Social Studies and the Press

Keeping the Beast at Bay?

Edited by:
Margaret Smith Crocco, Columbia University

A volume in the series: International Social Studies Forum: The Series. Editor(s): Richard A. Diem, University of Texas - San Antonio. Jeff Passe, The College of New Jersey.

Published 2006

CONTENTS
Getting to Know You. Beauty or Beast? Margaret Smith Crocco. Spreading the News about Social Studies, Gene Maeroff. The “Information” Media: Social Studies’ Main Competitor, Carlos Cortes. PART II: Historical Perspectives. A Fickle Lover: Experiences with the Media in Historical Context, Ronald Evans. Headlines and Furrowed Brows: NCSS Engagement with Social Studies Critics and the Press, Tedd Levy. Dispatches from the Front Line of the Culture Wars, Linda Symcox. The Illusion of Knowledge: Editorial Perspectives On the Teaching and Learning of History, Richard J. Paxton. PART III: Lessons from the Field. The Press and Global Education, Merry Merryfield. Riding the Tiger: The Press, Myra, and Me, David Sadker. Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop, Mark Sass. What Counts as a (News/His)Story? Whose (News/His) Story? Catherine Cornbleth. When Your Lesson Plan Ends Up on the Front Page, James McGrath Morris. PART IV: Teaching about/with the Media. Give Us 8 Seconds and We’ll Give You…the Business, Doug Selwyn. Children’s Exposure to Trauma and Violence in the Media: Evolving Literacy Skills to Counter Hype and Foster Hope, Michael and Ilene Berson. Reading the “News” and Reading the “World” in High School Social Studies Classrooms, Alan J. Singer and Michael Pezone. PART V: New Media and Citizenship Education. Democratic Education and Self-Publishing on the Web, Howard Budin. Blogs in the Machine, Judith Cramer. PART VI: Improving the Relationship. Practicing What We Preach, Richard Theisen. Covering the Conflict and Missing the Point, Richard Lee Colvin. Down from the Tower and into the Fray: Adventures in Writing for the Popular Press, E. Wayne Ross.