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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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Landman, James H. – Social Education, 2004
Images of heretics burning at the stake or of traitors being drawn, hanged, and quartered for disloyalty to the king seem well removed from twenty-first century America. Yet the laws that defined these offenses--which included heresy and blasphemy, sedition and treason--were at the heart of some of the most significant debates defining the shape…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, History, Foreign Countries, Laws
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Hahn, Carole L. – Social Education, 2001
Investigates citizenship education in five different countries over ten years: (1) Denmark; (2) Germany; (3) the United States; (4) the Netherlands; and (5) England. Focuses on adolescents, ages 14 to 19, within secondary schools using questionnaires and interviews with students and teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Research
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Beineke, John A. – Social Education, 1984
Orwell's thoughts on education were formulated partly by his experience as a student at an English preparatory school and his year and a half of teaching at a small boy's school. But he generated most of his thinking from his hypothesis that English society was a reflection of the educational system. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy
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Barrs, David – Social Education, 1994
States that a national survey indicated that 82% of British citizens reported learning nothing about the United Nations in school. Discusses efforts to improve education about the United Nations through the National Curriculum in England and Wales. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Bakken, Timothy – Social Education, 1994
Contends that the English coffee house was a social and economic institution that served as a daily newspaper and a center of commerce. Discusses coffee house origins, development, significance, and decline. Concludes that the coffee house served as a transition from medieval society to an age of rationality and industry. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Discussion Groups, Economic Change, Economic Climate
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Wales, Sandra K. – Social Education, 1994
Contends that women leaders, especially women who were warriors, have been ignored by history textbooks. Describes historical research on the roles of women in military history. Presents the story of three women who became significant military leaders during the medieval period. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Laughlin, Margaret – Social Education, 1994
Describes the origins and work of the Women's Land Army, a World War I British volunteer agricultural production unit. Details similar program in the United States. Identifies the impact of the Women's Land Army including enhanced political, economic, and physical freedom for the participants and future generations of women. (CFR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Females
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Carter, John Marshall – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that one way to make the study of history more interesting to students is for teachers to help them understand how historians recreate the past. Maintains that students who engage in historical investigations utilize primary sources, develop thinking skills, and draw conclusions on their own. (CFR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, History Instruction, History Textbooks
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Hedberg, Jacqueline H. – Social Education, 1988
Notes that writing can be a more effective tool for social studies learning if assignments require students to generate their own thoughts rather than restate someone else's ideas. Offers a two-day lesson on the reform of child labor practices during the English Industrial Revolution. A wide variety of writing activities are featured. (JDH)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Content Area Writing, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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Ashby, Rosalyn; And Others – Social Education, 1997
Describes the Chata Project, a British research project that challenged the prevalent assumption that children will construct sound causal explanations from factual information imparted during history instruction. Their research suggests that explicit instruction is required for children to understand the causal relationships among events,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Research