Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 1, Number 2, Summer 2006

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Editors Notes


To Test or Not to Test?: The Role of Testing in Elementary Social Studies A Collaborative Study Conducted by NCPSSE and SCPSSE

Tina Heafner
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

George Lipscomb
Furman University

Tracy Rock
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lead By Example: The Impact of Teleobservation on Social Studies Methods Courses

Katherine A. O’Connor
Amy J. Good
H. Carol Greene 

East Carolina University

The Effect of 9/11 on Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives and Dispositions Toward Global Concerns

Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Influences on Social Studies Teachers’ Issue-Selection for Classroom Discussion: Social Positioning and Media

Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani
University of Washington

Aware, Complacent, Discouraged, Empowered: Students’ Diverse Civic Identities

Beth C. Rubin
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Using Family and Community History to Foster Historical Inquiry in the Elementary Grades

Kay A. Chick
Penn State Altoona

How is Today’s Consumer Affected by the Use of Media in Advertising?
A WebQuest

Amy Courtney
Mary Haas 

West Virginia University

Social Studies Methods Class as Crucible for K-8 Curricular Change: Considering the U.S. Constitution

Carolyn O’Mahony
Oakland University


Historical Scene Investigation (HSI): Engaging Students in Case Based Investigations using Web-Based Historical Documents

Kathy Swan
University of Kentucky

Mark Hofer
College of William & Mary

Lauren Gallicchio
Henry County High School

Early Childhood Social Studies Learning for Social Justice

Lois M. Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teaching for Social Mathematics: Exploring the Collaborative Roles of Social Studies and Mathematics Educators

Tony Thompson
The University of Alabama

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,

Ready to Teach
Paulette Patterson Dilworth, Indiana University – Bloomington,

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

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


Board of Reviewers

Keith Barton
Sarah Bair
Chara Bohan
Steven Camicia
June Chapin
Jim Couch
Alden Craddock
Sarah Davis
Ashley de Waal
Paulette Dilworth
Sam Evans
Thomas Fallace
Mohammed Farouk
Harvey Foyle
Cheryl Franklin
Nancy Gallavan
Amy Good
Jill Gradwell
Barbara Hatcher
Tina Heafner
Janie Hubbard
William Irwin
Lynn Kirkland
Andrea Libresco
Mary Little
Timothy Lintner
Anand Marri
Patricia Marshall
Theresa McCormick
Meghan McGlinn
Allison Nazzal
Carolyn O’Mahony
Nancy Patterson
Cynthia Williams Resor
Michelle Reidel
Beth Rubin
Susan Santoli
Ellen Santora
Timothy Skelar
Melinda Staubs
Jeremy Stoddard
Lynda Stone
Kathy Swan
Jennifer Troncale
Omiunota Ukpododu
Luis Urrieta
Kenneth Vogler
Rodney White