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    • A Vision for Powerful Social Studies
    • Meaningful
      • not trivial
      •   useful in and out of school
      •   centers on powerful ideas
      •   emphasizes authentic activities and assessments
    • Value-Based
      • ____ engages students in making decisions
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      • ____ aware of social policy implications
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      • ____ realizes social diversity
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      • ____ sensitivity to cultural similarities and differences
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      • ____ commitment to social responsibility and action
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      • ____ involves critical thinking
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      • ____ recognition of opposing points of view
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      • ____ respect for well-supported positions
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      • ____ involves ethics
    • Challenging
      • ____ expected to strive to achieve instructional goals
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      • ____ challenged to come to grips with controversial issues
      • ____ participate assertively but respectfully in group discussions
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      • ____ work productively with others (a learning community)
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      • ____ well-reasoned arguments rather than opinions voiced without adequate thought or commitment
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      • ____ uses varieties of sources of information with different perspectives
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      • ____ makes well-reasoned and informed decisions
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    • Active
      • ___ flexibility requiring reflective thinking and decision making as events unfold during instruction.
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      • ____ captures "teachable moments"
      • ____ physical activity as well as thinking activities relates prior knowledge to current experiences
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      • ____ via discussion, readings, writing, etc.
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      • ____ "hands-on" and "minds-on"
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    • Integrative
      • ______crosses disciplinary boundaries
      •   _____ across time and space
      • ____ links past and present
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      • ____ links theory and reality
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      • ____ links research and practical applications
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      • ____ involves new technologies
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      • ____ connected with life and social issues
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      • ____ involves knowledge and skills