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Bustard, Bruce; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2013
In 1971, the newly established Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created DOCUMERICA, a federal government photography project born out of the nation's environmental crisis. The photographers hired by the EPA took thousands of photographs depicting pollution, waste, and blight, but they were given the freedom to capture the era's…
Descriptors: Photography, Public Agencies, Environmental Influences, Pollution
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Ochoa-Becker, Anna – Social Education, 2010
While there may be no definitive answers for navigating questions of school authority and teacher independence, the author outlines in this article some useful guideposts. These guideposts are not prescriptive; rather, they are important food for thought. They do not guarantee easy solutions. However, social studies teachers are preparing young…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Social Studies, Teacher Educators
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LaRue, Paul – Social Education, 2007
Since 1998, the author's classroom has doubled as a training ground for students to experience archeology, research, service learning, outreach, and political activism, all within the history curriculum. In 1998, the author began teaching a class he called Research History. It was based on the concept of getting students involved using primary…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Class Activities, Preservation, Activism