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Social Education October 2017

Special Section: LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education

Editors Notebook Michael Simpson
Teaching the C3 Framework
Stimulating and Sustaining Inquiry with Students’ Questions Andrew P. Minigan, Sarah Westbrook, Dan Rothstein, Luz Santana
A simple yet rigorous technique enables students to develop their ability to ask questions as they plan and drive their own inquiries. Secondary Level     Civics/Government
Lessons on the Law
Previewing the October 2017 Supreme Court Term Catherine Hawke
In the new Supreme Court term, the justices will delve into issues that are fundamental to American democracy: voting, marriage equality, religious freedom and immigration. Secondary Level     Law-Related
Teaching with Documents
Debating the Civil Rights Act of 1875 Andrew Zetts
Two featured documents related to a nineteenth-century U.S. civil rights bill can launch a fascinating classroom lesson on the complex trajectory of civil rights during post-Civil War Reconstruction.     US History
Sources and Strategies
Exploring Different Perspectives on World War I through Two Responses to the Armistice Stephen Wesson
Woodrow Wilson’s handwritten note about the end of World War I along with a personal view from a private in the trenches can provide students with an opportunity to explore two very different perspectives on the war and its final moments.     US History, World History
Surfing the Net
Teaching about the Rise of Hate Groups, Neo-Fascism, the Alt-Right, and the Threat to Freedom and Democracy in the United States C. Frederick Risinger
These recommended sites offer materials, lesson plans, and activities for teaching about our democratic principles.     Civics/Government

LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education

LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education: Understanding, Inclusion, and Advocacy Gloria T. Alter
This special section of Social Education offers an array of suggestions and guidelines for integrating LGBTQ+ content into the social studies curriculum. Secondary Level    

Discovery, Engagement, and Transformation: Learning About Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) in Social Education Gloria T. Alter
Teaching about LGBTQ+ concepts and history helps counter prejudice and creates a classroom environment that is supportive of all students. Secondary Level     US History, Civics/Government

Timeline: Milestones in the American LGBT Civil Rights Movement Jamie Coker-Robertson, Kyle Morgan, Helen Aldana
This detailed timeline can be used to spark an engaging classroom lesson on the movement for LGBT rights. Secondary Level     US History

Battling the Bullying of LGBTQ Students David Campos
Specific classroom and school practices can help educators promote a secure and inclusive learning environment and prevent bullying.    

An LGBTQ+ Inclusive Social Studies: Curricular and Instructional Considerations Bárbara C. Cruz, Robert W. Bailey
Social studies must be at the forefront of advancing an LGBTQ+ inclusive K-12 curriculum.    

LGBTQ Media Images and their Potential Impact on Youth in Schools J. B. Mayo,Jr.
The reimagining of an iconic photograph can serve as a jumping off point into a classroom exploration of how LGBTQ people have been framed in television and cinema.    

Welcoming Rainbow Families in the Classroom: Suggestions and Recommendations for Including LGBTQ Children’s Books in the Curricula Jamie Campbell Naidoo
Literature that reflects the lives of children in LGBTQ families not only validates the children’s experiences but also creates teachable moments for their classmates.    

Legal Issues Related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Public Schools Maria M. Lewis, Allison Fetter-Harrott, Jeffrey C. Sun, Suzanne E. Eckes

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