Scaffolding Classroom Discourse in an Election Year: Keeping a Cool Mood in a Heated Season

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Wayne Journell, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Once the outcomes of a national election are announced, the confetti is on the floor, the balloons have deflated; one group of people is very happy; another group is disenchanted with the outcome and maybe with the whole process. The next day in the elementary school, the principal might mention the results over the intercom to cheers and groans. Just when emotions are highest, the excitement ends -- and students take out their math books. Something seems to be missing from this picture.

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Social Studies and the Young Learner, 25, 6-9.
Language: English
Date: 2012
elementary school instruction, U.S. presidential elections, social studies, civics, American politics

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