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Edgington, William D. – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on how student problem solving skills can be improved by teaching them a problem solving model. Includes a technique for developing student inquiry thinking using the game, Twenty Questions, or by examining conflicting statements. Includes the article, "Using Problem Solving Skills in a Fifth-Grade Classroom" (Alan Rock and Nicole…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 5, Inquiry
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Lloyd, Natalie; Schamel, Wynell; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2001
Provides historical information on the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and the role of A. Philip Randolph who originally conceived the idea for the March. Features a letter from A. Philip Randolph to President John F. Kennedy. Includes a list of teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Activism, Black History, Civil Rights, Educational Strategies
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Stevens, Robert L. – Social Education, 2001
Explores the work of Frederic Remington, an illustrator who presented an image of the U.S. western frontier that was more myth than reality. Includes excerpts from "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner. Presents a lesson where students find connections between Turner and Remington's views of…
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Art Products, Artists
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Alavi, Karima – Social Education, 2001
Addresses questions that teachers may face in the classroom to help them educate their students about Muslim Americans. Includes a list of books about Islam, topics to be used for classroom discussion, and other resources for teaching about Muslim Americans. (CMK)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Islam
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Breidenstein, Angela; Butler, Richard; Kamdar, Nipoli – Social Education, 2001
Describes an outreach program called, Economists in the Schools, in which students at Trinity University San Antonio (Texas) teach in the local elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Discusses the three models used in the schools, the results of measuring the program's success, and obstacles during the program. (CMK)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Students, Economics, Economics Education
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Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 2001
Describes the idea of the null curriculum in the context of teaching about genocide. Explores obstacles that prevent educators from teaching about genocides other than the Holocaust. Explains how teachers can begin teaching about other genocides in their classrooms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Singer, Alan J.; Murphy, Maureen O.; Miletta, Maureen McCann – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the "New York State Great Irish Famine Curriculum Guide," discussing the purpose of the curriculum. Describes the big questions approach that uses current events to learn about the famine and world history. Includes a list of big questions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Current Events, Curriculum Guides, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Gardner, Arlene L.; Chambers, John W. – Social Education, 2001
Discusses how to incorporate conflict resolution into history focusing on the Conflict Resolution in History project. Provides a case study depicting how to use conflict resolution by presenting a lesson plan exploring the 1846 War between the United States and Mexico. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Educational Strategies
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Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara – Social Education, 2001
Provides background information about the eugenics movement. Focuses on eugenics in the United States detailing the case, Buck v. Bell, and eugenics in Germany. Explores the present eugenic movement, focusing on "The Bell Curve," China's one child policy, and the use of eugenic sterilizations in the United States and Canada. Includes…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Courts, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Williams, Charles F. – Social Education, 2001
Focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court justices review of their participation as a group. Addresses issues examined by the Court during the 2000 term, such as the First Amendment and drug searches. Explores topics that the Court examined in 2001. Includes the article, "Teaching Activities." (CMK)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Drug Legislation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Doyle, Brooke Graham – Social Education, 2001
Describes a lesson that integrates U.S. history and economics to teach students about hyperinflation in the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. States that the students analyze primary documents, examine graphs, and participate in a role playing exercise. Includes copies of the primary sources and information on assessment. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Economics Education, Educational Strategies, History Instruction
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Libresco, Andrew S. – Social Education, 2001
Describes a project for high school students where the students write research papers that incorporate oral history interviews. Provides a list of questions students can answer and excerpts from students' research papers. Discusses which National Council for the Social Studies standards the assignment addresses. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, High School Students, History Instruction, Immigration
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Yell, Michael M. – Social Education, 2001
Presents a lesson plan on Pompeii (Italy) for middle school students that utilizes a teaching technique called interactive presentation. Describes the technique's five phases: (1) discrepant event inquiry; (2) discussion/presentation; (3) cooperative learning activity; (4) writing for understanding activity; and (5) whole-class discussion and…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 2001
Provides historical background on how President Richard Nixon selected someone as vice president after Spiro T. Agnew resigned due to criminal charges. Provides background information on his choice, Gerald Ford, and discusses the process of how Ford officially became vice president. Includes a document from the Nixon Presidential Materials…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Government Role, Historical Interpretation, Legislators
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DeCoker, Gary; Erickson, Erica – Social Education, 2001
Encourages social studies teachers to use visual aids. Focuses on the use of charts and graphs in Japanese elementary social studies student textbooks, citing that few are used in U.S. textbooks. Describes four different types of charts and graphs used in the Japanese textbooks. (CMK)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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