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Crocco, Margaret S.; Pervez, Nadia; Katz, Meredith – Social Studies, 2009
The authors offer a brief introduction to the history of women of the Middle East, with a focus on three major religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Schools are paying increased attention to teaching world history, but they are giving too little attention to incorporating women as part of world history. One of the major dividing lines…
Descriptors: World History, Females, Christianity, Foreign Countries
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Contreras, Gloria; Rice, Marion J. – Social Studies, 2009
In this article, the authors investigate Mexican education reform and decentralization and how the state of Jalisco focused in the early twenty-first century on developing a sequential curriculum for teaching civics in grades 1-6. The authors use the term "educacion civica" because in Mexico the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Social Life, Textbooks, Democracy, Educational Change
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Fry, Sara Winstead – Social Studies, 2009
The search for literature that is of high quality and interest, is written at age-appropriate levels for adolescent readers, addresses social studies topics, and presents multicultural perspectives can be daunting. "Legend of the St Ann's Flood" is a fiction trade book that meets all of these criteria. Its setting in Trinidad and Tobago…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Adolescent Literature, Fiction
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Field, Sherry L.; Bauml, Michelle; LeCompte, Karon; Alleman, Janet – Social Studies, 2009
The authors describe how three elementary teachers working in very different parts of the United States teach about Mexico. These teachers' practices allow them to enhance the traditional social studies curriculum, help children learn about themselves and other people, and increase children's capacities for global citizenship. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers
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Misco, Thomas – Social Studies, 2009
This article responds to the curricular challenges teachers face with Holocaust education, including cursory treatments and a lack of focus on individual experiences. First, the author argues for a case-study approach to help students reengage concrete and complex features of the Holocaust as a point of departure for subsequent inquiry. In…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Jews
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Alazzi, Khaled F. – Social Studies, 2008
The author conducted research in Jordan, where he interviewed secondary school social studies teachers about their perspectives on teaching critical-thinking skills in their classrooms. All interviews were audiotaped or videotaped in Arabic and later translated into English. The author qualitatively analyzed data, including the translations of the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Street, Chris – Social Studies, 2008
It was 1,000 years ago that King Ethelred ordered the building of a large fleet of ships to blockade England from Viking invaders in a last-ditch effort to stop a series of invasions that had plagued England for decades. Although teachers may already have a personal and professional fascination with this and other events surrounding the Viking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Studies, Web Sites
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Zhao, Yali; Zhou, Xiaoguang; Huang, Lihong – Social Studies, 2008
The authors interviewed more than one hundred high school students in three regions of China about their knowledge and perceptions of the United States and China. The authors' findings suggest the following: (1) students possess extensive knowledge about the United States in terms of its history, geography, socioeconomic system, and education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Kelley, Jane E. – Social Studies, 2008
Multicultural children's literature is a passport to foreign cultures. Because we live in a global and multicultural society, it is important to help children understand cultures different from their own. Many educators use picture storybooks to introduce the social life and customs of other societies. This article highlights four realistic…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Social Systems, Social Influences, Picture Books
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Demircioglu, Ismail H. – Social Studies, 2008
This study's primary purpose is to investigate the ways in which eighth-grade students responded to a story told to them in a history lesson, which was intended to teach them tolerance. The author used a qualitative approach to gather data in this study. First, he researched the literature dealing with the importance of storytelling in education.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Joseph, Brad – Social Studies, 2008
The French Revolution can be a difficult subject to teach. Students often struggle to relate to events that happened more than two hundred years ago in France. In this article, the author suggests three key causes for the failure of the revolution that social studies teachers can focus on when teaching this topic. He also provides several stories…
Descriptors: World History, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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Martin, Leisa A. – Social Studies, 2008
To prepare students for effective citizenship, the author examines the Pledge of Allegiance and explores its meaning, history, and role in American history. The author includes quotes presenting different views of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and examples of pledges from different countries. Teachers are encouraged to have students examine their…
Descriptors: United States History, Citizenship Education, Patriotism, Political Socialization
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Labrana, Carlos Munoz – Social Studies, 2007
In Chile, teaching is in a period of transition between occupation and profession. To examine teachers' perceptions of their profession, the author conducted a qualitative, phenomenological investigation. He interviewed twenty-seven history and social science teachers employed at urban secondary schools in Chile. He found that teachers believe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Occupations, Teacher Attitudes
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Cech, Roman; Marks, Melanie Beth – Social Studies, 2007
The typical method of presenting supply and demand in high school classes often leaves students with an impression that markets are simple and function effortlessly. In reality, the effectiveness of markets depends on the quality of complex institutions such as private property and property-rights enforcement. Students often do not realize that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supply and Demand, Economics, Private Sector
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