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Social Education September 2017

Vol.: 
81
Number: 
4
September 2017 Social Education Cover
Editor's Notebook
Editors Notebook 
Michael Simpson
Teaching the C3 Framework
Questions that Compel and Support 
S.G. Grant, Kathy Swan, John Lee
Successful inquiries using the C3 Framework depend on compelling questions that structure an inquiry and supporting questions that allow the inquiry to unfold coherently.
Lessons on the Law
Freedom of Information Laws 
Frank D. LoMonte
Learning about freedom of information laws, and how to request and examine public records, can provide students with a deeper understanding of how government works. Secondary/High School Civics/Government
Sources and Strategies
Introducing Students to Thomas Jefferson—the Scientist—Through Correspondence about the 1811 Solar Eclipse 
Lee Ann Potter
Examining the featured letter from Thomas Jefferson about a solar eclipse can spark an engaging classroom lesson on the role of science in the early nineteenth century. Secondary/High School US History

The Past is Present: Teaching 9/11 in a Changing World 
Megan Jones
A 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibit of New Yorker magazine covers offers a framework for teaching about September 11th to a generation of students with no memory of that day. Secondary/High School US History
Surfing the Net
The 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering World War I 
C. Frederick Risinger
The selected websites provide lesson plans and student activities for teaching about this year’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. The Surfing the Net column also appears as a blog at connected.socialstudies.org/blogs Secondary/High School US History, World History

Teaching Social Studies with Sports


Introduction-Teaching Social Studies with Sports 
John Sturtz, Jason L. Endacott
This special issue explores the intersection of sports and social studies.

Generating Student-based Inquiry Using Compelling Questions from the World of Sports 

This article highlights a range of opportunities for involving students in C3 Framework inquiries using sports as a guiding theme. US History, Civics/Government, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology

Using Sports to Teach Civic Values 
Michelle Stacy
The selected primary sources can inspire a lesson on the historical connection between community building, citizenship education, and school athletic programs. Secondary/High School Civics/Government

Played in Full: Exploring the Democratic Values of Pick-Up Basketball and Soccer 
Michael Levicky, Christopher Busey
Investigating and discussing pick-up sports offers students an opportunity to see direct democracy in action. Secondary/High School Civics/Government

It Might Not Be a Matter of Life or Death, But Does Soccer Really Explain the World? 
Emma S. Thacker, David Hicks, Adam M. Friedman
A close examination of global soccer opens the door for students to tackle a host of political, social, and economic issues. Secondary/High School US History, Civics/Government, Economics, Geography

Viva Baseball: Negro League Players, The Winterball Experience in Latin America 
Mary E. Corey, Mark Harnischfeger
An interactive website offers rich teaching materials for a lesson on Negro League ball players and their experiences free of segregation in Latin American winter leagues. US History

What Makes a Skateboarder? Teaching High School Students How to Conduct Sociological Inquiry 
Stephen Day, Christopher Dague
Studying skateboarders and skate teams can trigger an interesting classroom inquiry about socialization and group identity. Secondary/High School Sociology

Ahead of the Curve or Maintaining the Status Quo? Examining the Social Impact of Sports on American Society 
Wayne Journell
An examination of inherent racial and social inequities in professional sports may give students deeper insight into the systemic inequities that plague our society as a whole. Secondary/High School Sociology

Social Media, Social Studies, and Social Justice: Finding the Intersection Between Sports Culture and American Pluralism 
Rory P. Tannebaum, Susan Cridland-Hughes
Integrating sports into the classroom offers an engaging opportunity to explore issues of culture, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation with K-12 students. Civics/Government, Sociology

“She Played to Win”: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 
Karon N. LeCompte, Lakia M. Scott
Babe Didrikson pushed gender limits, fought social stigma, and broke records. Suggested teaching activities will engage students in research and critical thinking about Didrikson and why her vast achievements are largely unknown. Secondary/High School US History, Sociology

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