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ERIC Number: EJ771312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
The Monroe Doctrine: Critical Thinking through the Use of a Commemorative Coin
Martin, Leisa A.
Social Studies, v98 n3 p93-98 May-Jun 2007
The author presents a social studies lesson that uses a commemorative coin to encourage understanding of the Monroe Doctrine. The international factors surrounding the formation of the Monroe Doctrine are discussed along with the implications and limitations of the document. The lesson provides quotations from the Monroe Doctrine, discusses how images on the commemorative coin relate to the Monroe Doctrine, and explores examples of coins, stamps, and monuments used by countries, towns, and universities to commemorate people or events. Students are also encouraged to discuss reasons that nations or organizations choose to produce commemorative objects. Through this lesson, teachers can promote content and critical-thinking skills, which are necessary as part of citizenship preparation. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States