Questions that Compel and Support S.G. Grant, Kathy Swan, John LeeSuccessful inquiries using the C3 Framework depend on compelling questions that structure an inquiry and supporting questions that allow the inquiry to unfold coherently.
The 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entering World War I C. Frederick RisingerThe 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
Introduction-Teaching Social Studies with Sports John Sturtz, Jason L. EndacottThis special issue explores the intersection of sports and social studies.
Played in Full: Exploring the Democratic Values of Pick-Up Basketball and Soccer Michael Levicky, Christopher BuseyInvestigating 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 Civics/Government, Economics, Geography, US History
Viva Baseball: Negro League Players, The Winterball Experience in Latin America Mary E. Corey, Mark HarnischfegerAn 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 DagueStudying skateboarders and skate teams can trigger an interesting classroom inquiry about socialization and group identity. 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-HughesIntegrating 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. ScottBabe 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