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Social Education November/December 2016

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Editor's Notebook
Editor's Notebook Michael Simpson
Teaching with Documents
Pleading the Fifth: Lillian Hellman and the HUAC Investigation of Hollywood Christine Blackerby
Playwright Lillian Hellman's featured letter to the House Un-American Activities Committee as it investigated Hollywood during the Cold War can launch an interesting lesson on the protections of the Fifth Amendment. Secondary Level     US History
Lessons on the Law
Equal Justice for Juveniles? In re Gault After a Half Century David Tanenhaus
Studying the Supreme Court decision that established the right of minors to have attorneys in juvenile court is an excellent way to engage students in the study of the Sixth Amendment. Secondary Level    
Sources and Strategies
Inviting Students to Consider the Purpose of Presidential Proclamations Lee Ann Potter

Students can learn a lot about specific U.S. presidents and their presidencies by researching presidential proclamations, such as the one that created Thanksgiving Day or the pardoning of Nixon.

Secondary Level    
Surfing the Net
Lesson Plans Designed for and Inspired by the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards C. Frederick Risinger
These recommended websites offer lessons and resources for incorporating inquiry into the social studies and teaching with the C3 Framework. Secondary Level    

Creating Active and Informed Citizens: Strategies from the C3 Literacy Collaborative Project

Who, What, Where, How and Now? The C3 Framework and the C3 Literacy Collaborative Susan Griffin
The author describes the contribution of the C3 Literacy Collaborative (C3LC) to the strengthening of social studies teaching and learning. Secondary Level    

Initiating C3 Inquiry: Using Texts and Curiosity to Inspire Readers Tina L. Heafner and Dixie D. Massey
By implementing a few key strategies for incorporating informational texts in the classroom, teachers can make content, texts, and inquiry visually and cognitively accessible to all students. Secondary Level    

Bridging Reading and Writing through C3 Inquiry Tina L. Heafner, Aaron Zimmerman, Nicholas Triplett, Wayne Journell

The right combination of primary and secondary sources will create an inquiry bridge between disciplinary reading and analytical writing

Secondary Level     US History

Where in the World … Does All This Stuff Come From? Geographic Inquiry into Global Trade Patterns James Hauf
Drawing students' attention to the goods they use that come from other countries can be the starting point for authentic geographic inquiries into global trade patterns. Secondary Level    

The Closing of the West: A C3 Lesson Alice Reilly
In this unit, students examine the reasons various groups traveled westward during the second half of the nineteenth century. Secondary Level     US History

From Past to Present: Taking Informed Action Tracy Middleton
Students will have a greater understanding of distant historical events when they connect them to current issues. Secondary Level    

Making Social Studies Shine: Strategies for Implementing the C3 Framework in Elementary Classrooms Cathy Marston, Laura K. Handler
Elementary teachers can maximize instructional time by interweaving social studies disciplines while fostering inquiry and promoting literacy development. PreK-Elementary    

Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing and Assessing Informed Action Mary Ellen Daneels

Young people care deeply about the issues that affect their community, and taking informed action enables them to apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have practiced in class.

Secondary Level    

Teachers at the Center: Recent Efforts to Strengthen the Civic Mission of Schools in Illinois Shawn P. Healy
Not only are social studies teachers preparing their students for college, career, and civic life, they are taking the lead in making sure these outcomes are universal for all youth. Secondary Level    

What’s Collaboration Got to Do with It? Setting the Table for Teacher-Led Collaborative Inquiry Rebecca Valbuena and Anthony Roy
Collaborative, teacher-led, professional development incorporates shared authority, fosters democratic education, and encourages civic engagement in the classroom. Secondary Level    

Do This, Not That: Designing Effective Professional Development Tina L. Heafner, Laura K. Handler, Wayne Journell

The authors share important lessons on professional development from the NCSS C3 Literacy Collaborative project.

Secondary Level    

Designing Your Own C3 Inquiry: Lessons from the C3LC Project Catherine Awsumb Nelson
The C3LC project produced a range of classroom resources, but the power of the project lies in the collaborative processes that teacher teams used to build and test them. Secondary Level    

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