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Walker, Joel – Social Education, 2013
A. Philip Randolph, the national president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was one of the driving forces behind the March on Washington Movement in 1941. In frustration over the federal government's lack of support for opportunities in the booming war industries and equality in the military, Randolph had begun to organize the March…
Descriptors: Case Studies, African Americans, Social Change, Unions
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Magwood, Ayo; Ferraro, Krista Fantin – Social Education, 2013
Each week, U.S. government classes at the authors' school eagerly organize and participate in moot courts. When they began a search for a Supreme Court case study on substantive due process, they found that the only appropriate brief on the StreetLaw website--a treasure trove of student-accessible court case summaries--"Lawrence v.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Social Studies
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Bailey, Robert W.; Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Education, 2013
In this article, the authors explore the timely and sometimes controversial topic of gay civil rights and how the attendant issues might be taught in the social studies classroom. Many teachers shy away from teaching students about gay rights issues for a variety of reasons including personal beliefs, a lack of instructional time as a result of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Homosexuality, Court Litigation, Laws
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Keefer, Natalie – Social Education, 2012
The non-violent participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Buddhist monks in resistance efforts to advocate for the welfare of Myanmar's people has played an important role in educating the world about human rights violations in the country. Faced with international condemnation, Myanmar's junta released Aung San Suu Kyi from…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Awards