ERIC Number: EJ718733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 21
Using Technology to Enhance Intranational Studies
Johnson, Lisa E.
International Journal of Social Education, v19 n2 p32-38 Fall-Win 2004-2005
It is time for a new focus in American education, a focus on intranational globalization. Inviting students to explore the multiple perspectives and life experiences of America's multicultural groups has the potential to build empathy and tolerance for the great variety of citizens who inhabit and make up our country--African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, to name a few. Technology provides an excellent means by which to place students in situations to study and conceptualize the diverse perspectives within America. Using the Native American culture as an example, this article describes how a WebQuest can engage students in using the Internet and other resources to gather and use information to make decisions and reach consensus on proposed issues and challenges facing one of America's many intranational communities.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Educational Technology, American Indians, Empathy, Internet, Decision Making, Social Studies, Program Descriptions
International Journal of Social Education, Department of History-BB209, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Tel: 765-285-8621; Fax: 765-285-5612.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina