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King, LaGarrett J. – Social Education, 2017
This article provides a contemporary look at Black history and discusses Black history mandates. The author provides insight into the purpose of this special issue. The article discusses how this special issue on teaching Black history serves several purposes: (1) providing lesson plans and recommended resources for teachers; (2) combining theory…
Descriptors: African American History, United States History, Lesson Plans, Educational Resources
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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2016
Recent technological advances have enhanced the accessibility of rephotography, a visual research method and project-based approach valued by social studies educators for engaging students in historical inquiry and place-based exploration. Rephotography projects capture photos from the vantage point of an old image to explore change over time.…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Social Studies, Student Projects
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Hutchinson, Marcie Jergel; Harris, Lauren McArthur – Social Education, 2016
Through an integrated study of jazz music within the context of historical study, teachers and students can enrich both their historical and cultural knowledge. Music is an effective resource for teaching social studies, but it is often left out of secondary social studies classrooms. Jazz music selections make for particularly compelling primary…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Music, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Sperry, Chris; Baker, Frank W. – Social Education, 2016
Media literacy expands the traditional concept of literacy to include the forms of communication that dominate the lives of our students. If our students are to be literate, we must teach them the skills and habits of literacy for print and non-print mediated messages. This National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) position statement…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Studies, National Organizations, Printed Materials
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Schur, Joan Brodsky – Social Education, 2015
Once the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers on October 28, 1914, the fate of the Empire hinged on the outcome of World War I. The Ottomans waged war on multiple fronts: in the Caucasus against Russia, and to defend the Gallipoli Peninsula and the Arab territories against the British and French empires. One hundred years later, we live in a…
Descriptors: War, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, College Preparation
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Schug, Mark C.; Suiter, Mary C.; Wood, William C. – Social Education, 2015
In 1890, the United States government had no agency empowered to control the overall supply of money. Fifty years later, it had a full set of monetary institutions, including a central bank whose structure is much the same today. Further, it had enough experience to know both the promise and the pitfalls of monetary control. How did the nation's…
Descriptors: Banking, Economic Factors, United States History, Social Studies
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Suiter, Mary C.; Wolla, Scott A. – Social Education, 2015
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. The system includes 12 Federal Reserve Banks (and their associated branches) located throughout the country, with oversight by the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. The diverse structure is designed to ensure that the interests of Main Street are represented along with those…
Descriptors: Money Management, Multiple Literacies, Economics Education, Economic Climate
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Jamieson, Kathleen Hall – Social Education, 2014
For almost three quarters of a century, advocates have worked to give comparable federal stature to September 17, the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by the nation's founders. As President John F. Kennedy noted in his 1961 Constitution Day proclamation, it is a day for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Civics
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Kissling, Mark T.; Martell, Christopher C. – Social Education, 2014
In the era of smartphones and 24-hour news networks, the State of the Union address is a major event. All national media outlets--in print, on television, on the Internet--report on the address, some almost exclusively in the days leading up to and after the speech. In this article, considering their experiences teaching about the address, and…
Descriptors: Speeches, Presidents, Educational Opportunities, Program Proposals
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Kumler, Lori M.; Vosburg-Bluem, Bethany – Social Education, 2014
Weather phenomena across the United States have provided heightened attention to climate change in headlines such as "Heavy Rain and Floods: The 'New Normal' with Climate Change?" ("Christian Science Monitor," Aug. 14, 2014); "Delay Action on Climate Change by 10 Years and Costs Rocket 40%"…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Climate, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Wesson, Stephen – Social Education, 2014
Every iconic document owes a debt to a document that came before it, just as its creators were influenced by the thinkers and writers who came before them. The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights were revolutionary works, and have become powerful symbols of democracy worldwide. Behind them stands an even older…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Critical Viewing, Intellectual History
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
On Tuesday, November 8, 1864, voters in 25 states--including Kansas, West Virginia, and Nevada for the first time--cast their ballots for president of the United States; voters in the 11 states that had seceded did not participate. Incumbent Abraham Lincoln ran as the Republican nominee (called the National Union Party in the 1864 election), and…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Voting, United States History
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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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Davis, Annie – Social Education, 2014
What happens if Americans fundamental freedoms are denied or deferred? What is the ideal of freedom? Boston, Massachusetts, has long been a crucible for social, cultural, and political change. Here was the shot heard 'round the world, stronghold of abolition, home to the U.S. Colored Troops, the birthplace of American literature.... Boston is also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Freedom, Civil Rights, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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