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Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Education, 2014
Waves of revolutionary actions beginning in late 2010 led to the downfall of dictatorial leaders who had been entrenched in the Arab world for decades. Everyday citizens used social media services to coordinate, communicate, expose, and respond to the oppressive forces that would crush pockets of resistance. The period known as the Arab Spring…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education
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Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2013
In this article, the author tells the story of the 22-month program involving the political exodus of thousands of Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad--the government assuming legal guardianship of their children--Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied children…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Teaching Methods, Latin Americans, Elementary Secondary Education
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O'Brien, Jason L.; Barbieri, Kyle T. – Social Education, 2012
In the recent past, and especially since September 11, 2001, many democratic nations have been forced to deal with the threat of attacks on their land. Former U.S. President George W. Bush famously labeled this challenge the "War on Terror." Examining how nations address this issue offers a golden opportunity for social studies teachers…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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Bredhoff, Stacey; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, 1962, an American U-2 aircraft, flying a photographic reconnaissance mission over Cuba, took 928 images (one is included with this article). The next day, analysts at the National Photographic Interpretation Center concluded that the photographs showed evidence of Soviet missile site construction in Cuba and conveyed their…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Photography, Discussion (Teaching Technique)