Episode 97: Social Studies Journals

In episode 97, Dan and Michael picked 9 social studies journal and book series editors to participate in a session to find out what happens when editors stop being polite and start getting real…The Real World. This episode was recorded live before a studio audience at the 2018 College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Meeting.

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Episode 96: Supporting Youth-led Action with Marti Tippens Murphy

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Marti Tippens Murphy about her new article in Social Education titled, “Youth in Front: Supporting Youth-Led Social Action.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Murphy, M. T. (2018). Youth in front: Supporting youth-led social action. Social Education, 82(5), 255-259.
  2. Facing History and Ourselves: https://www.facinghistory.org/
    1. Current events: includes, voting, elections and health of a democracy: https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events
    2. Eyes on the Prize (streaming video): https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/eyes-prize-americas-civil-rights-movement
  3. Learn more about Charlotta Bass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotta_Bass
  4. Learn more about Lynda Lowery and Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: https://www.npr.org/2015/01/17/377197156/new-memoir-recalls-marching-in-selma-at-just-15
  5. Learn more about Danielle Allen and her Youth Participatory Politics Research Network 10 questions for youth changemakers: http://yppactionframe.fas.harvard.edu/files/actionframe/files/v3_final.pdf
  6. See more on the videos Marti mentioned on the Engage Memphis page: https://www.facinghistory.org/about-us/offices/memphis/engage-memphis
  7. Our editor, Zack Seitz was the lead author on an inquiry with Dan and Prentice Chandler on Voter ID laws in the same issue of Social Education: Seitz, R. Z., Krutka, D. G., & Chandler, P. T. (2018). Are voter ID laws democratic?: Teaching deliberation for informed citizens. Social Education, 82(5), 291-298.

Biography

Marti Tippens Murphy has served as the executive director of Facing History and Ourselves’ Memphis office since 2014 but her roots with the organization date back to 1997. Her love for history and passion for storytelling led her to the organization’s Los Angeles office after receiving a master of arts in journalism from California State University Northridge. Prior to that, she received her bachelor of arts in international relations from Rhodes College. Since returning to her hometown of Memphis, she’s led the Facing History Memphis team through multiple initiatives that aim to foster community, empower young people, and generate conversations about today’s equity and justice issues by looking through the lens of history.

Episode 95: Affirming Indigenous Sovereignty with Sarah Shear, Leilani Sabzalian, & Lisa Brown Buchanan

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Sarah Shear, Leilani Sabzalian, and Lisa Brown Buchanan about their new Social Studies and the Young Learner article, “Affirming Indigenous Sovereignty: A Civics Inquiry.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Shear, S. B., Sabzalian, L., & Buchanan, L. B. (2018). Affirming Indigenous Sovereignty: A Civics Inquiry. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 31(1), 12-18.
  2. For more on how state standards address Indigenous Peoples and Nations, see Sarah’s study on the standards: Shear, S. B., Knowles, R. T., Soden, G. J., & Castro, A. J. (2015). Manifesting destiny: Re/presentations of indigenous peoples in K–12 US history standards. Theory & Research in Social Education, 43(1), 68-101.
  3. Dolores Calderón’s work is often ignored by social studies scholarship, but addresses issues like “First Americans” or “First Texans”: Calderón, D. (2014). Uncovering settler grammars in curriculum. Educational Studies, 50(4), 313-338; Calderón, D. (2014). Speaking back to manifest destinies: A land education-based approach to critical curriculum inquiry. Environmental Education Research, 20(1), 24-36.
  4. NCSS Position Statement “Toward Responsibility: Social Studies Education that Respects and Affirms Indigenous Peoples and Nations”: https://www.socialstudies.org/positions/indigenous-peoples-and-nations
  5. Debbie Reese’s website on American Indians in Children’s Literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com
  6. Debbie’s podcast with Visions of Education: https://visionsofed.com/2017/09/13/episode-67-american-indians-in-childrens-literature-with-debbie-reese/
  7. Debbie Reese’s blog post “Are we people of color?”: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/p/we-are-not-people-of-color.html
  8. NPR “A Few Things to Know About Why Treaties Matter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bexvE4lZRGo
  9. Background on Indigenous land tenure issues from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation: https://iltf.org/land-issues/issues/  

Biographies

Sarah B. Shear, Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education, Penn State University-Altoona. Her work examines race/ism and settler colonialism in K-12 social studies curriculum, specifically state-mandated standards and textbooks representations of Indigenous peoples and nations. Sarah’s work also examines settler colonialism in teacher education, film, and qualitative inquiry. You can find out more about her by visiting her website, http://sarahshearphd.com.

Leilani Sabzalian (Alutiiq), is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in Education at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on creating spaces to support Indigenous students and Indigenous self-determination in public schools, and preparing teachers to challenge colonialism in curriculum, policy, and practice. Learn more about Dr. Sabzalian at https://education.uoregon.edu/users/leilani-sabzalian.

Lisa Brown Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Elementary Social Studies at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her research focuses on preparing preservice teachers to teach for topics of race, rights, immigration, family structure, and religion through the use of film, children’s literature, historical sources, and discussion. Learn more about Dr. Buchanan at http://people.uncw.edu/buchananl/.

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.

Biographies

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

Biography

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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