Keynote Title: Keeping Research Real: Locating the Social Studies in the Everyday Lives of Students and Teachers
Workshop Title: Enacting Social Justice within the Social Studies
Workshop Abstract: In this 90-minute workshop, the presenter will discuss the many opportunities available to enact social justice within the social studies. The presenter will locate research within the field that effectively connects race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and socio-economic status to social justice practices and demonstrate how teachers in U.S. classrooms are making these connections with their students using social studies curriculum. Evidence shows that these curricular practices lead to students’ increased sense of civic mindedness and social activism.