Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 3, Number 2, Summer 2008

Editors Notes


Social Studies Preservice Teachers’ First-Order Documents

Frans H. Doppen
Jennifer E. Tesar
Ohio University

Practicing Teachers as Elementary Social Studies Methods Instructors: Issues in Preparing Preservice Elementary Teachers

Brian K. Lanahan
College of Charleston 

Elizabeth Anne Yeager
University of Florida

Reinventing Master’s Degree Study for Experienced Social Studies Teachers

Meghan McGlinn Manfra
Dominion University  

Cheryl Mason Bolick
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Improving Content Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms: Teachers Voices within Comprehensive School Reform

Mary E. Little
University of Central Florida

The Authors of the Harvard Social Studies Project: A Retrospective Analysis of Donald Oliver, Fred Newmann, and James Shaver

Chara Haeussler Bohan
Joseph R. Feinberg
Georgia State University

Music and Messages from the Past: Tuning into History

Susie Burroughs
Dwight Hare
Mississippi State University

Action Research

Historical Inquiry with Fifth Graders: An Action Research Study

Theresa M. McCormick
Auburn University

Displaying Historical Empathy: What Impact Can a Writing Assignment Have?

Sarah Brooks
University of Virginia


Designing Meaningful Instruction in History for Middle School Students through the Use of Archival Research and Primary Document Analysis as a Teaching Tool

Mark Mraz
Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania

Free Speech in the Balance: What We Know About the Rights of Public School Teachers

Nancy C. Patterson
Bowling Green State University 

Prentice T. Chandler
Athens State University

Examining the Important Civic Values with Elementary Students using Trade Books about the Holocaust: A 5-6 Day Unit

Mary E. Haas
West Virginia University

Notable Books

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Maggie’s Door by Patricia Reilly Giff

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

NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Home by Jeannie Baker

Lynn Kelley
Taylorville Primary School

Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, the University of Alabama,
Janet Smith Strickland, The University of West Georgia,
Managing Editors
Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia,
Jason T. Abbitt, Miami University of Ohio,
Copy Editor
Tammy Cook, University of Alabama,
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 19% at the time this issue was published.