Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007

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Editors Notes


Dewey and Standardization: A Philosophical Look at the Implications for Social Studies

Wayne Journell
University of Illinois

Fostering Preservice Teachers’ Transformative Learning in a Social Studies Methods Course: A Reflection on Transformative Pedagogy

Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Takin’ It to the Streets: A Collaborative Self-Study into Social Studies Field Instruction

Jason K. Ritter
Dave Powell
Todd S. Hawley
University of Georgia

Characteristics of STAR Secondary Social Studies Teachers: Relating Reality to Theory

Gloria A. Neubert
James B. Binko
Towson University

Using Local Oral History in the Elementary Classroom

Ruth S. Busby
University of South AlabamaJanie D. Hubbard
University of Montevallo

Action Research

Place-Based Learning in Teacher Education: A Windshield Survey

Reese H. Todd
Texas Tech University

To Grow What You Know, Expand How You Show: Graduate Students Explore Multigenre

Dorothy Suskind
University of Mary Washington

Online High School World History: Does Interaction Make a Difference?

Laura Cutchin Herring
Gwinnett County Online Campus, Norcross, GeorgiaLorraine Clevenger-Schmertzing
Valdosta State University


The Art of Relating Moral Education to Financial Education: An Equity Imperative

Thomas A. Lucey
Illinois State University

Notable Books

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

Ruth S. Busby
The University of South Alabama

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan— Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World

Lin Lin
State University of New York at Cortland

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson

Melinda Odom Staubs
Jacksonville State University

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan:  Boxes for Katje

Barbara Hatcher
Texas State University

Notable Books Lesson Plan: Be My Neighbor

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal
The University of AlabamaDennis W. Sunal
The University of Alabama

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Recess at 20 Below

Kathleen J. Tate
University of West Georgia


New “Ready-to-Teach” Feature Editor

Patrice Preston-Grimes
University of Virginia

Fact or Fiction: Is Social Studies “History” in North Carolina’s Elementary Schools?

Tina L. Heafner
University of North Carolina-CharlotteAmy J. Good
Katherine A. O’Connor
East Carolina UniversityJeff Passe
Tracy Rock
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Sandra P. Byrd
University of North Carolina-Asheville

Sandra B. Oldendorf
Eric Groce
Appalachian State University

Podcasting: A Beginner’s Guide to Technology’s Latest Trend

Liza Turner McAninch
University of KentuckyKathleen Owings Swan
University of KentuckyMark Hofer
The College of William & Mary

Questions of Disbelief: Can We Transform the Situation? Or Is Rome Burning?

Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, the University of Alabama, cvsunal@bamaed.ua.edu
Janet Smith Strickland, The University of West Georgia, jsmith9904@aol.com
Managing Editor
Jason Abbitt, Miami University, abbittjt@muohio.edu
Copy Editor
Tammy Cook, University of Alabama, cook2209@comcast.net
Editorial Board
Lois McFadyen Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, lmchrist@uab.edu
Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama, ewilson@bama.ua.edu

Contributing Editors

Interdisciplinary Education
Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama, ewilson@bama.ua.edu
Tammy Cook, The University of Alabama, cook004@bama.ua.edu

Social Justice
Lois McFadyen Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, lmchrist@uab.edu

Mark Hofer, College of William and Mary, mjhofe@wm.edu
Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, kswan@uky.edu

Notable Books
Judy Butler, University of West Georgia, jbutler@westga.edu


Board of Reviewers

Marsha Alibrandi
Keith Barton
Sarah Bair
Lee Bisland
Chara Bohan
Veronica Cruz Burchard
Ruth Busby
Steven Camicia
Kenneth Carano
June Chapin
Kay Chick
Dawn Corso
Jim Couch
Alden Craddock
Paulette Dilworth
Jason Endacott
Sam Evans
Thomas Fallace
Mohammed Farouk
Harvey Foyle
Cheryl Franklin
Adam Friedman
Nancy Gallavan
Laurie Gardner
Amy Good
Jill Gradwell
SG Grant
Kimberley C. Gray
Barbara Hatcher
Barbara Haynes
Tina Heafner
Blythe Hinitz
Janie Hubbard
William Irwin
Edric Johnson
Khodadad Kaviani
Lynn Kirkland
John Lee
Karon leCompte
Andrea Libresco
Lin Lintner
Mary Little
Timothy Lintner
Thomas A. Lucey
Ashley Lucas
Anand Marri
Patricia Marshall
Melissa Matusevich
Joan Mazur
Theresa McCormick
Meghan McGlinn
Allison Nazzal
Kathryn Obenchain
Carolyn O’Mahoney
Jeff Passe
Nancy Patterson
Linda Pickett
Andre Rapoport
Cynthia Williams Resor
Michelle Reidel
Beth Rubin
Susan Santoli
Ellen Santora
Timothy Skelar
Melinda Staubs
Jeremy Stoddard
Lynda Stone
Lynne Farrell Stover
Kathy Swan
Kathleen Tate
Jennifer Troncale
Omiunota Ukpokodu
Luis Urrieta
Kenneth Vogler
David White
Rodney White

Additional Notes

Acceptance rate for The Social Studies Research and Practice journal is 21% at the time this issue was published.