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Schur, Joan Brodsky – Social Education, 2015
Once the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers on October 28, 1914, the fate of the Empire hinged on the outcome of World War I. The Ottomans waged war on multiple fronts: in the Caucasus against Russia, and to defend the Gallipoli Peninsula and the Arab territories against the British and French empires. One hundred years later, we live in a…
Descriptors: War, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, College Preparation
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Smith, Ben A. – Social Education, 1996
Reviews the main issues and candidates involved in the recent Russian national elections. Although the transition to a market economy has been painful, most Russians still back Boris Yeltsin over Communist party candidate, Gennady Zyuganov. Maintains that grass-roots capitalism and democratic reforms still enjoy popular support. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Tucker, Jan L. – Social Education, 1993
Describes a visit by two U.S. social studies educators to schools in Krasnoyarsk, a city in Siberia, Russia. Discusses economic and social changes brought about by the end of the Cold War. Recommends more international and global education for both Russia and the United States. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Koch, Rose Franke; Cooper, Alan H. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the guiding principles of the United Nations and the issues it faces are a major part of the interdisciplinary program at Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey. Describes the Model UN club and how it reinforces the content and values presented in the regular curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conferences, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Cogan, John J. – Social Education, 1994
Presents an analysis and personal reflections on social and political changes in Russia between 1970 and 1994. Discusses how the social and economic changes have had a profound impact on elderly Russians. Concludes that the changes in Russia are a microcosm of those taking place throughout the world. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Economic Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wheeler, Ron – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the end of the Cold War and new world realities present challenges to social studies teachers. Presents suggestions for helping students change their way of thinking about the world and the place of the United States within it. Encourages teachers to examine the existing social studies curriculum for relevance. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach