social studies education

Jun 27, 2019  |  Research and Impact

Article, Spencer Foundation Grant Aim to Prove Benefits of Teacher Inquiry Through Action Research

Do students benefit when educators engage in intentional inquiry about their teaching practices? A recent article and grant-funded project from NC State College of Education Associate Professor of Social Studies Education Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., explore the impacts of action research.

May 7, 2019

Social Studies Teachers Sharpen Their Skills with New Literacies and Global Learning Focus

Thanks to funding from the Martorella Award, three students will graduate NC State College of Education’s social studies specialization of its New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) master’s degree program on Friday, May 10. The NLGL social studies program prepares experienced teachers with strategies for addressing shifts in the classroom caused by changing technologies, social media and an ever-growing global society.

Feb 7, 2019

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy on Facilitating Classroom Discussions

In this Q&A, Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy discusses some of the ethical dilemmas teachers face when they introduce controversial issues into the classroom. She will present her talk “The Ethics of Steering Classroom Discussions” as part of the Ethics Across the Disciplines Lecture Series hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics on Feb. 25.

Dec 19, 2018

New White Paper Serves as Beginner’s Guide to Practitioner Research in Social Studies

In the white paper “Moving Our Field Forward: Practitioner Research in the Social Studies,” Associate Professor Meghan Manfra and colleagues offer an introductory guide to practitioner research for social studies educators. This free open resource for educators -- available to download now -- explains how practitioner research can improve social studies practice and shares representative examples from the field to encourage implementation.

Oct 11, 2018

Manfra to Share How to Tackle Fake News in the Classroom in Upcoming Webinar

NC State Education Associate Professor Meghan Manfra will share ways teachers can equip their students to be media literate in the current era of misinformation and fake news in a professional development webinar on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Aug 17, 2018

Meet Paula McAvoy: I’m Committed to Research That Helps Teachers Do Their Best Work

"I decided to return to a faculty position because I want to focus on research and teaching. NC State’s land-grant mission appeals to my commitment to conduct research that helps teachers do their best work," says the new assistant professor of social studies.

Mar 29, 2018

How the College, Career and Civic Life Framework is Changing Social Studies Education

How NC State College of Education Professor John K. Lee helped start a grassroots movement to encourage and inspire social studies teachers to add inquiry to their curriculums across the nation.

Feb 17, 2018

Teaching About Islam Workshop

The NC State University College of Education, in collaboration with the Prince Alwaleed Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding at Georgetown University, will host a free workshop about teaching Islam on Saturday, Feb. 17, for middle and high school social studies teachers. Participants will receive a […]

May 26, 2017

Helping Social Studies Teachers Engage Students in Learning About World War I

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra is helping teachers and students better understand the impact of World War I on North Carolina through curriculum resources she helped develop for the N.C. Museum of History’s interactive multimedia World War I exhibit that opened in April.