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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2016
In this article, C. Frederick Risinger begins by describing insights from an article entitled, "Trapped in the Bubble." It reported on a doctoral student's study (along with other students and faculty in Indiana University's School of Informatics) which demonstrated that the more people rely on social media such as Facebook, Twitter,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, History, Doctoral Students, Information Science Education
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Yang, Elizabeth M.; Gaines, Kristi – Social Education, 2008
The process of voting is a fundamental right and privilege of any democracy. In fact, "Merriam-Webster" defines the word democracy as "a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free…
Descriptors: Voting, Democracy, Elections, Civil Rights
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O'Connor, Katherine A.; Heafner, Tina; Groce, Eric – Social Education, 2007
This article illustrates the efforts of educators in North Carolina to advocate for the social studies in an age of high-stakes assessment and tight budgets. Although this story begins with one state, the marginalization of social studies in elementary schools is a nationwide problem. The federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB) is due for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Advocacy
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Kranning, Antoinette; Ehman, Lee – Social Education, 1999
Describes a collaborative project called "Mystery from History" involving a rural Indiana elementary class and a computer education college class at Indiana University. Explains that the university students sent a mystery via e-mail to the elementary students in which they continued to send clues and questions until the mystery was…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Experiential Learning, Grade 5, Higher Education