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Social Education, 2015
Within the United States, education has long been valued as a means of fostering the growth and development of each person in order to realize the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, non-discrimination, and respect for the rights of all. In an increasingly globalized world and within the United States itself, this growth and development must…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
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Kumler, Lori – Social Education, 2012
"Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization," has much to offer nearly any social studies classroom from 9th grade to college levels. The film is based on Lester R. Brown's book by the same name and is the 12th episode in the Journey to Planet Earth public television series. The film illustrates the complexity of climate change and its connections to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Classrooms, Grade 9, Secondary Education
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Fischer, John M.; Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz; Kellough, Zeb; Preslan, Jen – Social Education, 2007
Since 2001, classroom and pre-service teachers, along with high school and university students from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine and the United States, have participated in an international workshop that focuses on preparing students and teachers for life in an increasingly interconnected world. These intercultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Preservice Teacher Education