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Joseph, Pamela B.; Windschitl, Mark A. – Social Education, 1999
Provides two examples of how teachers have developed a critical and caring classroom culture. Believes that to foster this culture it is necessary to infuse the ideas of civic justice and morality into classroom activities throughout the school year. Describes how to create a classroom with a critical and caring culture. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Justice, Middle Schools
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Brinkley, Alan – Social Education, 1996
Characterizes the New Deal as "the single most important twentieth-century episode in the creation of the modern American state." Discusses the astonishing range of legislative activity enacted to respond to the Great Depression and the ensuing political opposition. Frankly evaluates those programs that failed. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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Gallagher, Hugh – Social Education, 1996
Profiles the elaborate attempts by the Roosevelt White House to hide his disability from the public. Early in his career, polio resulted in Franklin Roosevelt being paralyzed from the waist down. Although never officially denied, the White House went to extraordinary lengths to keep this knowledge from the public. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Censorship, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
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Cohen, Robert – Social Education, 1996
Personalizes the devastating effect of the Great Depression on young people through excerpts of letters sent to Eleanor Roosevelt. Young people across the country responded to the First Lady's efforts on behalf of the poor and dispossessed. Discusses the many relief and work programs created by the New Deal. (MJP)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Impact, Empathy, Federal Programs
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Black, Allida M. – Social Education, 1996
Describes Eleanor Roosevelt's efforts to correct institutional racism. Mrs. Roosevelt worked continually in support of civil rights for African Americans in employment, housing, and the armed services. Her efforts often were met with vehement and venomous opposition. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil Rights, Females
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Thompson, Rachel Yarnell – Social Education, 1996
Recalls the experiences of two North Dakota men who worked in New Deal jobs programs during the depression. Provides a personal look at the achievements and the administration of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Includes classroom suggestions for teachers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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Cohen, Robert – Social Education, 1996
Utilizes letters to the First Lady and President Roosevelt as primary sources for a series of activities supporting a unit on the Great Depression. The letter to Mrs. Roosevelt asks for some old clothes for a needy family. The letter to President Roosevelt expresses dissatisfaction with his efforts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Impact, Federal Programs, Females
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Rosen, Howard – Social Education, 1996
Characterizes the New Deal public works program as combining the short-term goal of unemployment relief with the long-term goal of regional economic development. Discusses the planning, implementation, and political opposition of the New Deal's many public works programs including the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Works Progress…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Development, Economic Factors
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Singer, Alan; And Others – Social Education, 1996
Presents 11 interdisciplinary projects that can be used as part of a unit of study on the Great Depression. The projects incorporate various styles of learning and disciplines, including art, music, mathematics, literature, and history. The projects include debates, dramatizations, creating newspapers, and collecting oral histories. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Capitalism, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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Fogel, Jared A.; Stevens, Robert L. – Social Education, 1996
Examines the controversy generated by art works commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Attempting to create work for depression-era artists, the WPA often commissioned murals for government buildings. Recounts the experience of Seymour Fogel, who's positive portrayal of Native Americans ran afoul of racist sentiments in Safford,…
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art History, Art Products, Artists