Deeper Social Studies
Deeper Social Studies
DSS Pod
A podcast by a K-12 teacher for K-12 teachers. Interviews with professors, researchers, and practitioners in the field of social studies.
Dr. Seth Cotlar - "The view from nowhere doesn't exist"
Professor Cotlar specializes in the history of the United States in the years between the American Revolution and the Civil War. His first book - Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Trans-Atlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic - won the Best...
Apr 12
38 min
Professor Brooke Coleman - "I think it's important for students and teachers to know that the courts are theirs. They belong to us."
Brooke Coleman is the Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Her research and teaching interests focus on procedure and procedural justice. We spoke about the Supreme Court, ways to...
Apr 7
37 min
Dr. Allan Lichtman - Predicting the Next President
Dr. Allan Lichtman is a Distinguished Professor of History at American University. We discuss what earthquakes can teach us about presidential elections, the pros and pitfalls of interdisciplinary methods, and the cracks President Donald Trump exposed...
Mar 23
26 min
D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau - "If you want to get things done, you want to work with local government"
Councilmember Brianne Nadeau represents Ward 1 on the Council of the District of Columbia where she serves as the chair for the Committee on Human Services. We talk about her career and work to end homelessness, the difficulty of building consensus, and...
Mar 17
26 min
Dr. Edwin Battistella - Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels
Dr. Battistella is a professor of Linguistics at Southern Oregon University. We discuss the history of presidential insults, how linguistics can enrich the social studies curriculum, and mastering the art of the apology.
Mar 10
39 min
Dr. Aaron Weinschenk - "There's a lot of research that says spewing facts at people...doesn't work all that well"
Dr. Aaron Weinschenk is the Ben J. And Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2013. His research focuses on political participation, elections, and...
Mar 1
38 min
Dr. Wendi Manuel Scott - "I am a historian because of my lived experience"
Wendi Manuel-Scott is Professor of Integrative Studies and History and an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, and the John Mitchel, Jr. Program for History, Justice, and Race at the Jimmy and...
Feb 27
56 min
Deeper Social Studies Trailer
An introduction to the first three episodes of the podcast. Featuring Dr. Wendi Manuel Scott of George Mason University, Dr. Aaron Weinschenk of the UW Green Bay, and Dr. Edwin L. Battistella of Southern Oregon University.
Feb 26
2 min