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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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Stiff-Williams, Helen; Sturtz, John P. – Social Education, 2012
A typical U.S. high school student today might be able to recite some milestones of civil rights history--the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56; the Freedom Rides of 1961; and (some would add) the election of the first African American president in 2008. But how many students understand that these events, which historians call out as milestones,…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Student Projects, Oral History
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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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Merryfield, Merry M.; Badang, Germain; Bragg, Christina; Kvasov, Aleksandr; Taylor, Nathan; Waliaula, Anne; Yamaguchi, Misato – Social Education, 2012
The study of human rights is inseparable from social studies. Beyond the basic political, economic, and social freedoms and rights spelled out in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of specialized topics have developed that demonstrate the complex nature of human rights in the twenty-first-century world--environmental exploitation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Civil Rights, Foreign Countries
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Hussey, Michael; Eder, Elizabeth K. – Social Education, 2010
"Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free," wrote Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation affected only those parts of the country that were in rebellion against the United States on the date it was issued, January 1, 1863. The slaveholding border states of…
Descriptors: United States History, Slavery, Letters (Correspondence), Presidents
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Stapleton, Kristin – Social Education, 2010
Different generations of Americans understand China quite differently. This, of course, is true of many topics. However, the turbulence of Chinese history and U.S.-China relations in the 60 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 has deepened the gaps in generational thinking about China. Those who came of age in…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Asian History, Social Change, Instructional Design