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Lloyd, Natalie; Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2001
Provides historical information on the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and the role of A. Philip Randolph who originally conceived the idea for the March. Features a letter from A. Philip Randolph to President John F. Kennedy. Includes a list of teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Activism, Black History, Civil Rights, Educational Strategies
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 2001
Provides historical background on how President Richard Nixon selected someone as vice president after Spiro T. Agnew resigned due to criminal charges. Provides background information on his choice, Gerald Ford, and discusses the process of how Ford officially became vice president. Includes a document from the Nixon Presidential Materials…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Government Role, Historical Interpretation, Legislators
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Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann; Snodgrass, Katherine – Social Education, 2000
Provides background information on the election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden and how it was disputed over electoral votes. Includes copies of the electoral ballot from Louisiana that was rejected and a letter from William Kellogg, the Republican governor of Louisiana. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elections, History Instruction, Political Candidates
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Patterson, Amy; Schamel, Wynell; Potter Lee Ann – Social Education, 2000
Provides background information on the events that led up to President Harry S. Truman firing General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. Includes a copy of the document dismissing MacArthur from his position. Includes teaching activities corresponding to this event in history. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Historical Interpretation, History Instruction
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 2000
Focuses on a telegram sent from Hanoi, Vietnam, by Ho Chi Minh through the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) station in Kunming, China, to President Truman in which Ho asked for support of Vietnam's independence from France. Provides background information, a reproduction of the telegram, and ideas for teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Historical Interpretation
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Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann; West, Jean M., Ed. – Social Education, 2000
Provides information on the health issues during the construction of the Panama Canal, focusing on issues such as the identification of mosquitoes as carriers of yellow fever and malaria and the role of Colonel William Crawford Gorgas in the battle against mosquito-born disease. Includes teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1998
Presents a lesson plan for teaching about immigration through the use of primary documents. Includes background information on the history of immigration and the process of naturalization, teaching suggestions, discussion questions for students, and copies of primary documents. (DSK)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Immigration
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1999
Reviews the emergence of employment opportunities for women outside the home. Focuses specifically on the Dover Cotton Factory in Dover, New Hampshire. Provides a reproduction of the page from the 1820 Census of Manufactures that contains information about the Dover Cotton Factory. (Contains document based teaching activities.) (CMK)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Strategies, Employment Opportunities, Females
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Haverkamp, Beth; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1995
Presents instructional materials and suggestions for using primary source documents regarding Admiral Peary's search for the North Pole. Cache notes were brief dispatches left for the press in ice hutches along with provisions and maps. Includes a photocopy of a cache note from Peary's expedition with suggested research topics and activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Archives, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History Instruction
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1999
Discusses the controversy surrounding the ends of the Treaty of New Echota (the removal of eastern Cherokees from their land). Describes the Cherokee's route and the hardships they endured during their trek to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi, known as the "Trail of Tears." Provides nine teaching suggestions. (CMK)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cherokee (Tribe)
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Bredhoff, Stacey; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1998
Profiles a series of teaching activities that uses reproductions of entries from President Harry Truman's diary. The activities include content analysis and related research projects. Includes several reproductions of entries describing Truman's frustration with Congress, and his loneliness as his wife and daughter fulfilled other commitments.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Diaries, Government Publications, Instructional Materials
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Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1996
Describes learning activities to be used in conjunction with a facsimile of the 92nd Congress's joint resolution passing the 26th Amendment extending the voting franchise to 18-year-olds. These activities include document analysis, time lines, class discussions, and storytelling. Briefly reviews the amendment process. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Content Analysis
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West, Jean M.; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1997
Outlines a series of teaching activities to be used in conjunction with Robert E. Lee's letter of resignation. These include textual analysis, class discussions, writing assignments, and student research. Includes a photocopy of the letter as well as a brief discussion of Lee's role in the Civil War. (MJP)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Disarmament
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Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 1997
Presents background information on the Homestead Act of 1862 and includes a set of suggested teaching activities to be used in conjunction with replicas of original documents. The Homestead Act provided free land to settlers and was instrumental in settling the west. Includes replicas of an application and certificate. (MJP)
Descriptors: Land Acquisition, Land Settlement, Land Use, Learning Activities
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Ray, Emily; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1997
Describes a series of teaching activities to be used in conjunction with a reproduction of Joseph Glidden's patent for barbed wire fencing. These include document analysis, creative interpretation, and personal experience. Presents a brief history of the social and economic effects of the introduction of barbed wire to the West. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Economic Impact, Land Settlement, Learning Activities
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