Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009

Editors Notes


The Examination of Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Controversial Public Issues: Explicitly the Teaching of the Holocaust and Comparative Genocide

Robert A. Waterson
West Virginia University

Building Tasks” of Critical History: Structuring Social Studies for Social Justice

Wayne Au
California State University, Fullerton

High School Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes toward English Language Learners

Jason L. O’Brien
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Framing American Indians as the First Americans: Using Critical Multiculturalism to Trouble the Normative American Story

Annalee Good
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Implications of Changes in Readings in a Social Studies Graduate Class for Curriculum and Instruction:
Two Scenarios

Bob Pettapiece
Wayne State University

Reclaiming Generalizations in Social Studies Education

James M. Shiveley & Thomas Misco
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Elementary School Students, Artifacts and Primary Sources:
Learning to Engage in Historical Inquiry

Cheryl Franklin Torrez
The University of New Mexico
Scott M. Waring
University of Central Florida

Action Research

Preferences and Attitudes toward Accommodations of Traditional Assessment in Secondary Social Studies Classrooms

Derry L. Stufft, Dona Bauman, & Michelle Ohlsen
University of Scranton



Lesson Plan: Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd

Michael Lovorn
University of Alabama

Lesson Plan: Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold Mountain by Li Keng Wong

Tamara Korenman & Agnieszka Kozielska
Saint Xavier University

Lesson Plan: Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story by Dandi Daley Mackall

Melinda Odom Staubs
Jacksonville State University

Lesson Plan: The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Ursula Thomas & Janet Strickland
The University of West Georgia


Ms. Lillie M. H. Fincher: A Luminary African American Educator in Pre and Post Integration in the South

Lois McFadyen Christensen
The University of Alabama at Birmingham


Teaching Social Studies to the Media Generation

Leigh Tanner
University of Pittsburgh


Hot Off the Presses: Podcasting for the Economics Classroom

Colleen Call
Tates Creek High School, Lexington, Kentucky
Kathy Swan
University of Kentucky
Mark Hofer
College of William and Mary

Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, the University of Alabama,
Janet Smith Strickland, The University of West Georgia,
Danilo M. Baylen, 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 13% at the time this issue was published.