Social studies teaching for learners who engage

Barbara T Veltri

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In 1916, the National Education Association (NEA) established social studies as the name of the interdisciplinary content area that housed the social sciences. 1 The term social studies appears in the literature and the names of professional associations and organizations, academic institutions, curriculum centers, projects and international programs. Most social educators across the world accept the National Council for the Social Studies’ defi nition of social studies as “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence” (NCSS, 1994, p. 3). The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) supports: “(1) meaningful, (2) integrative, (3) value-based, (4) challenging, and (5) active teaching (NCSS, 2008). But standards are broadly based!.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedia Rich Instruction
Subtitle of host publicationConnecting Curriculum to All Learners
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319001524
ISBN (Print)9783319001517
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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