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Feinberg, Joseph R.; Doppen, Frans H.; Hollstein, Matthew S. – Social Education, 2014
When the Texas state legislature passed a law in the 1970s allowing school districts to deny enrollment or charge tuition to illegal immigrant children, the Tyler Independent School District instituted a $1,000 tuition rate for illegal immigrant children. Sixteen undocumented children from four Mexican families in Tyler filed a class-action suit…
Descriptors: Immigration, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, controversy grows over recent statewide legislative initiatives that impose stricter identification requirements on voters. These new voter identification laws--especially those that require voters to produce a government-issued photo ID--are the subject of intense debates. During 2011, seven states…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Voting, Barriers
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Filipovitch, Anthony J.; Ozturk, Talip – Social Education, 2012
There is no better site for political or democratic action than the school itself and the students' own community, according to educational philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952). Learning about local government provides students with authentic examples of democratic processes and institutions that shape their daily lives. Getting involved in local…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizen Participation, Local Issues, Local Government
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Marcus, Alan S.; Levine, Thomas H. – Social Education, 2010
Monuments are valuable resources for social studies teachers. They provide opportunities for student learning and engagement that are not easily duplicated in the classroom. Their physical appearance, history of creation, narratives, and other features promote opportunities for students to deepen understanding of specific content and to develop…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Thinking Skills, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Blanchette, Sue – Social Education, 2010
In Texas, the members of the State Board of Education (SBOE) are elected in a partisan election. One of the duties of the State Board of Education is overseeing the writing of curriculum standards for the various content areas. A call went out to educators across the state, asking for volunteers to write the standards. Committees were formed for…
Descriptors: Hearings, Social Studies, Academic Standards, State Boards of Education
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Nelson, Jack L. – Social Education, 2010
Academic freedom is the freedom to inquire--to study, learn, teach, express, and debate ideas. Academic freedom is essential to education in a democracy, a professional responsibility of teachers, and the fundamental purpose for social education. These ideas occur in the traditional education literature. Academic freedom is not just a professional…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Democracy, Social Studies
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
The national common educational standards and the role of citizenship education is an important issue for all social studies educators--preK through college. This article presents websites that examine the Common Core Standards Initiative's work and plans for the future and some that focus more specifically on the social studies/citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Teachers, National Curriculum
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2008
On an earlier column titled "What I learned at the NCSS Annual Meeting," the author wrote about the Internet-oriented materials and resources featured at the 2006 NCSS convention in Washington, D.C. Having received many e-mails from readers telling him that they appreciated having the opportunity to see which companies, not-for-profit,…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Internet, United States History, Educational Resources
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Resta, Paul; Flowers, Betty S.; Tothero, Ken – Social Education, 2007
This article describes the "The Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century," a newly unveiled website jointly created by the Learning Technology Center of The University of Texas at Austin and The National Archives' 12 presidential libraries. This web-based resource provides access to the continually growing store of digitized assets from…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Libraries, Web Sites
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Acheson, Gillian; Bednarz, Robert S. – Social Education, 2006
The importance of maps and other graphic representations has become more important to geography and geographers. This is due to the development and widespread diffusion of geographic (spatial) technologies. As computers and silicon chips have become more capable and less expensive, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning satellite…
Descriptors: Maps, Spatial Ability, Social Studies, Map Skills
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Williams, Charles F. – Social Education, 2005
Reactions to the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and debate over the president's replacement nomination, Judge John Roberts, Jr., of the D.C. Circuit, dominated this summer's Supreme Court recess. Subsequently, after Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's death on September 3, 2005, President Bush nominated Roberts for the chief justice…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Court Litigation, Judges, Opinions
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Sperling, Carol E. – Social Education, 2000
Presents a lesson about frontier life in Texas and is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file "Castolon Historic District" and other source materials about Castolon and ranching in the Big Bend region. States that the lesson could be incorporated into units on westward expansion or U.S. geography. (CMK)
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Historic Sites, Photographs, Primary Sources
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1988
Examines the events leading to and immediately following the declaration of war on Mexico in 1846. Includes the second and third pages of Abraham Lincoln's "Spot Resolutions" and presents teaching suggestions for interpreting the document and assessing public opinion. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Student Participation
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Jones, Richard C. – Social Education, 1999
Traces the interrelationships among dependence, environmental degradation, and human health in the Rio Grande Valley of Mexico and Texas. Presents a case study on environmental factors threatening family health in households located on both sides of the border; the health problems can be overcome by addressing restrictive zoning, health services,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Change, Environmental Influences, Family Health
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Tani, Masaru; And Others – Social Education, 1993
Reports on a study trip by 13 U.S. social studies educators and publishers to Japan. Compares development, marketing, and selection of textbooks in the United States and Japan. Concludes that both nations should improve textbooks and textbook selection processes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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