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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Key Concepts

Effective citizenship

Democratic classroom

Readings
Read each of the articles listed below to gain knowledge about key concepts related to teaching for effective citizenship.

After you read the articles, write answers to the following questions. You can use the Reading Questions form (PDF).

  1. How does the NCSS definition of social studies connect classroom learning and real-world situations?
  2. What are the dimensions of effective citizenship?
  3. Describe strategies that can be used to model democracy in the classroom.
Assignment.

Save your written work to submit as an assignment.

Articles
What Is Social Studies? (PDF)
Defines social studies and describes its role within the curriculum.

National Council for the Social Studies. "What Is Social Studies?" Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

Citizenship: The Democratic Imagination in a Global/Local Context (PDF)
Identifies the dimensions of effective citizenship in a global age.

Cogan, John J., David Grossman, and Mel-hui-Liu. "Citizenship: The Democratic Imagination in a Global/Local Context." National Council for the Social Studies.

Young Citizens: Partners in Classroom Management (PDF)
Explains the need for young students to practice democratic processes in the classroom.

Metzger, Devon. "Young Citizens: Partners in Classroom Management." National Council for the Social Studies.

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