Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 2009

Editors Notes


Ideological Dissonance: A Comparison of the Views of Eight Conservative Students with the Recruitment Documents from a Southeastern College of Education

Robert Dahlgren
State University of New York at Fredonia

Stephen Masyada
University of Florida

Tasting the Fluoride: The Potential of Feature Film to Enhance the Instruction of the Women’s Movement

Alan S. Marcus
Meg Monaghan
University of Connecticut

On Borrowed Time: How Four Elementary Preservice Teachers Learned to Teach Social Studies in the NCLB Era

Sara Winstead Fry
Boise State University

U.S. History Interpretations of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

Thomas A. Lucey
Illinois State University 

Jeffrey M. Hawkins
Oklahoma State University

Duane M. Giannangelo
The University of Memphis


Maximizing the Potential of Computer-Based Technology in Secondary Social Studies Education

Wayne Journell
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Avalon Project: Using Literacy Strategies with Primary Sources on the Internet

Scott Scheuerell
Loras College

Reframing the Disclosure Debate: Confronting Issues of Transparency in Teaching Controversial Content

Jennifer H. James
Kent State University

Action Research

Using Cultural Universals and Images to Develop Temporal Distinctions in Kindergarten-Aged Students: An Action Research Study

Elana Tiemann
Peace Corps, Jordan 

Thomas D. Fallace
University of Mary Washington



Lesson Plan: Everybody Works

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal
The University of Alabama

Lynn A. Kelley
Taylorville Primary School, Alabama

Dennis W. Sunal
The University of Alabama

Lesson Plan: Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Janie Hubbard
University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama
Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lesson Plan: The Impossible Patriotism Project

Sarah Hartman
Shiloh Elementary School
Dallas County School System, Selma, Alabama


Perpetuating Transformation Education: Early Childhood Graduate Students Enacting Transnational Tenets

Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Jerry Aldridge
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ratna Megawangi
The Indonesia Heritage Foundation

Marcie Hill
Addison Elementary School
Winston County Schools, Alabama


Using Internet Applications to Enhance Formative Assessment and Soft Scaffolding in the Social Studies Classroom

Gerry Swan
University of Kentucky


Elementary Geography and Ecology: If Earth Were a Cookie

Ronald G. Helms
Wright State University


“Doing” Community Civics: Connecting Pre-Service Teaching and Social Studies Standards to Study Local Problems

John P. Broome
Patrice Preston-Grimes
University of Virginia

Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, the University of Alabama,
Janet Smith Strickland, The University of West Georgia,
Managing Editor
Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia,
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

Notable Trade Books
Judy Butler, University of West Georgia,

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

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

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

Board of Reviewers

Mary Frances Agnello
Marsha Alibrandi
Keith Barton
Sarah Bair
Lee Bisland
Chara Bohan
Diane Brantley
Veronica Cruz Burchard
Susie Burroughs
Joyce Burstein
Ruth Busby
Sandra Byrd
Steven Camicia
Kenneth Carano
June Chapin
Lorraine Clevenger-Schmertzing
Margit Codispoti
Sherri Colby
Dawn Corso
Jim Couch
Alden Craddock
Alden Dahlgren
Jason Endacott
Sam Evans
Thomas Fallace
Mohammed Farouk
Harvey Foyle
Adam Friedman
Nancy Gallavan
Amy Good
SG Grant
Kimberley C. Gray
Erin Groce
Mary Haas
Dwight Hare
James Hartwick
Barbara Hatcher
Todd S. Hawley
Barbara Hayes
Tina Heafner
Gail Hickey
Blythe Hinitz
Janie Hubbard
Lisa Hutton
William (Bill) Irwin
Jill Jensen
Edric Johnson
Wayne Journell
Khodadad Kaviani
Christy Keeler
Andrea Kent
Lynn Kirkland
Eric Langhorst
Karon LeCompte
John Lee
Andrea Libresco
Lin Lin
Mary Little
Timothy Lintner
Michael Lovorn
Ashley Lucas
Thomas A. Lucey
Megan Manfra
Patricia Marshall
Lisa Matherson
Melissa Matusevich
Joan Mazur
Liza McAninch
Theresa McCormick
Meghan McGlinn
Andrew McMurray
Jonathon Miller-Lane
Jim Moore
Allison Nazzal
Gloria Neubert
Kathryn Obenchain
Carolyn O’Mahoney
Azadeh Osanloo
Judy Pace
Jeff Passe
Nancy Patterson
Robert Pettapiece
Linda Pickett
Dave Powell
Andre Rapoport
Todd Reese
Cynthia Williams Resor
Michelle Reidel
Jason Ritter
Beth Rubin
Susan Santoli
Ellen Santora
Jennifer Simpson
Timothy Skelar
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 14% at the time this issue was published.