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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2012
Using literature in the social studies classroom is a useful pedagogy that is particularly well-suited in human rights education. Literature can give voice to people who cannot speak for themselves and gives students an opportunity to consider perspectives that are often foreign to them. When used with delicacy and care, these literary…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Civil Rights, Adolescent Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Saturday, January 3, 1863, Assistant Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward sent a letter to John D. Defrees, superintendent of Public Printing, asking that 500 copies of a "circular and proclamation" be printed. The letter also gave specific instructions as to what type of paper was to be used, the layout, and when the department wanted the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Printing, Slavery, United States History
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Hawke, Catherine; Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2012
Is sniffing at the front door of a private home by a trained narcotics detection dog a Fourth Amendment search requiring probable cause? Is a "drug dog" somehow like a manmade technology, such as a thermal imaging device? These were a couple of the questions recently presented to the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in "Florida v. Jardines."…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Studies
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Hess, Diana E. – Social Education, 2012
There are many approaches that schools could take to prepare and encourage young people to vote. These approaches may be less dramatic than linking registration to graduation, but they are more comprehensive and likely even more effective in the long term. In this article, the author encourages educators, particularly the social studies community,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Voting, Political Issues, Young Adults
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Social Education, 2012
Teaching students to write standard arguments in history classes is certainly worthwhile; teaching them to write historical arguments is even more so. Learning historical writing is something that a range of students can do. But what does it mean to write a good history essay and what might students' attempts to do so look like? Here, the author…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, History Instruction, Essays, Writing (Composition)
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The juxtaposition of the 2012 national elections and the marginalization of social studies/citizenship education in the pre-K-12 school curriculum has been both coincidental, and, in a way, an opportunity for social studies teachers, supervisors, and teacher educators to find ways to restore creative classroom instruction about history,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Public Support
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Dufour, Joanne, Comp. – Social Education, 2012
While nearly 85 percent of the U.S. population is currently made up of immigrants and their descendants, some groups were specifically targeted for exclusion and deliberately expelled. The Chinese were the first to experience this. In the 1850s, many Chinese who came to this land to search for gold or to help build the transcontinental railroad,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, United States History, Laborers, Foreign Countries
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Yell, Michael M. – Social Education, 2012
Getting students involved in the process of inquiry takes much more than pointing out a problem, offering sources, and setting them on their way. Fortunately, there are a number of teaching strategies that can be instrumental in engaging students in the process of inquiry. As a teacher of world history in the seventh grade, House of Avalon, at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, World History
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Armstrong, Stephen; Desrosiers, Marian – Social Education, 2012
A visitor to a random sampling of Modern World History classes in the United States will find that the subject of "revolution" is a favorite for many students. Reading about and researching individuals and topics such as Tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin, Marie Antoinette and guillotines is never boring. Unfortunately, in too many classrooms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, History Instruction, College Instruction
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Just a few months earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank reported that 1.4 billion people live below the new poverty rate of US $1.25 per day. That news was accompanied by stories of severe famine in Africa, Asia, and even scattered through Europe and the Americas. The author knows that it's sometimes difficult to teach about contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Global Approach, Internet
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Potter, Lee Ann; Zarr, Christopher – Social Education, 2012
In late 1939, the United States Bureau of the Census was gearing up for the 16th official enumeration, or count, of the nation's population. Authorities wanted to insure widespread participation. So, they made good use of some information revealed in the 1930 Census--namely that roughly 40 percent of American households had a radio set. In…
Descriptors: United States History, Data Collection, Census Figures, Incidence
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, controversy grows over recent statewide legislative initiatives that impose stricter identification requirements on voters. These new voter identification laws--especially those that require voters to produce a government-issued photo ID--are the subject of intense debates. During 2011, seven states…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Voting, Barriers
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Suiter, Mary C.; Schug, Mark C. – Social Education, 2012
Central banking in the United States has a long and controversial history dating back to the earliest days of the republic. One of the most widely presented arguments against a central bank has been that the U.S. Constitution does not expressly grant the federal government power to charter a bank. Recently, this issue has received new scrutiny in…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Banking, United States History, Power Structure
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Stiff-Williams, Helen; Sturtz, John P. – Social Education, 2012
A typical U.S. high school student today might be able to recite some milestones of civil rights history--the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56; the Freedom Rides of 1961; and (some would add) the election of the first African American president in 2008. But how many students understand that these events, which historians call out as milestones,…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Student Projects, Oral History
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Filipovitch, Anthony J.; Ozturk, Talip – Social Education, 2012
There is no better site for political or democratic action than the school itself and the students' own community, according to educational philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952). Learning about local government provides students with authentic examples of democratic processes and institutions that shape their daily lives. Getting involved in local…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizen Participation, Local Issues, Local Government
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