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Levinson, Meira – Social Education, 2014
The recently-released "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards" proposes an "inquiry arc" organized around developing questions and planning inquiries, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, evaluating sources and using evidence, and communicating conclusions and taking informed…
Descriptors: Civics, Social Studies, Student Participation, Citizenship Education
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Niederjohn, M. Scott; Schug, Mark C.; Wood, William C. – Social Education, 2014
"One who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount," says a colorful proverb from an earlier time. This may be an apt saying for the situation facing the new head of the Federal Reserve, Janet L. Yellen, who takes over at a time when successive rounds of Fed policy have taken the central bank into uncharted territory. By historical standards,…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Impact
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Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2014
America's founding documents--the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights--are icons of human liberty. But the ideals enshrined in those documents did not initially apply to all Americans. They were, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."…
Descriptors: Archives, Exhibits, Freedom, Civil Rights
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Naranjo, Dan – Social Education, 2014
"Insults, lies, and whale blood" should be the title for the latest international dispute involving the icy waters of Antarctica. Although this placid and remote area of the world seems to be the last place one might expect to encounter an intense debate between opposing cultures, the dispute is creating a worldwide legal stir that…
Descriptors: International Organizations, International Law, Conflict Resolution, Courts
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Kaplan, Howard – Social Education, 2014
The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, prompted a global outpouring of tributes and opened up important teachable moments for social studies educators. Some news commentators noted that effusive media coverage ran the risk of turning Mandela retrospectively into such a saintly figure as to airbrush away his humanity and his struggles.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, History, Court Litigation
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Fornaciari, Jim – Social Education, 2014
The October 2013 special issue of "Social Education" dealt with almost all AP social studies subjects, but omitted AP European History. This is one of the most fascinating AP subjects for students and teachers alike. In this article, the author shares his experiences since hewas given the responsibility of building his school's Advanced…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Athletic Coaches, Advanced Placement, European History
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Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Education, 2014
Waves of revolutionary actions beginning in late 2010 led to the downfall of dictatorial leaders who had been entrenched in the Arab world for decades. Everyday citizens used social media services to coordinate, communicate, expose, and respond to the oppressive forces that would crush pockets of resistance. The period known as the Arab Spring…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education
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Ellsworth, Tina M.; O'Brien, Joe; Moore, John – Social Education, 2014
How something begins can matter a lot, especially for young adults. "The circumstances under which a person enters a profession is predictive of how that person will view the profession for the rest of his or her life." The goal is for that view to be positive and long lasting for social studies educators. Can more be done to support…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Governing Councils
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Feinberg, Joseph R.; Doppen, Frans H.; Hollstein, Matthew S. – Social Education, 2014
When the Texas state legislature passed a law in the 1970s allowing school districts to deny enrollment or charge tuition to illegal immigrant children, the Tyler Independent School District instituted a $1,000 tuition rate for illegal immigrant children. Sixteen undocumented children from four Mexican families in Tyler filed a class-action suit…
Descriptors: Immigration, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts
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Ferrarini, Tawni Hunt; Day, Stephen – Social Education, 2014
Everyone under the age of 20 who has grown up in North America has lived in the common market created by NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a zone linking the United States, Canada, and Mexico, most goods and investments flow freely across borders to users, consumers, and investors. In 1994, NAFTA created the largest relatively…
Descriptors: Debate, International Trade, Regional Cooperation, Macroeconomics
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Cuenca, Alexander; Nichols, Joseph R., Jr. – Social Education, 2014
On August 9, Michael Brown, a college-bound black male, was fatally shot by a white police officer in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. For several days, jarring images of tear gas, militarized police, and unrest in Ferguson flickered on screens across the world. Undoubtedly, what brought Ferguson to the national consciousness--the death of a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Racial Relations, Racial Discrimination, Activism
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Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 2014
Just three years since it broke away from Sudan, the new country of South Sudan is embroiled in a violent civil war. This article examines what went wrong and why, by discussing the incredible difficulty of building a new nation from scratch following years of conflict, war, suspicion, and great expectations. How this tragedy will end is anyone's…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Nationalism, African Studies, Social Studies
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Davis, Annie – Social Education, 2014
What happens if Americans fundamental freedoms are denied or deferred? What is the ideal of freedom? Boston, Massachusetts, has long been a crucible for social, cultural, and political change. Here was the shot heard 'round the world, stronghold of abolition, home to the U.S. Colored Troops, the birthplace of American literature.... Boston is also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Freedom, Civil Rights, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Kaplan, Howard – Social Education, 2014
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. For Americans, this iconic document is a formative element of our own legal and political heritage. This "Lessons on the Law" column offers an overview of the "Great Charter," why it is significant, and what students and teachers should know about it. The article also highlights…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Social Studies, Lesson Plans, Heritage Education
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Cohen, Mark – Social Education, 2014
If there is one thing that teenagers like to talk about when it comes to the law, it's who does and does not have the right to search their "stuff." And in the world of "stuff," there is nothing more important to average American teenagers than their cell phones. So when, in the waning days of its 2013-2014 term, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Telecommunications, Religion, Lesson Plans
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