|Facilitating historical discussions using asynchronous communication: The role of the teacher
||A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. This study examines the effectiveness of asynchronous communication in facilitating historical discussions among adolescents, with a specific focus on the ways in which teac...
|The Inequities of the Digital Divide: is e-learning a solution?
||This article addresses the continuing digital divide in public education, one that defines
itself largely along geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural lines. The article refutes the idea that the digital divide is dwindling due to increasing access...
|The influence of high-stakes testing on high school teachers’ willingness to incorporate current political events into the curriculum
||This paper describes the findings of a qualitative study of six government teachers from three diverse high schools in the Southwest Chicago suburbs during the 2008 Presidential Election. All of the teachers expressed a desire to cover the election i...
|Maximizing the Potential of Computer-Based Technology in Secondary Social Studies Education
||This paper looks critically at the way technology is currently used in social studies education and makes the argument that technology can better serve teachers and students as a tool of engagement and inquiry rather than as a supplement to existing ...
|Perceptions of e-learning in secondary education: a viable alternative to classroom instruction or a way to bypass engaged learning?
||This manuscript uses interview data collected during a qualitative study in 2007 of a secondary US history e-learning course. The teacher, Mr. Harding, and 11 of the 13 students in the class were interviewed about their general perceptions of e-learn...
|Setting Out the (Un)Welcome Mat: A Portrayal of Immigration in State Standards for American History: a Journal for Readers, Students and Teachers of History
||This article frames history education as a social construction designed to create a national identity through the inclusion, exclusion, and treatment of various societal groups. Using this lens, the author analyzes curriculum standards from nine stat...
|Standardizing Citizenship: The Potential Influence of State Curriculum Standards on the Civic Development of Adolescents
||The rise of state-mandated standards in public education have allowed legislators to answer the question of what constitutes a proper civic education, a debate that has existed in the United States since the turn of the twentieth century. Through the...
|Teaching the 2008 Presidential Election at Three Demographically Diverse Schools: An Exercise in Neoliberal Govemmentality
||This article describes the disparity in political instruction found in six government classes from three demographically diverse high schools during the 2008 Presidential Election. In general, students from working-class households or those in lower-...
|Using YouTube to Teach Presidential Election Propaganda: Twelve Representative VIdeos
||One of the primary goals of social studies education in the United States is to prepare students for civically active, politically informed, and socially engaged democratic citizenship. Too often, however, the curricula fall short of this goal. Textb...
|When oppression and liberation are the only choices: The representation of African-Americans within state social studies standards
||This study seeks to understand the ways nine states represent African Americans within their standards for U.S. History. Previous research on the effects of high-stakes assessment on social studies educators suggests teachers align their instruction ...