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Developing an Understanding of the Social Studies Through Technology-rich Quest Projects
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, St. Cloud State Univ., United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

One of the difficulties of teaching and learning in K-12 social studies classrooms is the "fuzziness" of the discipline. What do we mean by social studies? The Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Expectations of Excellence (NCSS 1994) provide a detailed framework for describing the curricular foci of the social studies by dividing the social studies into ten thematic organizational units. These themes are further delineated by performance standards for the early grades, middle grades, and high school. This paper is a qualitative document analysis of a technology-rich, interdisciplinary curriculum produced by Classroom Connect, a major producer of technology education products. This analysis focuses on the social studies themes present in one specific Quest project: AsiaQuest.

Citation

Coverdale, G. (2001). Developing an Understanding of the Social Studies Through Technology-rich Quest Projects. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2582-2586). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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