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Singer, Alan – Social Education, 1992
Discusses efforts in New York City and New York State to revise and expand the social studies curriculum to reflect a multicultural outlook. Argues that the study of history must respect the integrity of the past and not teach myth as history. Includes ideas on promoting democratic values, teaching social history, and teaching imaginatively. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pezone, Michael; Singer, Alan – Social Education, 1997
Provides guidelines, activities, and teaching tips for creating and maintaining an open, cooperative, and participating social studies classroom. These guidelines offer support and structure to the students, encouraging them to engage in constructive dialog without fear of undue criticism or rejection. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Singer, Alan – Social Education, 1993
Reviews the debate concerning the impact of Afrocentric education and multicultural education on U.S. history instruction and course content. Responds to criticisms of Afrocentric education by historians Diane Ravitch and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Contends that multicultural education can help recognize divisions in U.S. society and show a…
Descriptors: African Culture, Afrocentrism, Black Culture, Black Studies
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Singer, Alan – Social Education, 1994
Describes a secondary U.S. history course in which students study the impact of industrialization on U.S. culture and society. Asserts that assignments in which students create political cartoons, poetry, posters or other visual products enhance student interest and provide diverse evaluation strategies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Assignments, Business, Class Activities
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Singer, Alan – Social Education, 1990
Illustrates an innovative approach to teaching the 1932 Veterans' Bonus March on Washington DC. The teacher used instructional packets with 1930 nostalgia, the Pete Seeger album, "American Industrial Ballads," and film clips. An instructional guide is included. (GG)
Descriptors: History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Secondary Education, Social Studies