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Harrison, Christopher W. – Social Education, 2012
Capital punishment, still practiced in many countries around the world, represents a highly controversial human rights issue. As citizens of the world, the existence of a diversity of death penalties challenges some of the most cherished and universal values. For social studies educators seeking to move their students toward finding their voice as…
Descriptors: Social Action, Civil Rights, Punishment, Teacher Role
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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2012
Using literature in the social studies classroom is a useful pedagogy that is particularly well-suited in human rights education. Literature can give voice to people who cannot speak for themselves and gives students an opportunity to consider perspectives that are often foreign to them. When used with delicacy and care, these literary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Civil Rights, Adolescent Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Saturday, January 3, 1863, Assistant Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward sent a letter to John D. Defrees, superintendent of Public Printing, asking that 500 copies of a "circular and proclamation" be printed. The letter also gave specific instructions as to what type of paper was to be used, the layout, and when the department wanted the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Printing, Slavery, United States History
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Hawke, Catherine; Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2012
Is sniffing at the front door of a private home by a trained narcotics detection dog a Fourth Amendment search requiring probable cause? Is a "drug dog" somehow like a manmade technology, such as a thermal imaging device? These were a couple of the questions recently presented to the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in "Florida v. Jardines."…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Studies
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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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Kim, Hyunduk – Social Education, 2012
During World War II, human rights violations against women took on gargantuan proportions of indescribable horror. The Japanese military engaged in the systematic abduction of women from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other nations and confined them to military installations in Japanese-occupied territories to serve…
Descriptors: Females, Civil Rights, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Carano, Kenneth T.; Bailey, Robert W. – Social Education, 2012
The forceful induction of children as child soldiers is an abhorrent violation of human rights. It is very disturbing that while many children are forcibly recruited into armed conflicts, others actually volunteer, due to their nightmarish alternatives. Although the practice has recently gained worldwide attention, awareness alone will not end the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Children
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Bousalis, Rina – Social Education, 2012
Iranian women have endured more than 30 years of an Islamist dictatorship that uses religion as a validation for unjust control. Human rights violations against women in Iran are a tragic phenomenon for an otherwise highly developed civilization. Invisible and powerless in a male-dominated society, Iranian women are discouraged from becoming…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Dress Codes
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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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Waters, Stewart; Russell, William B., III – Social Education, 2012
International revulsion at the violation of human rights during World War II helped spark a global movement to define and protect individual human rights. Starting with the creation of war crimes tribunals after the war, this newfound awareness stimulated a concerted international effort to establish human rights for all, both in periods of war…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, War, World History, History Instruction
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Landorf, Hilary – Social Education, 2012
A study of human rights prepares students for their role as global citizens and their study of practices in the world's countries that relate to the rights of human beings. Today, when one talks of human rights it is usually with reference to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is the task of teachers to give students the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Civil Rights, Human Dignity, Teaching Methods
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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
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt's support of African American rights was one of the highlights of her activities as first lady. Her fearless advocacy for justice pulled her into political controversies that were unprecedented for the wife of a president. The first lady's initiatives in support of the rights of African Americans offer students an excellent…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, United States History, Daughters
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Marcus, Alan S. – Social Education, 2011
In the United States, the right to a fair trial is protected by the Constitution. The ideal of justice is a critical underpinning of the democracy. However, while the United States is a model of an honorable and just court system most of the time, our constitutional rights are occasionally stretched or broken. The rationale is often national…
Descriptors: National Security, Democracy, Courts, War
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