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Banning Critical Teaching in Arizona: A Letter From Curtis Acosta

Banning Critical Teaching in Arizona: A Letter From Curtis Acosta | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve seen the wonderful film, Precious Knowledge, about the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson. One of the teachers featured is Curtis Acosta, along with his remarkable students...
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10 Social Studies Teacher Interview Questions and Answers ...

10 Social Studies Teacher Interview Questions and Answers ... | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Practice the 10 most frequently asked social studies teacher questions and answers before your next interview! Know what to say to get that history job!
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Study: 35 States Get 'F' on Civil Rights Education - BCNN1

Study: 35 States Get 'F' on Civil Rights Education - BCNN1 | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
"Most states do not think civil rights history education is important" Maureen Costello, SPLC's Teaching Tolerance director told theGrio. "I want people to take away from the report the idea that teaching history in general is ...
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How many slaves work for you ?

How many slaves work for you ? | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
A new website and mobile app would make a good starting point for discussion
Thanks to GOOD MAGAZINE for another tip-off...
Check out the home page first, with its slinky animation, then take the survey...
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Geosense – Free Geography Game for Children (and Adults) | www ...

Geosense – Free Geography Game for Children (and Adults) | www ... | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
default Geosense Free Geography Game for Children (and Adults). Geosense is an online geography game. Geosense is not a program made by SchoolFreeware. Geosense can be found at www.geosense.net Players can ...
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U.S. Intellectual History: The role of bias in historical writing

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Teaching Around the Knee-Jerk "Bias" Response at USIH http://t.co/ikOTRilD #Pedagogy #Historiography...
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Teaching with Historic Places -- Hispanic History Lesson Plans

Teaching with Historic Places -- Hispanic History Lesson Plans http://t.co/fWkymqJC...
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Sept. 22, 1862 | Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Announced

Sept. 22, 1862 | Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Announced | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that some slaves would receive their freedom on Jan. 1, 1963.
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Economics Debunked: Chapter Two for Sixth Graders « naked ...

Economics Debunked: Chapter Two for Sixth Graders « naked ... | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
While Andrew, a recent PhD in economics, has assigned himself some truly unpleasant tasks, like reading every bank lobbying document he could get his hands on to see what their defenses of their privileged role amounted ...
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Attitudes on Aptitude: Analyzing the Drop in SAT Reading Scores

Attitudes on Aptitude: Analyzing the Drop in SAT Reading Scores | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Why have SAT reading scores hit an all-time low? In this lesson, students investigate this question, and through it the test itself, by researching and presenting possible contributing factors.
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tweentribune.com | News for tweens, kids and students

tweentribune.com | News for tweens, kids and students | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
TweenTribune lets students interact with the news. Each weekday, age-appropriate news stories that will interest tweens (generally defined as kids aged 8 to 14) are posted, and kids comment.
Via Laura Spencer
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Preparing for African American History Month: Ways of Honoring Heroes « Teaching with the Library of Congress

Preparing for African American History Month: Ways of Honoring Heroes « Teaching with the Library of Congress | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
RT @heidiztwitchell: Preparing for African American History Month: Ways of Honoring Heroes « Teaching with the Library of Congress - http://t.co/XHB5Gp1C...
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I Am a History Teacher, and I Lie to My Students by Dr. Brian Phillips ...

On Sept. 30, 2011, I woke up and began my daily routine, preparing for another day of teaching history to high school students. In the course of an average school year, I literally teach the history of the world — ancient history, ...
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Geography and History Games & Activities

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Hi!  It's Thursday, September 29, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
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Niagara University professor teaching students by 'tweeting' history - Niagara Gazette

Niagara University professor teaching students by 'tweeting' history - Niagara Gazette | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Niagara University professor teaching students by 'tweeting' historyNiagara GazetteSome history students at Niagara University are realizing the educational benefit of the social media website with the help of a program professor Mustafa Gökçek...
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Teachable Moments for September 23, 2011: Autumn Begins, Sigmund Freud Dies & Teaching Hispanic Heritage & Spanish Language - DK DailyTeach - TeacherVision.com

Teachable Moments for September 23, 2011: Autumn Begins, Sigmund Freud Dies & Teaching Hispanic Heritage & Spanish Language - DK DailyTeach - TeacherVision.com | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
DK DailyTeach for September 23, 2011: Teach your students any subject with daily facts and activities, including This Day in History, Today's Birthday, Teaching Tips and our Events Calendar for educators.
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DraneSpout: Awesomest Civics Lesson du Jour CXLIII

DraneSpout: Awesomest Civics Lesson du Jour CXLIII | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren on the Social Contract.
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Report calls for increased focus on civics in schools - Related Stories - ASCD SmartBrief

Schools need to do more to teach students about American democracy and civics, according to a new report co-authored by several groups, including the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools for which former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day...
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Ecuador, some deaths ... - Latin America Current Events & News

Last Friday there was a party in the Indian community Pulcallpa, where the imposing concrete housing overshadowed the few remaining adobe. Its inhabit.
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The HistoryMakers: Enter the Classroom! - ThyBlackMan

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ThyBlackManThe HistoryMakers: Enter the Classroom!
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National Geographic : Geography Awareness resource

National Geographic : Geography Awareness resource | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I was involved in an exciting project with National Geographic Education in the USA as part of the Geography Collective.
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Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner

Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner | Social Studies for Educators | Scoop.it
Personal art project by visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov (DESIGN ALERT: Like most humor, the root of this is truth: Mapping Stereotypes-the geography of prejudice.)...
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