Abstract 8-Volume 6, Number 3, Winter 2011

Supersizing Social Studies Through the Use of Web 2.0 Technologies

Lori Holcomb
North Carolina State University
Candy Beal
North Carolina State University
John K. Lee

North Carolina State University


Abstract

This article seeks to demonstrate how social studies has come to be an all-inclusive subject: it has become supersized.  When supported by Web 2.0 technology, social studies enables students to address multifaceted problems that require the deep understanding necessary to arrive at both wise and timely solutions.  We discuss how curriculum integration and emerging technology applications can support the supersizing of social studies.  Two instructional projects and two instructional tools are presented as examples of how social studies can be supersized through the use of Web 2.0 technologies.

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