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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