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Alexander, Mary – Social Education, 1983
A photograph of the Lincoln Memorial under construction is a useful primary source for studying topics in United States history. Seven suggested teaching strategies are listed. (AM)
Descriptors: History Instruction, Photographs, Primary Sources, Secondary Education
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Byers, CeCe; Alexander, Mary – Social Education, 1978
Discusses episodes from the history of the Sioux Indians in North and South Dakota and suggests ways in which this information can be incorporated into social studies classroom activities. Information is taken from primary source material in the Educational Division of the National Archives. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Development, Learning Activities
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Alexander, Mary; And Others – Social Education, 1978
Offers information about six teaching techniques and/or instructional materials related to civil rights. Techniques and materials include an overview of primary sources; information about mini-units; civil rights discussion topics; data retrieval charts; a time line; and eight civil rights documents. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Data Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Documentation
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Alexander, Mary – Social Education, 1979
Photograph of a land auction in Imperial, California, 1904, accompanied by a history of the federal government's policy on the distribution and development of publicly owned land. Suggestions for using the photograph as historical evidence are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Land Settlement, Photographs, Public Policy
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Byers, CeCe; Alexander, Mary – Social Education, 1978
Reviews the course of events leading to the founding of Israel in 1947. Presents primary source materials, activities, and discussion questions to help students analyze reasons for the Arab-Israeli conflict. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Arabs, Diplomatic History, Jews, Learning Activities
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Alexander, Mary; Childress, Marilyn – Social Education, 1981
Suggests ways in which primary source materials--in this case, census materials describing Cherokee Indians in the early 19th century--can be used by social studies classroom teachers to help students understand historical events and trends. Teaching methods based on the census materials are suggested, including map and globe work, filling in work…
Descriptors: American Indians, Census Figures, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies
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Alexander, Mary; Burroughs, Wynell, Eds. – Social Education, 1984
The primary source document reproduced here consists of the first two pages of a briefing notebook prepared for President Eisenhower outlining the issues to be raised with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev during his visit to the United States in 1959. Teaching activities are suggested. (RM)
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Learning Activities, Primary Sources
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Alexander, Mary; Weinland, Thomas P. – Social Education, 1985
The American Association of Museum's report, "Museums for a New Century," offers 16 recommendations to guide museum professionals as they plan for the future. Implications for social studies education, in particular history instruction, are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Alexander, Mary; Childress, Marilyn – Social Education, 1980
Presents a transcript of a decoded telegram which describes events surrounding the death in 1924 of Robert Imbrie, United States Vice Consul to Tehran, Persia (presently Iran). Background information and suggestions for teaching are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Primary Sources, Secondary Education
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Alexander, Mary; Childress, Marilyn – Social Education, 1982
Contains a primary source document--President Nixon's resignation letter--and suggests teaching strategies for its use with secondary level students. To refresh students' memories of the events surrounding the letter, a selective chronology is also presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Presidents, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Alexander, Mary; Childress, Marilyn – Social Education, 1981
A letter sent to Franklin Roosevelt complains about the employment of married women whose husbands are also employed. The letter suggests that greedy married women cheat their single sisters and drain the job market. Teaching strategies are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Secondary Education
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Alexander, Mary; Childress, Marilyn – Social Education, 1980
Focuses on the problem of the U.S. president receiving gifts from foreign dignitaries. The reproducible letter from President Lincoln to King Rama IV of Siam in which he accepts two gifts and graciously declines proffered elephants serves as center for discussion of the problem. Suggestions for teaching and a crossword puzzle are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, International Relations, Political Issues, Presidents
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Alexander, Mary; Byers, CeCe – Social Education, 1979
Secondary students examine a letter of appeal written during the Depression to President Franklin Roosevelt. The letter is from an attorney concerned with his unemployed father and his ill mother. Suggested exercises include discussion of the letter as an historical document and writing a similar letter. (KC)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Secondary Education
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Byers, CeCe; Alexander, Mary – Social Education, 1978
Excerpts from two propaganda leaflets distributed by Germany during World War I to demoralize American soldiers. Teaching suggestions encourage students to examine the leaflets' tone, guess who the authors might have been, and analyze the leaflets as examples of a propaganda technique. (AV)
Descriptors: History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mass Media, Pamphlets