Sarah Shear is an assistant professor at Penn State University-Altoona, where she teaches courses on social studies education and education foundations. Sarah earned her doctorate in learning, teaching and curriculum from the University of Missouri in 2014 with an emphasis in social studies education and indigenous studies. Her primary research focuses on teaching and learning K-12 social studies within indigenous contexts, including work with social studies educators in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Sarah's other research includes examining race and settler colonialism in K-12 social studies curriculum (specifically state-mandated standards and textbooks), teacher education, film and qualitative research methodologies. Sarah’s page can be found here

Articles by Sarah

Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

Learn More