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EDU 3104: Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School


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Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

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Reference Books and Guides

Educators guide to free social studies materials. (2004–2005). Randolph, Wis., Educators Progress Service. Provides information about over 1,400 free items such as videos, lesson plans, slides, and print materials. AG600 .E315 (Most recent in New Teacher Resources, previous ed. in Curriculum Materials)

Handbook of research on curriculum. (1992). New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co. Three central issues are covered: how curriculum is studied, how it is shaped and how it works as a shaping force. Chapter 29 covers social studies. Ref. LB 1570.H264 1992.

Handbook of research on social studies teaching and learning. (1991). New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co. Articles written by experts deal with elements of teaching, learning and instructional outcomes. Includes name and subject indexes. Ref. LB 1584.H275 1991.

Learning standards for social studies. (1996). Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York, New York State Education Department. Standard 1: History of the United States and New York. Standard 2: World history. Standard 3: Geography. Standard 4: Economics. Standard 5: Civics, citizenship and government. H62.N48.L327 (Available online, in Curriculum Materials Center, Reserves Window and at Brookhaven Reference)

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These are suggested journals in this subject area to help start your research. Links will take you to all articles available from these journals through the Library’s database subscriptions. Add keywords to your search to find articles on specific topics within each journal. For more searches, use the databases in the Subject Articles section.

Educational Leadership

Journal of Social Studies Research

Social Studies

Social Education

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