Episode 147: Flint Water Crisis with Annie Whitlock

In episode 147, Dan and Michael chat with Annie Whitlock about the Flint water crisis, social studies, and education.

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 Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Demolition Means Progress by Andrew Highsmith
  2. Recent VICE article about the cover-up of the water crisis
  3. 60 Minutes story with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
  4. East Village magazine– local volunteer journalists covering the water crisis, Flint education, and other news around the city
  5. Flint’s Deadly Water (September 10, 2019) by Frontline 
  6. We mentioned some old episodes:
    1. Check out Annie’s other episode: Episode 94: Keywords in the Social Studies with Dan Krutka, Annie Whitlock, & Mark Helmsing
    2. Learn more about Michigan education: Episode 42: Betsy DeVos & School Choice with Allie Gross
    3. This is the episode where we get on our soapboxes about soapboxes: Episode 74: Civic Online Reasoning with Sarah McGrew
  7. Annie’s Twitter: @AnnieWhitlock
  8. Annie’s Flint-focused Instagram: @flintstagram18

Biography

Annie McMahon Whitlock, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at University of Michigan-Flint. In addition to teaching courses in elementary social studies methods and integrated curriculum, she is the coordinator of the Elementary Education Program and Secondary Social Studies programs. Her research is centered on teaching elementary social studies through civic engagement, place-based inquiry, and curriculum integration. Her scholarship has been published in Social Studies and the Young Learner, Journal of Social Studies Research, and The Social Studies, among others. Annie currently serves on the National Council for the Social Studies and Michigan Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors.

Editor

We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.  

Episode 91: Truth, Justice and Reasoning with Democratic Values with Anna-Lise Halvorsen, David E. Harris, and Paul F. Dain

In this episode Dan and Michael chat with Anna-Lise Halvorsen, David E. Harris, and Paul F. Dain about their new book Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History, (Volume 1 & Volume 2) which helps teachers to promote critical thinking and social responsibility in their United States History and Civics classes. Plus, we discuss a potential Superman reboot.

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Episode 89: Students’ Rights in Schools with Kimberlee Ried

In episode 89 Michael and Dan talk with Kimberlee Ried about students’ rights in schools, and her article published in the March/April issue of Social Education titled “Upholding Student Rights in the 20th Century: An Examination of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.” In the article and episode, she discusses how the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case can be taught to illustrate students’ rights in schools.

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Episode 88: Civic Ideology & Instruction with Ryan T. Knowles

In this episode, Michael & Dan talk with Ryan T. Knowles about his recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled “Teaching Who You Are: Connecting Civic Education Ideology to Instructional Strategy.” In the article, Ryan quantitatively studies teachers civic education ideology (CivID) and their instructional strategies. He then discusses the impact of teacher dispositions, how that impacts their decision making, and what it means for the students.

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Episode 85: Lessons from Critical U.S. History Teachers with Hillary Parkhouse

In Episode 85, Michael & Dan chat with Dr. Hillary Parkhouse about her recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled,  “Pedagogies of Naming, Questioning, and Demystification: A Study of Two Critical U.S. History Classrooms.” In it, she discusses how two teachers are uses critical lenses to teach US history.

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Episode 77: Approaches to Teaching Race in the Social Studies Classroom with Christopher C. Martell & Kaylene M. Stevens

In episode 77, Michael & Dan chat with Christopher C. Martell & Kaylene M. Stevens about their recently published Theory and Research in Social Education article “Equity- and Tolerance-Oriented Teachers: Approaches to Teaching Race in the Social Studies Classroom”. In their work, they share best practices of teachers and discuss the differences between the equity and tolerance approach to teaching race.

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