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Social Education September 2014

Vol.: 
78
Number: 
4
Sources and Strategies
Encouraging Student Interest in the Economic Context of the Constitution with Continental Currency
Lee Ann Potter
A close look at the featured currency issued by the Continental Congress can launch a lesson on the economic problems that preceded the drafting of the Constitution. Secondary/High School
Looking at the Law
What Constitution Day Means and Why it Matters
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Constitution Day offers an opportune time for students to explore the evolution of the founding document and examine its provisions for citizens’ rights and rules of government. Secondary/High School US History

Implementing the C3 Framework: Monitoring the Instructional Shifts
Michelle M. Herczog
The strategies outlined by the author for implementing the C3 Framework will help teachers strengthen the study of civics, economics, geography, and history. Secondary/High School

Re-Establishing Social Studies as a Core Subject
An Interview with Susan Griffin
The C3 Framework recognizes that inquiry is at the heart of social studies and that social studies classrooms should develop the ability to apply content knowledge to real-life issues. Secondary/High School

The C3 Framework: One Year Later
An Interview with Kathy Swan
In the first year since its release, many states have integrated the C3 Framework into their standards while others are in the process of incorporating the key tenets — inquiry, disciplinary literacy, student agency, and civic engagement — into state policy documents. Secondary/High School

Turning Students into Voters: What Teachers Can Do
Peter Levine
Teaching about the voting process and discussing current congressional campaign issues can boost student turnout for decades to come. Secondary/High School Civics/Government
Research and Practice
Building the Civic Potential of Immigrant Youth
Kathryn M. Obenchain, Rebecca M. Callahan
Social studies teachers can play a critical role in fostering the civic development of immigrant youth. Secondary/High School Civics/Government

Equal Protection, Immigration, and Education: Plyler v. Doe
Joseph R. Feinberg, Frans H. Doppen, Matthew S. Hollstein
This lesson on the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment will give students a deeper understanding of the issues framing the current immigration debate. Secondary/High School
Point of View
Teaching about Personal Finance: The National Standards for Financial Literacy
Andrew T. Hill, Mary C. Suiter
The financial literacy standards can help educators establish an academic base for the discipline of personal finance. Secondary/High School Economics
Surfing the Net
Teaching about World War I: “The War to End all Innocence”
C. Frederick Risinger
The highlighted websites offer important resources for teaching students about World War I during this hundredth anniversary year. Secondary/High School

Maleficent Reborn: Disney’s Fairytale View of Gender Reaches Puberty
Benjamin Justice
Recent Disney movies spotlighting intelligent female characters who work hard and do not define themselves in terms of men illustrate a major change from the formulaic fairy tales portraying female inferiority and dependency. Secondary/High School Social Sciences

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