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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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Armstrong, Stephen; Desrosiers, Marian – Social Education, 2012
A visitor to a random sampling of Modern World History classes in the United States will find that the subject of "revolution" is a favorite for many students. Reading about and researching individuals and topics such as Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin, Marie Antoinette and guillotines is never boring. Unfortunately, in too many classrooms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction, College Instruction
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Bredhoff, Stacey; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, 1962, an American U-2 aircraft, flying a photographic reconnaissance mission over Cuba, took 928 images (one is included with this article). The next day, analysts at the National Photographic Interpretation Center concluded that the photographs showed evidence of Soviet missile site construction in Cuba and conveyed their…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Photography, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Kohlmeier, Jada – Social Education, 2004
Students' views on history inspired the author to reflect on her own teaching and to explore historical thinking. She decided to research the impact of a three-step approach to reading primary documents on ninth grade world history students, she was curious as to whether developing and using a consistent series of strategies with various primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Grade 9, Teaching Methods
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Eaton, Jana Sackman – Social Education, 2001
Presents information gained while working with English language teachers in Russia in the fall of 1999. Describes the school system within Russia as well as information on the structure of schools in Russia. Explores characteristics of Russian schools and the challenges to Russian education. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Morse, David – Social Education, 2001
Discusses the role of writers in Russia during the period of Joseph Stalin to enlighten issues related to intellectual freedom. Includes an annotated bibliography on "Russian Literature of the Soviet Period," to help students learn more about Russia. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Kirkwood, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2001
Describes a three-week exchange program where William H. Turner Technical Arts High School (Miami, Florida) students participated in the U.S./Russian student exchange program. Focuses on the students' stereotypes before the trip and their interview comments following the trip about the hardships in Russia. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Smith, Ben A. – Social Education, 1996
Reviews the main issues and candidates involved in the recent Russian national elections. Although the transition to a market economy has been painful, most Russians still back Boris Yeltsin over Communist party candidate, Gennady Zyuganov. Maintains that grass-roots capitalism and democratic reforms still enjoy popular support. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Tucker, Jan L. – Social Education, 1993
Describes a visit by two U.S. social studies educators to schools in Krasnoyarsk, a city in Siberia, Russia. Discusses economic and social changes brought about by the end of the Cold War. Recommends more international and global education for both Russia and the United States. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Koch, Rose Franke; Cooper, Alan H. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the guiding principles of the United Nations and the issues it faces are a major part of the interdisciplinary program at Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey. Describes the Model UN club and how it reinforces the content and values presented in the regular curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conferences, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Cogan, John J. – Social Education, 1994
Presents an analysis and personal reflections on social and political changes in Russia between 1970 and 1994. Discusses how the social and economic changes have had a profound impact on elderly Russians. Concludes that the changes in Russia are a microcosm of those taking place throughout the world. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Economic Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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O'Reilly, Kevin – Social Education, 1998
Outlines a series of simulation activities using historical incidents to illustrate the importance of the decision-making process. Students act out historical roles as the leaders of Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia in the days leading up to World War I and as the Tsar of Russia after the Bloody Sunday massacre. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conflict, Constructivism (Learning), Decision Making, Diplomatic History
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Wheeler, Ron – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the end of the Cold War and new world realities present challenges to social studies teachers. Presents suggestions for helping students change their way of thinking about the world and the place of the United States within it. Encourages teachers to examine the existing social studies curriculum for relevance. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach