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Social Education, 2015
The Industrial Revolution is the subject of one of the high school inquiries of the New York State Toolkit. Social Education presents the following excerpts from the inquiry as an example of a typical Toolkit lesson. The supporting questions include: (1) Where did people move to and from during the Industrial Revolution?; (2) How did daily life…
Descriptors: Industrialization, High School Students, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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Lee, John; Swan, Kathy; Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 2015
The implementation of the C3 Framework has unfolded unlike any previous standards project. A grassroots movement rather than a top-down mandate, the C3 effort calls on teachers to be at the forefront of social studies reform. In New York State, the C3 Framework provided context and inspiration for the New York Social Studies Toolkit Project.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Teacher Empowerment
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Stokes, John A. – Social Education, 2010
In this classroom simulation, students travel back in time to 1945, when racism was institutionalized in many states through segregation. Though students cannot literally travel back to the Jim Crow era, teachers can create a situation that brings home the point of injustice and the choices individuals are faced with in such situations. Suddenly,…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Simulation, Civil Rights
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Claunch, Ann – Social Education, 2009
The Dutch are missing in any U.S. history textbook, in the content standards, and in the nationally endorsed curriculum. Outside of New York State history classes, there is almost no mention of the Dutch influence in early 17th-century America. Fleeting references to the Netherlands as a staging area for the Pilgrims' famous "Mayflower"…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Schuchat, Dan – Social Education, 2005
What social studies project challenges students with interdisciplinary learning, engages their various abilities and learning styles, offers them the opportunity for collaborative work-and encourages them to speak in strange voices? The answer is an eighth grade radio drama project. For most of the month of March 2004, the entire eighth grade at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Radio, Drama, Social Studies
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Cruz, Barbara C.; Patterson, Jennifer Marques – Social Education, 2005
During the New York City Draft Riots the city's own inhabitants unleashed a torrent of violence and destruction that chiefly targeted African Americans. What originated as a protest against the enforcement of the Conscription Act quickly escalated into a riot that erupted at the volatile nineteenth century crossroads of race, class, and economic…
Descriptors: United States History, African American History, Conflict, Racial Relations
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Grant, S. G. – Social Education, 1997
Uses the example of New York State to illustrate how the rancorous political debate over education can render national standards irrelevant and contradictory. In appeasing so many factions the standards become inclusive to the point of obfuscation. Provides a brief overview of the controversy concerning national standards. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Conservatism, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content
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Newman, Marc – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that, although slavery is a major topic in U.S. history, the geographical focus is primarily on the South. Discusses slavery and two slave revolts in colonial New York in the early 1700s. Includes descriptions of the slave revolts and two information tables. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Civil Liberties, Colonial History (United States)
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Eisenhauer, Joseph G.; Zaporowski, Mark P. – Social Education, 1994
Reports on a study of the background and training of 178 economics teachers in 114 high schools in western New York State. Contends that teachers with no background have greater difficulty teaching economic topics than teachers trained in economics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Bragaw, Donald H. – Social Education, 1989
Reports a New York State Education Department mandated government participation course. Course requirements were to examine public policy issues and to incorporate a participatory element. Describes four programs that were implemented by school districts: Effective Participation in Government Program; The Community Service Corps; National Issues…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics