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Clabough, Jeremiah; Wooten, Deborah – Social Education, 2016
Steve Sheinkin's "The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights" recounts the explosion at a U.S. Navy base in the summer of 1944 that claimed 320 lives. It is also a story of African American resistance against prejudice, segregation, and injustice in the armed forces during World War II. The book was a 2015…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Civil Rights, African Americans, Racial Bias
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Vesperman, Dean P.; Haste, Turtle; Alrivy, Stéphane – Social Education, 2014
One of the most persistent and controversial issues facing the global community is climate change. With the creation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol (1997), the global community established some common ground on how to address this issue. However, the last several climate summits have failed…
Descriptors: Climate, Simulation, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
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Kumler, Lori M.; Vosburg-Bluem, Bethany – Social Education, 2014
Weather phenomena across the United States have provided heightened attention to climate change in headlines such as "Heavy Rain and Floods: The 'New Normal' with Climate Change?" ("Christian Science Monitor," Aug. 14, 2014); "Delay Action on Climate Change by 10 Years and Costs Rocket 40%"…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Climate, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Lee, John; Friedman, Adam; Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Mink, Andy – Social Education, 2013
Once every 10 years, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) makes millions of U.S. census records available for use by eager historians and genealogists. The release of a new batch of census records is a highly anticipated event, but only for the select few who are able to access the published microfilm versions of the census.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Class Activities, Government Publications, Electronic Publishing
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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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Wolla, Scott – Social Education, 2013
The rise of China, as well as any of the emerging economies, has much to offer students and teachers of social studies--especially in the fields of history and economics. Traditionally, history education in the United States has emphasized Western civilization and provided instruction for educators with that end in mind. In an era of increased…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, History Instruction, Economics
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Eder, Elizabeth K. – Social Education, 2011
Artists today draw on a range of sources--newspapers, magazines, photographs, film, audio, and of course the Internet--to create artworks that serve as visual "texts" of a specific place and moment in time. Using artworks as sources and understanding how to decode them in the service of "drilling down" into difficult topics can create powerful…
Descriptors: Presidents, Thinking Skills, Class Activities, Art Activities
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Hussey, Michael; Greenhut, Stephanie – Social Education, 2011
This article features two documents which can serve as a starting point for a lesson on public service while students debate the amount of pay that public servants should receive. These are: (1) the printed draft of the Constitution showing George Washington's handwritten corrections that eliminated state payments and included the phrase "to be…
Descriptors: Public Service, Compensation (Remuneration), Constitutional Law, United States History
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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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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2010
In this article, the author examines the practice of the filibuster, using as the featured document the signed cloture motion in the Senate for an end to the filibuster to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The accompanying teaching activities enable teachers to introduce their classes to the history and practice of the filibuster. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Zheng, Shiping – Social Education, 2010
In recent years, there has been much talk in the media and the academic world about the "rise of China," as if China were a young country. Because the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated its sixtieth birthday only last October--and because the PRC was not admitted into the United Nations until 1971 and did not become a member of…
Descriptors: Prediction, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Asian History
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Dirck, Brian – Social Education, 2009
Abraham Lincoln was the most experienced trial lawyer Americans have ever placed in the White House. While more than half of the United State's presidents have been attorneys, none possessed Lincoln's extensive courtroom experience: approximately 3,800 known cases, litigated during a quarter century at the Illinois bar. However, the law's…
Descriptors: Presidents, Lawyers, United States History, History Instruction
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author addresses classroom teachers, department heads, and supervisors who have direct contact with students and what they learn. They need to tell students, parents, policymakers, and everyone else that social studies is critical and that the NCSS mission statement is not just a nice set of words, but absolutely crucial to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Citizenship Education, Position Papers
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Anson, Staci – Social Education, 2009
For years, when the author taught about World War II, she used primary and secondary source readings, she presented Power Points, and had her students watch newsreels and other video clips. Today, her students interact with actual artifacts from history so that they can draw conclusions and gain understanding about what the soldiers' lives were…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, War, United States History, Class Activities
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2008
In this article, the author uses several primary sources to demonstrate that George Washington, Samuel Cabble, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy stated their awareness of contemporary challenges, but looked to the future with hope and optimism. When they envisioned the future, their words indicated that they did not just imagine it, but…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Speeches, United States History, Presidents
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