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Muetterties, Carly; Swan, Kathy – Social Education, 2019
Change comes when individuals transform themselves first and then move outward into the world. The C3 Framework lays out a vision for civic action within Dimension 4 of the Inquiry Arc in a section titled "Taking Informed Action." The Framework emphasizes that "It is important to note that taking informed action … should be grounded…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Activism, Social Action, Civics
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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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Allen, Rodney F. – Social Education, 1974
An activity is suggested as one method of examining lifestyle implications of diverse commitments and values to help students deal with both social and personal concerns. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Conflict, Learning Activities, School Role, Self Actualization
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Lampert, Julie – Social Education, 1992
Discusses highlights of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child that a student outlines in a letter to Senator William Bradley of New Jersey. Includes children's needs and problems. Describes the health care situation in the United States and its effect on children from poor families. Argues that the convention contains many advantages and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, International Cooperation
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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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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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McDonough, Judith – Social Education, 1999
Presents an overview of women in the Progressive Era, providing a glimpse at how women attempted to reform society and simultaneously change ideas about the role of women at the turn of the 20th century. Reviews the various roles of these women, such as suffragettes, individual freedom activists, and labor organizers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Females, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Mandela, Nelson – Social Education, 1995
Presents a message to young people from Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa. Calls for a bridge between the youth of Africa and the United States. Asserts that racial divisions in the United States are major social issues that must be solved. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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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
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Scott, Kathryn – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that, on the 75th anniversary of women's suffrage, significant advances in the legal status, achievements, and opportunities for women have been made. Contends, however, that sexual harassment is still widespread in the nation's schools. Includes six charts defining and describing forms of sexual harassment. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females