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ERIC Number: EJ793524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Using the Jehovah's Witness Cases to Stimulate Student Thinking
Martinson, David L.
Social Studies, v99 n2 p77-81 Mar-Apr 2008
Critics charge that social studies education often fails at the most rudimentary level because there is a tendency to "play it safe" by focusing on general abstractions while avoiding discussion of specific--and often times controversial--topics. In this article, the author argues that one way in which social studies teachers can overcome such criticisms centers around introducing students to what he labels the "Jehovah's Witness cases." He maintains that these cases can provide a springboard into the discussion of a number of controversies that are particularly relevant to student understanding of the contemporary American political process. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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