Episode 107: Taking Action in Social Studies Inquiries with Carly Muetterties

In this episode, Michael and Dan chat with Carly Muetterties of C3Teachers.org about dimension four of the C3 Inquiry Arc: Taking informed action. We played around with some other titles like, “Beyond the Letters to the Editor” and the Sondheim-inspired, “Finishing the Arc,’ however, we landed here to be more descriptive.

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Episode 84: Inquiry in Elementary Education

In Episode 84, Michael & Dan chat with Emma Thacker, Erin Casey, Katie Knapp, and Carly Muetterties about their work in the Social Studies and the Young Learner January/February issue “Elementary Lessons Using the C3 Framework.” Make sure to check out the show notes to links to their articles and amazing resources that are applicable for those who teach elementary school and beyond!

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Episode 72: Compelling Questions with Rebecca Mueller

In episode 72, Dan and Michael ask lots of compelling questions to Rebecca Mueller about her work on using compelling questions in the classroom.

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  1. Mueller, R. G. W. (2017). Calibrating your “compelling compass”: Teacher-constructed prompts to assist question development. Social Education, 81(6), 343-345.
  2. Mueller, R. G. W. (in press). Examining teachers’ development and implementation of compelling questions. Social Studies Research and Practice, 13(1).

  3. Mueller, R. G. W. (2017). From potential to practice: Compelling questions as an impetus for curricular and instructional change. Journal of Social Studies Research. doi:10.1016/j.jssr.2017.08.003i

  4. Mueller, R. G. W. (2016). Making them fit: Examining teacher support for student questioning. Social Studies Research and Practice, 11(1), 40-55.

  5. And don’t forget to check out the C3 Teachers site and Episode 10: C3 Frameworks for Social Studies with Kathy Swan!

Contact

Rebecca Mueller is Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research focuses on social studies teachers’ use of inquiry and questioning. You can contact her at rmuelle2@uscupstate.edu or @rgw_mueller on Twitter, which might encourage her to actually use her Twitter account.

Episode 10: C3 Framework for Social Studies with Kathy Swan

Dan and Michael interview Kathy Swan about the C3 Framework for Social Studies.

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  1. The “motherload” of resources focused on Inquiry – C3teachers.org. Hopefully, this website will help you use the standards rather than having them simply be “an elf on the shelf.”
    1. This link brings you directly to the Inquiry Development Model – which should help teachers create inquiry units.
  2. National Council for the Social Studies. (2013). The college, career, and civic life (C3) framework for social studies state standards: Guidance for enhancing the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history. Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies. Available online http://www.socialstudies.org/c3

  3. I meant to bring up this book during the podcast as it deals with getting students to ask their own questions. I found that the C3 website also recommends it. So, you should read it! Rothstein, D., & Santana, L. (2011). Make just one change: Teach students to ask their own question Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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Kathy Swan is a professor in the College of Education at University of Kentucky. You can contact Kathy and check out some of her work via her website.