government

Excursion into Empathy: Exploring Prejudice with Virtual Reality 
Ilene R. Berson, Michael J. Berson, Amy M. Carnes Claudia R. Wiedeman
Immersive virtual reality experiences offer an innovative approach to oral history and can foster students’ emotional connection with distant historical events. PreK-Elementary World History

Makerspaces and 3D Printing: New Directions for History Learning 
Torrey Trust Robert W. Maloy
The process of researching, designing, and presenting 3D models related to people, places, or events can dramatically expand students’ experience of social studies topics.

Cloud-Based GIS to Support Geographic Inquiry 
Injeong Jo

Engaging in geographic inquiry with Internet-based GIS applications advances students’ spatial thinking, critical thinking, and inquiry-based learning.

Teaching the C3 Framework
Using Project-Based Learning to Drive Inquiry and Student Questioning 
Andrew Miller
A true project-based learning experience provides students with a voice and choice in what they want to learn. US History, Geography

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