Meetings & Other Events
Meetings & Other Events
Video of Joel Westheimer's Speech at the 2019 Social Studies Research SIG Business Meeting

Joel Westheimer's speech at the 2019 Social Studies Research SIG Buiness Meeting titled, "Teaching Democratic Citizenship in an Era of Misinformation."

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SIG 89 and 2021 Annual Meeting

Critical and Historic Thinking in Social Studies Teacher Education and Development

Thu, April 8, 1:00 to 2:00pm EDT (1:00 to 2:00pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Roundtable Sessions

Session Type: Roundtable Session

Chair: Jason Michael Miller, Texas A&M University - Central Texas


A Longitudinal Study of Beginning Social Studies Teachers and Critical Historical Inquiry - Christopher C. Martell, University of Massachusetts - Boston; Rob Martinelle, Boston University; Jennifer Chalmers-Curren, Boston University

A New Teacher's Journey: Maintaining an Intersectional Justice Praxis Despite Systemic Barriers - Molly Siebert, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The Role of Discussion in Generating Jurisprudential Reasoning in Social Studies - Jada Kohlmeier, Auburn University

Action Research and the Shift to Inquiry in the Social Studies - Meghan McGlinn Manfra, North Carolina State University; John K. Lee, North Carolina State University; Nada Wafa, North Carolina State University


Critical Conversations About Identity and Equity in History Education

Thu, April 8, 4:00 to 5:00pm EDT (4:00 to 5:00pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Roundtable Sessions

Session Type: Roundtable Session

Chair: Matt Campbell, University of Houston - Downtown


A Content Analysis of Depictions of Elizabeth Jennings in Historical Biographies - Katherine Perrotta, Mercer University

Historical Consciousness of Families Within the Context of Migration - Rebecca Ford

The Discursive Construction of Teacher Learning to Teach Difficult Histories in a Professional Learning Community - Yonghee Suh, Old Dominion University; Brian J. Daugherity, Virginia Commonwealth University; Joseph Smith, Nelson County Public Schools

Un/contemplations of Brutality: Exploring the Compatibilities of Culture, Existentialism, and Violence - Bretton A. Varga, California State University - Chico; Cathryn van Kessel, University of Alberta

"Wade in the Water": An Oral History of Black and Blue on Virginia Key Beach - Clarence V. Walker, Barry University; Valerie G. M. Scott, Barry University; Ruth Ban, Barry University


Culture, Economics, Literacy, and Out-of-Classroom Experiences in Social Studies Education

Fri, April 9, 9:30 to 10:30am EDT (9:30 to 10:30am EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Roundtable Sessions

Session Type: Roundtable Session


Exploring the Purpose of Memorial Site Pedagogy - Irene Ann Resenly, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ideology and Teacher Decision Making in Social Studies - Peter Nelson, Michigan State University

The Relationship Between General Literacy Skills and Social Studies Content Knowledge - Julia Hujar, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Tina Lane Heafner, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Kristen D. Beach, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Antoinette ML Rochester, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Thinking Like Which Economists? Powerful and Authentic Social Studies Through New Perspectives in Economics Education - Neil Shanks, Baylor University


Discussions of Equity: Critical Race Theory, Culturally Responsive Schooling, and Identity Issues in Social Studies Education

Fri, April 9, 4:10 to 5:40pm EDT (4:10 to 5:40pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Paper Session

Chair: Matt Campbell, University of Houston - Downtown


Explicating Anti-Asian Violence Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Social Studies - Sohyun An, Kennesaw State University

"How Do You Deal With That?" Whiteness in a Jewish Middle School Social Studies Classroom - Jennifer Chalmers-Curren, Boston University

Interrupting Microaggressions, Bias, and Injustice in Pre-K–12 Classrooms: A Study of Preservice Teachers' Field Experiences - Ashley Taylor Jaffee, James Madison University; Emma Sowards Thacker, James Madison University; Aaron Thomas Bodle, James Madison University; Kara M. Kavanagh, James Madison University; Mira Cole Williams, James Madison University

Negotiations of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Social Studies Classroom - Kelly R. Allen, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Preparing Preservice Teachers for Culturally Responsive Social Studies Pedagogy: A Reflection on an Intervention Course - Omiunota N. Ukpokodu, UMKC

"We Have Some Work to Do": Using PhotoVoice to Explore K–8 Preservice Teacher Identity - Christine Rogers Stanton, Montana State University; Hailey Suzanne Hancock, Montana State University


Social Studies Issues in Elementary and Early Childhood

Sat, April 10, 9:30 to 10:30am EDT (9:30 to 10:30am EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Roundtable Sessions

Session Type: Roundtable Session

Chair: Stacy L. DeZutter, Millsaps College


Examining Agency in Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People - Xiaoying Zhao, Illinois State University

Mind the Gap: Exploring Social Studies' Curricular Responsibility for Critical Thinking in Social Contexts - O. Matthew Odebiyi, St Cloud State University; Ashley Tickle Odebiyi, The University of Alabama

Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition: Historic Social Studies Games for Young Learners - Mindy Spearman, Clemson University

What Do Children Actually Learn About Diverse Families? Understanding How Family Composition Is Taught - Melanie Marie McCormick, Michigan State University


Epistemic Responsibility and Sense-Making With Multiple Epistemologies in Social Studies Education

Sat, April 10, 4:10 to 5:40pm EDT (4:10 to 5:40pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Symposium

Chair: Christopher L. Busey, University of Florida


Teaching Across Epistemologies: Navigating Epistemic Responsibilities With Indigenous/Tribal Curriculum - Jenni Conrad, Temple University

Conceptions of Knowledge Across Contexts: Making New Sense of Teachers' Epistemic Beliefs - O. Matthew Odebiyi, St Cloud State University; Youn-Jeng Choi, Ewha Womans University

Vestigial Eugenics in World History Curriculum: How Racial Science Structures Narratives of Development and Modernity - Tadashi Dozono, California State University - Channel Islands

Egyptian Students' Epistemological Approaches to the Country's Dominant Narrative: Implications for Curricula and Teachers - Ehaab Dyaa Abdou, Wilfrid Laurier University

Discussant: George J. Dei, OISE/University of Toronto


Exploration of Civic and Politics Education

Sun, April 11, 10:40am to 12:10pm EDT (10:40am to 12:10pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Paper Session

Chair: Jesus Tirado, Auburn University


Embracing the Social Inquiry of Democratic Pedagogy: Digital Video Production as Embodied Democratic Practice - Melissa Leigh Gibson, Marquette University; Candance Doerr-Stevens, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Hannah Arendt, Forgiveness, Civic Education, and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework - Neil Dhingra, University of Maryland; Pamela Catherine Callahan, University of Maryland - College Park

Learning Together: A Multicase Study on Reciprocal Learning in Action Civics Programs - Kenley Bailey Ritter, Baylor University; Karon Nicol LeCompte, Baylor University; Kevin Russel Magill, Baylor University; Tori Davis, Baylor University; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University; Nate Scholten, Baylor University

Teaching in the Tip: Framing Controversy in Troubled Times - Rebecca Cooper Geller, University of Wyoming

The Importance of Developing Culture: Toward Civic Solidarity and Community Engagement - Nate Scholten, Baylor University; Kevin Russel Magill, Baylor University; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University; Tori Davis, Baylor University; Karon Nicol LeCompte, Baylor University

Youth Participatory Action Research as a Critical Framework for Reimagining Civics Education - Ryan Oto, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Politics, Partisanship, and Media in the Trump Era: Impacts on Teachers, Teaching, and Youth Engagement

Sun, April 11, 4:10 to 5:40pm EDT (4:10 to 5:40pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies

Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Symposium

Chair: Kevin W. Meuwissen, University of Rochester


It Depends on the Situation: Census Data, Google Analytics, and Teaching During the 2018 Midterms - Jeremy D. Stoddard, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Paul G. Fitchett, University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Karl Vachuska

Political Alignment Between Teachers and Communities: A Comparative Case Study of Teaching Controversial Issue - Rebecca Cooper Geller, University of Wyoming

Social Studies Teachers' Willingness to Address Controversial Current Events - Christopher H Clark, University of North Dakota; Mardi Schmeichel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; H. James Garrett, University of Georgia

"People Can Get Really Harsh": Supporting Youth Engage With Contemporary Issues Through Social Media - Ellen Middaugh, San Jose State University; Mark K. Felton, San José State University; Henry Fan

Discussant: Diana E. Hess, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Social Studies Research SIG Business Meeting

Sun, April 11, 6:15 to 8:15pm EDT (6:15 to 8:15pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Business Meeting

Session Type: Business Meeting


The Moral Implications of Critically Ambitious Social Studies Instruction

Mon, April 12, 11:10am to 12:40pm EDT (11:10am to 12:40pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Symposium

Chairs: Meghan A Kessler, University of Illinois SpringfieldAlexis Jones, Eastern Illinois University


Cultivating a Critical Curriculum Through Children's Literature: Examining Young Children's Conversations About Race and Equity - Anam Rashid, University of Toronto; Cassie J. Brownell, University of Toronto

Gendering Social Studies: Teachers' Intended and Enacted Curriculum and Student Diffraction - Andrea Watson-Canning, University of South Florida - Tampa

Communities of Shared Fate - Martha RItter, Cabrini College

Teaching the Climate Crisis: Existential Considerations - Cathryn van Kessel, University of Alberta


Understanding Perspectives and Experiences of Preservice and New Social Studies Teachers

Mon, April 12, 2:50 to 4:20pm EDT (2:50 to 4:20pm EDT), SIG Sessions, SIG-Social Studies Research Paper and Symposium Sessions

Session Type: Paper Session

Chair: Mark Helmsing, George Mason University


Becoming a Social Studies Teacher: An Integrative Systems Perspective on Identity Content, Structure, and Processes - Ishwar Bridgelal, Temple University; Timothy Patterson, Temple University; Avi Kaplan, Temple University

Exploring Civic Education Beliefs of Preservice Teachers Using Q Methodology - Sara Gailey, Utah State University; Ryan Thomas Knowles, Utah State University

Preparing Preservice Teachers to Design Inquiry-Oriented Social Studies Instruction - Alexa Miller Quinn, University of Virginia

Primary Artifacts of Democracy - Dean Patrick Vesperman, University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Teacher Candidate Perceptions and Extended Student Sense-Making in Historical Discussions: Tensions and Possibilities - Jenni Conrad, Temple University; Abby Reisman, University of Pennsylvania; Lightning Jay, University of Pennsylvania; Timothy Patterson, Temple University; Joseph Eisman, Temple University; Avi Kaplan, Temple University; Wendy Chan, The University of Pennsylvania

Wide-Open Spaces: The Influence of Experiences on the Development of Social Studies Teacher Educators - Abigail Leanne Stebbins, Kent State University; Todd S. Hawley, Kent State University

Discussant: Mark Helmsing, George Mason University


Other Meetings of Interest
98th NCSS Annual Conference

November 30 - December 2, 2018
CUFA Conference, November 28-29, 2018
Chicago, Illinois