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·         Project-based learning is a more effective way to teach Social Studies in an urban context than the traditional textbook-based pedagogy.

o       Scappini, Robert A., “Teaching High School in the Context of Performance-Based Standards: An Innovative Approach for Urban Schools,” The History Teacher, 37, 2 (February, 2004), 183-91.


·         Urban schools have easier access to museums, a public resource of particular relevance to Social Studies teachers.  Here is a guide to how create effective partnerships with local museums.

o       Cari Barragree, “Museum and Public School Partnerships: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Standards-Based Curriculum Materials in High School Social Studies,”

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