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Braun, Joseph A. – Social Education, 1987
Reviews "Decisions Decisions", a computer-based simulation for grades 5 through 12 which involves the whole class in making policy decisions on historical and current events with the use of only one computer. Topics of the seven separate simulations are: immigration, colonization, revolutionary wars, urbanization, foreign policy, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Social Education, 1988
Summarizes the incidents of vandalism and violence perpetrated by a teenage group called "skinheads," which occurred on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, on the night of November 9, 1987. Includes information about "skinhead" activities around the United States and how communities and the media have reacted. (JDH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship, Civil Rights, Group Activities
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Otto, Robert – Social Education, 1987
Offers a brief introduction and resource list on teaching about science-related social issues. Provides three complete lesson plans for elementary, middle school, and high school use. The topics covered in the lessons are energy production and consumption in the United States; nuclear power concepts, issues, and controversies; and the arms race.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Plants
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Barth, James L. – Social Education, 1987
Describes the contrasting policies and viewpoints of Zambia and Malawi toward their neighboring nation, South Africa. Notes the economic and political pressures that bordering nations experience and details how these affect official policies and unofficial attitudes. (JDH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Social Problems
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Branson, Margaret Stimmann – Social Education, 1971
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Education, History Instruction
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Campanella, Alfred J. – Social Education, 1971
Titles of the teacher developed units are: students write constitutions reflecting liberal and conservative views; a guide to the draft; and, life in medieval times. (VW)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Learning Activities, Medieval History, Secondary Education
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Ferree, George; Ferree, Catherine – Social Education, 1971
Principal issues are: evaluation of laws; effecting changes in law; meaning of order, relationship of law and order. Primary tasks for elementary schools are: fostering understanding about language for clear, consistent, and cogent discourse; communicating accurate, comprehensive information about the issues; and, providing participative…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Conflict, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Onosko, Joseph J. – Social Education, 1995
Examines possible reasons for the lack of issues-oriented instruction in social studies classrooms. Provides curriculum suggestions to remedy this, including exploring debatable issues that can be researched and are interesting. Includes 12 instructional strategies designed to maintain student interest and smooth over rough spots. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Curriculum Design
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Gallo, Maria – Social Education, 1995
Presents three law-related education lesson plans discussing the relationship between church and state. The first two lessons, establishment of religion and free exercise of religion, culminate in the third, a round table discussion. The students research, role play, and argue hypothetical and real court cases. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events
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Kim, Cathy Y.; Garcia, Jesus – Social Education, 1996
Argues that literature-based social studies provide personal perspectives for examining essential social studies concepts and generalizations. Includes lesson sequences utilizing trade books to teach about poverty, hope, and involuntary relocation for primary, middle, and secondary school students. Briefly describes the books mentioned and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Engle, Shirley H. – Social Education, 1990
Criticizes the National Commission on Social Studies in the Schools' report, "Charting a Course: Social Studies for the 21st Century." Questions the report's chronological exposition of history, exclusion of social problems until twelfth grade, emphasis on content, lack of selectivity, and declarative mood. Contends that, by ignoring…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Content Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking
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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
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