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A Below, find a hasty list of topics and materials, organized by (approximate) grade level. Some of these are described in the publications we've been working on

  • Hammond, T.C., & Oltman, J. (2019). Bridging STEM and the civic mission of social studies: Integrating spatial reasoning & computational thinking into decision-focused secondary social studies instruction. In D. Gibson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2019 (pp. 127-132). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. (proceedings page)

  • Hammond, T.C., Oltman, J., & Salter, S. (2019). Using computational thinking to explore the past, present, and future. Social Education, 83, 118-122. (article available
  • Hammond, T.C., Oltman, J., & Manfra, M.M. (2020). Computational thinking and social studies teacher education: What, why, and how. In S. Keengwe (Ed.), Handbook of research on integrating computer science and computational thinking in K-12 education (pp. 1-16). Hershey, PA: IGI. (publisher site)
  • Manfra, M.M., Hammond, T.C., & Coven, R.M. (2021). Assessing computational thinking in the social studies. Theory & Research in Social Education. DOI: 10.1080/00933104.2021.2003276 (publisher site)

All of them can be easily scaled up to be appropriate for older students.