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Hootstein, Edward W. – Social Education, 1995
Contends that student motivation is a major issue for all teachers but is of particular concern for middle school social studies teachers. Reports on an interview with 18 middle school teachers and 60 middle school students on the effectiveness of strategies designed to increase motivation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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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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Brady, H. Robert; Barth, James L. – Social Education, 1995
Discusses the origins and development of social studies education from the Populist/Progressive era to the present. Contends that, because of the influence of politics on programs of study in schools, the social studies curriculum has been affected by the rise and fall of ideological and political trends. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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Donaldson, Robert M.; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Contends that it is important to eliminate negative attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward children and adults with disabilities. Reports on a study of the effect of a unit on the history of treatment of persons with disabilities on 142 nondisabled students enrolled in 7 10th-grade social studies classes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Disability Discrimination
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Bingham, Marjorie – Social Education, 1994
Contends that, although Joan of Arc is treated as an aberration by history textbooks, this view ignores a medieval military tradition that provided a context for the acceptance of Joan's leadership. Presents a five-part lesson that deals with different aspects of medieval women's' military traditions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Wood, Linda P. – Social Education, 1994
Contends that oral history is a unique way to learn about past events and experiences. Describes an oral history project that resulted in the publication of 26 stories of Rhode Island women during World War II. Discusses the stories and their impact on the students who conducted the oral history interviews. (CFR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females