Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 2011

Editors Notes


No Child Left in Museum?

Chrystal S. Johnson, PH.D.
Purdue University

Chris McGrew
Purdue University

Street Theatre: Critical Pedagogy for Social Studies Education

Al Karim Datoo
Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development
Zainab M.A. Chagani

Aga Khan Higher Secondary School

Promoting Educational Reform through Teaching about Hurricane Katrina

Margaret S. Crocco
University of Iowa
Ching-Fu Lan
Hui Soo Chae
Gary Natriello

Teachers College, Columbia University


Trying to Revalue Elementary Social Studies: Dilemmas and Insights

Marilynne Boyle-Baise
Indiana University
Ming-Chu Hsu
Bloomsburg University
Shaun Johnson
Towson University
Stephanie C. Serriere
Pennsylvania State University
Dorshell Stewart
Ball State University


Students’ Original Political Cartoons as Teaching and Learning Tools Dr. J.H. Bickford III
Eastern Illinois University



The Persona Doll Project: Promoting Diversity Awareness Among Preservice Teachers Through Storytelling

Mary Ellin Logue
V. Susan Bennett-Armistead
SooJoung Kim
University of Maine

Picture Book Biographies: Fostering Active Student Involvement in Women’s History Month

Kay A. Chick
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Penn State Altoona


SOCIAL JUSTICE Mary Sheldon Barnes: An Educator’s Life in Historical Context

Chara Bohan, Ph.D.
James A. Chisholm, Jr., M. Ed., MBA
Georgia State University



Leveraging the Affordances of Educational Blogs to Teaching Low-Achieving Students United States History
Meghan McGlinn Manfra
John K. Lee
North Carolina State University


INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION ~ Monkey Business: Teaching the Scopes Evolution Trial

Eric Groce
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Tina L. Heafner
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Katherine A. O’Conner
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina


NOTABLE TRADE BOOK LESSON PLAN ~ Through Time London: From Roman Capital to Olympic City, Written by: Richard Platt

Ashley G. Lucas
Towson University


Editors and Editorial Board

Executive Editor
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, University of Alabama,
Janet Smith Strickland, University of West Georgia,
Galen L. Ross, Back 2 The Drawing Board,
Managing Editor

Galen L. Ross, Back 2 The Drawing Board,