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O'Brien, Jason L.; Sears, Christine E. – Social Studies, 2011
Set during the Cold War and space race, this historical role-play focuses on Wernher von Braun's involvement in and culpability for the use of slave laborers to produce V-2 rockets for Nazi Germany. Students will grapple with two central questions. Should von Braun have been allowed to emigrate to the United States given his affiliation with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Playing, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Biographies
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Street, Chris; Stang, Kristin – Social Studies, 2008
Asking students to explore teacher-selected Web sites is an effective way to provide students with appropriate links to credible online resources. This article provides several links to relevant sites that cover the Holocaust and Nazi Germany in general. It also provides several sites that focus on one particularly controversial and significant…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, European History, History Instruction
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Dumas, Wayne; Dumas, Alesia – Social Studies, 1996
Investigates civic education curricular reform in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Discusses the problems inherent in reforming an entire educational system, from textbooks to teachers, originally designed for Marxist-Leninist purposes. Examines the German state educational structure and the role that the main political parties play in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Diskant, James A. – Social Studies, 1997
Provides an excellent annotated bibliography concerning the post-World War II situation in Germany and the origins of the Cold War. Many of the books listed incorporate a wide range of primary sources including, memoirs, diary entries, newspaper accounts, and official documents. Some of the annotations include teaching suggestions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Communism, Diplomatic History, Educational Resources
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Garland, James – Social Studies, 1991
Presents a teacher's report on personal reactions and attitudes of both German students and teachers toward German reunification. Information was obtained through interviews during a week stay in Germany in March 1990. Includes many quotes expressing fear of nationalism and hope for the future, and recognizing social and economic problems Germany…
Descriptors: Current Events, Economic Factors, European History, Foreign Countries
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Kirkwood, Toni Fuss – Social Studies, 1991
Presents commentaries concerning German reunification made by prominent German intellectuals. Focuses on social and economic adjustments necessary for successful reunification. Lists topics for classroom discussion and suggests how to examine the implications of reunification from a global perspective. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Democratic Values, Economic Change
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Krause, Horst – Social Studies, 1986
Using examples from Germany, the USSR, and the United States, this article explores the inconsistency of nationalism and chauvinist pride with the commonality of human nature as represented in the values, convictions, creeds, morals, and ethics of the people in these countries. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, European History, High Schools
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Beauchamp, Edward R. – Social Studies, 1972
A classic example of what can occur when a government bases a policy, not on the political, military, and economic considerations of national interest, but on an ideological base like a religious crusade. A contribution to failure in Russia. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Policy, Resource Materials
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DeMichele, Michael – Social Studies, 1971
Traces the state educational program which at all levels aimed at the self-realization of the German race." (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives