Episode 92: Teaching Against Misinformation with Erica Hodgin and Joe Kahne

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Erica Hodgin and Joe Kahne about their Social Education publication, “Misinformation in the Information Age: What Teachers Can Do to Support Students.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Hodgin, E. & Kahne, J. (2018). Misinformation in the Information Age: What teachers can do to support students. Social Education, 82(4), 208-211.
  2. Kahne, J., Hodgin, E., & Eidman-Aadahl, E. (2016). Redesigning civic education for the digital age: Participatory politics and the pursuit of democratic engagement. Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1), 1-35.
  3. The Civic Engagement Research Group website is www.civicsurvey.org, they can be found on Twitter at @Ed4Democracy, and you can sign up for the Ed4Democracy Newsletter too!
  4. The Civic Engagement Research Group created the Educating for Democracy Deep Dive with the Teaching Channel, which is a curated collection of videos, educational resources, blogs, articles and relevant research related to democratic education.
  5. The Digital Civics Toolkit is another resource for educators that Erica developed in partnership with Carrie James and Sangita Shresthova that focuses in on the digital dimensions of civic engagement. It’s also embedded within the Teaching Channel Deep Dive.


Erica Hodgin is the Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG), http://www.civicsurvey.org, at the University of California, Riverside and the Project Director of the Leveraging Equity and Access in Democratic Education (LEADE) Initiative.

Joseph Kahne holds the Dutton Presidential Chair for Education Policy and Politics at the University of California at Riverside. His work can be found at @jkahne, jkahne@ucr.edu, and civcisurvey.org.


Episode 90: Inquiring into Girls’ Access to Education with Heather Hagan & Carolyn Weber

In Episode 90, Michael and Dan talk with Heather Hagan and Carolyn Weber about their recent article published in Middle Level Learning titled, “The Global Challenge of Equal Access for Girls to an Education: An Investigation Using Inquiry” In this article, they discuss how educators can teach students about the rights young women have to an education in different countries around the world using the Inquiry Arc of the C3 Framework.

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Episode 87: Data Visualization and Literacy in Social Studies with Tamara Shreiner

In Episode 87, Dan and Michael chat with Tamara Shreiner about her recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled “Data Literacy for Social Studies: Examining the Role of Data Visualizations in K-12 Textbooks.” Dr. Shreiner describes data visualizations in our society and shares how to teach about and with them.

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Check out Tamara’s work on her Google Scholar page and her University webpage
  2. Shreiner, T.L. (2017). Data literacy for social studies: Examining the role of data visualizations in K-12 textbooks. Theory and Research in Social Education. 46(2), 194-231.
  3. Here are some of Tamara’s recommended resources for data and data visualizations:
    1. Data USA: https://datausa.io/
    2. Gapminder: https://www.gapminder.org/
    3. USA Facts: https://usafacts.org/
    4. Metrocosm: http://metrocosm.com/
    5. Geoawsomeness: http://geoawesomeness.com/
    6. Our World in Data: https://ourworldindata.org/
    7. David Rumsey Historical Maps: https://www.davidrumsey.com/
    8. U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools-History: https://www.census.gov/schools/activities/history.html.html
    9. Pew Research Center: http://www.pewresearch.org/
    10. University of Michigan project on data literacy: http://datalit.sites.uofmhosting.net/
  4. And, of course, here’s a guide to Grand Rapids Craft Breweries


Dr. Tamara Shreiner is interested in the ways that people construct an understanding of the past across different scales of time and space, as well as the ways that people use their historical understanding to make sense of and reason about contemporary political and civic issues.  Much of her current scholarship focuses on teaching and learning in world history, and on how people make sense of and use data visualizations as part of the historical and civic inquiry processes. You can contact Dr. Shreiner at shreinet@gvsu.edu.

Episode 86: Discussing Historical Thinking Skills with Bruce A. Lesh

In Episode 86, Michael chats with Bruce A. Lesh about his book “Why wont you just tell us the answer?”: Teaching historical thinking in grades 7 – 12. Bruce fields questions from participants in a book club study with #sschat. In this interview, Bruce discusses the benefits of historical thinking, teacher prep, assessments and how to make a good historical investigation.

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Episode 79: Black Critical Patriotism in Elementary Social Studies with Chris Busey & Irenea Walker

In episode 79, Dan and Michael chat with Chris Busey & Irenea Walker about black critical patriotism in elementary social studies as outlined in their article published Theory and Research in Social Education titled, “A Dream and a Bus: Black Critical Patriotism in Elementary Social Studies Standards.”

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Episode 74: Civic Online Reasoning with Sarah McGrew

In episode 74, Dan and Michael chat with Sarah McGrew of the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG about civic online reasoning, their new research published in TRSE, and how teachers can use the assessments.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. McGrew, S., Breakstone, J., Ortega, T., Smith, M. & Wineburg, S. (in press). Can students evaluate online sources?: Learning from assessments of civic online reasoning. Theory & Research in Social Education. Advance online publication. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2017.1416320
  2. Check out all the SHEG Civic Online Reasoning competencies and assessments: https://sheg.stanford.edu/civic-online-reasoning (requires login, but all materials are free!)
  3. “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth: Fact-checkers and students approach websites differently” by Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew in EdWeek (11/01/16)
  4. The Challenge That’s Bigger Than Fake News: Civic Reasoning in a Social Media Environment” by Sarah McGrew, Teresa Ortega, Joel Breakstone, & Sam Wineburg in AFT.org
  5. Here’s an article that was written by a teacher collaborator: “Real Teaching in an Era of Fake News” by Will Colglazier in AFT.org.
  6. Wineburg, S. & McGrew, S. (2017, October 9). Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information. Stanford History Education Group Working Paper No. 2017-A1 (56 pages). 



Sarah McGrew co-directs SHEG’s Civic Online Reasoning project. She grew up in Michigan and earned a B.A. in Political Science and Education from Swarthmore College before completing the Stanford Teacher Education Program. After STEP, she taught world history in Washington, D.C., for five years. Sarah is now a doctoral student in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She previously taught in STEP. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, baking, and exploring the West Coast.

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Episode 73: A Social Studies Review of 2017 with Nate Bowling & Wayne Journell

In episode 73, Dan and Michael chat with 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling and TRSE editor Wayne Journell .

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  1. Listen to previous episodes with Nate and Wayne:
    1. Episode 52: Social Studies Research with Wayne Journell
    2. Episode 32: A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Election with Nate Bowling & Chris Hitchcock
    3. Episode 26: School Equity & Resources with Nate Bowling
    4. Episode 8: Teacher Political Disclosure with Wayne Journell
  2. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site at http://www.natebowling.com/; And you can listen to Nate’s podcast, Nerd Farmer access Nate’s Nerd Farmer podcast on his website (http://www.natebowling.com/podcast/) and other podcast providers.
  3. You can find Wayne Journell’s books on Amazon (author page), including his newest one, Teaching Politics in Secondary Education: Engaging With Contentious Issues and also Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: The Challenges of Discussing Social Issues in a Non-Partisan Way. Buy them, read them, and be a better social studies educator!


Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.

Wayne Journell is an education professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work.