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Davis, Sara Lyons – Social Education, 2019
The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, a year after being passed by Congress. It extended the right to vote to many women, but not all. Excluded from this landmark constitutional victory were women like Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who was born in Guangzhou (then Canton), China, in 1896, but who immigrated to New York as a child. From 1882 to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, United States History, Voting
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Tavares, Laura – Social Education, 2018
A recent report from the Democracy Project found that "confidence in our governing institutions has been weakening over many years, and key pillars of our democracy, including the rule of law and freedom of the press, are under strain." In the recently published book "The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Han, Jongwoo; Karb, Joseph – Social Education, 2018
Numerous research and scholarly articles have been written on the Korean War. Yet in many K-12 history classrooms, the war and its legacy are still "forgotten" and are only addressed with a paragraph or two in a textbook. The Korean War Legacy and World History Digital Education foundations are changing this situation by honoring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian History, War, Inquiry
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Day, Stephen; Dague, Christopher – Social Education, 2017
In most places in the world, teachers might be concerned that skateboarding will take students out of school rather than keep them in. Outside Afghanistan, skateboarding has long had an aura of rebellion. Rose and Strike labeled skateboarding as "dangerous" and "rebellious." Atencio, Beal, and Wilson call attention to its…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Studies, Athletics, Recreational Activities
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Naranjo, Dan – Social Education, 2014
"Insults, lies, and whale blood" should be the title for the latest international dispute involving the icy waters of Antarctica. Although this placid and remote area of the world seems to be the last place one might expect to encounter an intense debate between opposing cultures, the dispute is creating a worldwide legal stir that…
Descriptors: International Organizations, International Law, Conflict Resolution, Courts
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Ferrarini, Tawni Hunt; Day, Stephen – Social Education, 2014
Everyone under the age of 20 who has grown up in North America has lived in the common market created by NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a zone linking the United States, Canada, and Mexico, most goods and investments flow freely across borders to users, consumers, and investors. In 1994, NAFTA created the largest relatively…
Descriptors: Debate, International Trade, Regional Cooperation, Macroeconomics
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Kaplan, Howard – Social Education, 2014
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. For Americans, this iconic document is a formative element of our own legal and political heritage. This "Lessons on the Law" column offers an overview of the "Great Charter," why it is significant, and what students and teachers should know about it. The article also highlights…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Social Studies, Lesson Plans, Heritage Education
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2013
Reading U.S. Supreme Court opinions can be intimidating. Yet, in the digital age, it has never been easier to access them. The average opinion is about 4,750 words, and is one of approximately 75 issued by the Court each year. It might be reassuring to know that opinions contain similar parts and tend to follow a similar format. There are also…
Descriptors: Opinions, Court Litigation, Content Analysis, Position Papers
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Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2013
In April 2013, Florida will commemorate Juan Ponce de Leon's historic voyage. Yet Ponce de Leon's arrival was, in several important ways, not just the beginning of Spain's presence in Florida, but in North America as a whole. Today, the historical Spanish influence on America is palpable--in culture, language, politics, and more. This year marks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, Navigation, History Instruction
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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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Schug, Mark C. – Social Education, 2013
This article presents an economic perspective of the institution of slavery in the context of world and American history. Slavery has existed on all continents and in many societies. Its existence has long been controversial and, in the case of the United States, ended only as the result of a long and destructive war. Slavery as an institution was…
Descriptors: Slavery, World History, United States History, Economics
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Niederjohn, M. Scott; Schug, Mark C.; Wood, William C. – Social Education, 2013
This article represents the third in a "ghost story" series by the same authors. Readers may recall that Mr. Bernanke was "visited" by the ghosts of Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes in the March/April 2010 issue of "Social Education" as these two famous economists debated the economic recovery (see EJ878912). Mr.…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, World History, Financial Policy, Public Policy
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Just a few months earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank reported that 1.4 billion people live below the new poverty rate of US $1.25 per day. That news was accompanied by stories of severe famine in Africa, Asia, and even scattered through Europe and the Americas. The author knows that it's sometimes difficult to teach about contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Global Approach, Internet
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Potter, Lee Ann; Zarr, Christopher – Social Education, 2012
In late 1939, the United States Bureau of the Census was gearing up for the 16th official enumeration, or count, of the nation's population. Authorities wanted to insure widespread participation. So, they made good use of some information revealed in the 1930 Census--namely that roughly 40 percent of American households had a radio set. In…
Descriptors: United States History, Data Collection, Census Figures, Incidence
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Suiter, Mary C.; Schug, Mark C. – Social Education, 2012
Central banking in the United States has a long and controversial history dating back to the earliest days of the republic. One of the most widely presented arguments against a central bank has been that the U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government power to charter a bank. Recently, this issue has received new scrutiny in…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Banking, United States History, Power Structure
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