Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008

Editors Notes


Identifying the Markers of History: Teachers and Researchers Describe the Assessment of Historical Knowledge and Understanding

S. G. Grant
University at Buffalo 

Jill M. Gradwell
Buffalo State College

Inequalities in History-Social Science Teaching under High-Stakes Accountability: Interviews with Fifth-Grade Teachers in California

Judith L. Pace
University of San Francisco

The Role of Ethnicity in Social Studies Education: Identity and Conflict in a Global Age

James R. Moore
Cleveland State University

Action Research

Developing Historical Empathy through Debate: An Action Research Study

Jill Jensen
University of Mary Washington


The Great Migration: Using a Problem-Based Learning Approach and the Internet

Scott Scheuerell
Loras College

Integrating Women’s History in Social Studies: Lessons Learned from a College/School Partnership

Sarah D. Bair
Dickinson College

The Teaching of History-Social Science: Left Behind or Behind Closed Doors?

Lisa A. Hutton
California State University, Dominguez Hills 

Joyce H. Burstein
California State University, Northridge

Teaching About World War II Using Student-Produced Newspapers

Andrew J. McMurray
Oakland City University

Notable Books

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Hannah is My Name by Belle Yang

Margit Codispoti
M. Gail Hickey
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Small Steps by Louis Sachar

Diane Brantley
California State University, San Bernardino

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg

Melinda Odom Staubs
Jacksonville State University


Social Studies and Literacy Integration: Making the Most of Our Teaching

Andrea M. Kent
Jennifer L. Simpson
University of South Alabama

Building a Sense of History: Folk Art for Early Childhood Learners

Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Ellen Stubblefield
Glenda Watson
Gwin Elementary School, Hoover, AL

From PowerPoint to Podcasts: Integrating Technology into the Social Studies

Christy G. Keeler
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Eric Langhorst
South Valley Junior High School, Liberty, MO

Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, the University of Alabama,
Janet Smith Strickland, The University of West Georgia,
Managing Editor
Jason Abbitt, Miami University,
Editorial Board
Lois McFadyen Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama,

Contributing Editors

Interdisciplinary Education
Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama,
Tammy Cook, The University of Alabama,

Social Justice
Lois McFadyen Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham,

Mark Hofer, College of William and Mary,
Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky,

NCSS Notable Trade Book Feature
Judy Butler, University of West Georgia,

Board of Reviewers

Marsha Alibrandi
Keith Barton
Sarah Bair
Joyce Berstein
Lee Bisland
Chara Bohan
Veronica Cruz Burchard
Ruth Busby
Sandra Byrd
Steven Camicia
Kenneth Carano
June Chapin
Kay Chick
Lorraine Clevenger-Schmertzing
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
Erin Groce
Barbara Hatcher
Todd Hawley
Barbara Haynes
Tina Heafner
Laura Herring
Gail Hickey
Blythe Hinitz
Janie Hubbard
Lisa Hutton
William (Bill) Irwin
Jill Jensen
Edric Johnson
Wayne Journell
Khodadad Kaviani
Lynn Kirkland
Karon LeCompte
John Lee
Andrea Libresco
Lin Lin
Lin Lintner
Mary Little
Timothy Lintner
Thomas A. Lucey
Ashley Lucas
Anand Marri
Patricia Marshall
Melissa Matusevich
Joan Mazur
Liza McAninch
Theresa McCormick
Meghan McGlinn
Andrew McMurray
Allison Nazzal
Gloria Neubert
Kathryn Obenchain
Katherine O’Connor
Carolyn O’Mahoney
Azadeh Osanloo
Judy Pace
Jeff Passe
Nancy Patterson
Linda Pickett
Dave Powell
Andre Rapoport
Todd Reese
Cynthia Williams Resor
Michelle Reidel
Jason Ritter
Beth Rubin
Susan Santoli
Ellen Santora
Timothy Skelar
Melinda Staubs
Jeremy Stoddard
Lynda Stone
Lynne Farrell Stover
Dorothy Suskind
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.