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Schmeichel, Mardi; Janis, Sonia; McAnulty, Joseph – Social Education, 2016
While democratic nations like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany have elected women to the preeminent position in their governments, there has never been a woman president in the United States. The upcoming presidential election provides an excellent opportunity to have students consider why the United States has yet to elect a woman…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Women Administrators, Elections
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Webster, Megan L.; Milson, Andrew J. – Social Education, 2011
Numerous educators have noted that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for social studies teaching and learning. Yet the use of GIS has been hampered by issues such as the cost of the software and the management of large spatial data files. One trend that shows great promise for GIS in education is the move to cloud computing.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Economic Development, Technology Uses in Education
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Conard, Norman – Social Education, 2010
Few had heard of Irena Sendlerowa in 1999. Now, after more than 290 presentations of the student play "Life in a Jar," as well as a website with high traffic, and worldwide media attention, Irena is known to the world. Irena Sendler (as she became known), a social worker, believed in standing up for others. Her father, who was a doctor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Ghettos, Death
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Hatch, Barbara – Social Education, 2010
The Arizona Heritage Project began in 2003 when the Salt River Project (SRP) celebrated its centennial. This Arizona utility sponsored five student groups engaged in documenting Arizona history. Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Arizona--an old cowboy town about 20 miles north of Phoenix--was one of the recipients of a $3,000 grant to…
Descriptors: Local History, Documentation, Military Service, Veterans