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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; West, Jean – Social Education, 1992
Provides teaching activities based on a recruiting poster directed at African-American men during the U.S. Civil War. Includes a brief history of the experience of African-American Union troops. Discusses document analysis, creative writing activities, oral reports, and activities for further research. Focuses on problems of racial discrimination…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Elementary Secondary Education
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West, Jean; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1991
Discusses instances of departure from the rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the Bill of Rights. Describes the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War and other incidents in which the government denied individual rights. Details teaching activities intended to increase student understanding of such events. Proposes student…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Papers (Students)
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Examines an 1876 letter from a missionary to Ferdinand V. Hayden in the context of the U.S. government's policy of instituting religious education and training for Native Americans. Provides a photocopy of the letter and outlines class activities designed to help students analyze the document. (DB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Federal Indian Relationship
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1988
Examines the events leading to and immediately following the declaration of war on Mexico in 1846. Includes the second and third pages of Abraham Lincoln's "Spot Resolutions" and presents teaching suggestions for interpreting the document and assessing public opinion. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Student Participation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Recounts the events of the Battle of Little Bighorn through U.S. cavalry reports, interviews given by Indian warriors present at the battle, and maps (tracings) made of the battle. Gives teaching suggestions for map analysis and includes a map with instructions and a reading list. (GG)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Bibliographies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blondo, Richard A.; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1993
Presents a secondary lesson for high school students based on a controversial 1892 proposal in Congress to reduce the size of Yosemite National Park. Includes a map and petition signed by John Muir, the first president of the Sierra Club, which was formed to oppose the proposal. The lesson includes class discussion and activity suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), History Instruction, Primary Sources, Resource Materials
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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; Blondo, Richard A. – Social Education, 1992
Presents a history lesson based on the deed of presentation for the Statue of Liberty. Discusses the conception and history of the statue and its presentation to the United States as a gift from the people of France. Includes a copy of the document, topics for class discussion, and research, writing, and design activities. (DK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Democracy, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Presents Clarence Earl Gideon's petition for counsel as a primary source document to be used in social studies units on the Bill of Right's Sixth Amendment. Examines the constitutional issues of due process and right to counsel. Outlines teaching activities that develop vocabulary and analyzes Gideon v. Wainwright as a case study. (CH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Illustrates how to teach U.S. history through the use of original documents such as Charles Nickerson's cartoon, "Images of the Fifties from Disneyland to Suez." States that the original artwork for this cartoon, which portrays the Eisenhower years, is in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas. Provides a pretest, teaching…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Presidents of the United States
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Presents a section of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's, "Atoms for Peace," 1953 address to the United Nations General Assembly. Suggests using the document for classroom discussions of nuclear proliferation, emphasizing that using primary sources develops research skills, activates classroom discussions, citizenship, and creative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1989
Uses microfilm copies of the 1880 and 1900 census records which tallied information about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family to teach about using census data. Suggests activities that develop vocabulary skills, teach document analysis, utilize map skills, and require research and synthesis skills. (LS)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Class Activities, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1988
Provides background material for teaching Article Four of the United States Constitution. Suggests activities using primary documents in order to teach lessons on religious tests. The document chosen is a letter to John F. Kennedy from a citizen written in September 1960. Document may be reproduced for use in the classroom. (KO)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Discriminatory Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; Mueller, Jean West – Social Education, 1989
Reviews a series of First Amendment court cases related to school prayer and Bible reading, including the 1963 decision (Abington v. Schempp) against a Pennsylvania law requiring Bible reading and prayer recitation. Provides suggestions for teaching this case using a portion of Justice Tom C. Clark's opinion of the Supreme Court. Reproducible…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Law Related Education
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1989
Traces the history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Includes copies of the U.S. Supreme Court mandate to the Louisiana Supreme Court denying Plessy's request to overturn the Jim Crow law and ordering him to bear the court costs. Provides teaching suggestions for interpreting the document and highlights related topics and questions for research and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, History, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Introduces the censorship, and imprisonment of Jehovah's Witnesses who distributed, "The Finished Mystery," which contained antiwar statements deemed seditious during World War I. Asks students to examine a Justice Department document pertaining to the case. Helps students decide whether national security needs should override First…
Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Freedom of Speech, Government Role
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