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Supersizing Social Studies Through the Use of Web 2.0 Technologies

Lori Holcomb (North Carolina State University) *
Candy Beal (North Carolina State University)
John K. Lee (North Carolina State University)

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

Issue publication date: 1 November 2011



This article seeks to demonstrate how social studies has come to be an all-inclusive subject: it has become supersized. When supported by Web 2.0 technology, social studies enables students to address multifaceted problems that require the deep understanding necessary to arrive at both wise and timely solutions. We discuss how curriculum integration and emerging technology applications can support the supersizing of social studies. Two instructional projects and two instructional tools are presented as examples of how social studies can be supersized through the use of Web 2.0 technologies.



Holcomb, L., Beal, C. and Lee, J.K. (2011), "Supersizing Social Studies Through the Use of Web 2.0 Technologies", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 120-129.



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