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Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12

The Social Studies in Action teaching practices library, professional development guide, and companion Web site bring to life the National Council for the Social Studies standards. Blending content and methodology, the video library documents 24 teachers and their students in K-12 classrooms across the country actively exploring the social studies. Lively, provocative, and educationally sound, these lessons are designed to inspire thoughtful conversations and reflections on teaching practices in the social studies.

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Episode Description
Friday, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:00 AM    "Dealing with Controversial Issues" This program examines how social studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions with their students while dealing with controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender–based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers can explore a variety of strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues such as these in their own classrooms. D

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Friday, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:00 AM "Dealing with Controversial Issues" (LEARN/CREATE)

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:30 AM "Creating Effective Citizens" (LEARN/CREATE)

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:00 PM "Dealing with Controversial Issues" (LEARN/CREATE)

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 - 1:30 PM "Creating Effective Citizens" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 - 4:00 AM "Introduction to the Video Library" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 - 4:30 AM "Historical Change" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 - 4:00 PM "Introduction to the Video Library" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 - 4:30 PM "Historical Change" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 - 4:00 AM "Standards Overview, K-5" (LEARN/CREATE)

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013 - 4:00 PM "Standards Overview, K-5" (LEARN/CREATE)

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