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 98: Teaching Students to Speak with Confidence & Listen with Empathy with Molly Andolina & Hilary Conklin

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Molly Andolina and Hilary Conklin about their new research published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled, Speaking With Confidence and Listening With Empathy: The Impact of Project Soapbox on High School Students.

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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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  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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  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 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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