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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.; Manfra, Meghan McGlinn – Social Education, 2012
The release of Apple's iPad was met with great enthusiasm by educators and schools. Yet, if this new technology is retrofitted to traditional teaching activities its full potential will go unrealized. The presence of iPads alone will not generate transformative educational experiences in the social studies; however, the appropriation of the device…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Swan, Stephen B. – Social Education, 2012
Historical reenactments are a frequently utilized active learning strategy that encourages students to engage in historical thinking. They require students to critically read and synthesize information, consider multiple perspectives, and write a coherent narrative demonstrating an understanding of the time period, event, and the individuals…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, History Instruction, Role Playing, Video Technology
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Milson, Andrew J.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Social Education, 2012
The recent National Assessment of Educational Progress in Geography revealed that few American students can identify locations of current events, the scale of those events, or why those events are important. Social studies educators have found that by incorporating emerging technologies into their classroom--such as Geographic Information Systems…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, National Competency Tests, Current Events, Geographic Information Systems
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Cafarella, Lindsey; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Social Education, 2012
Teaching about China can often be difficult because Chinese culture is very different from the culture of most American students. Students in social studies classes can find it hard to relate to such a distant and unfamiliar country. As China becomes a more and more integral part of the social studies curriculum, teachers must find effective…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Cultural Education
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Jiang, Ji-li – Social Education, 2012
In this article the author reflects on her visits to American schools to talk about the experiences she describes in "Red Scarf Girl." In her book, she explains picture by picture, story after story how she and her family lived in darkness, how they were brainwashed, and about the concentration of power in China. She stresses that …
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Cultural Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Brown, Barbara B.; Metzler, John; Root, Christine – Social Education, 2012
"Kony 2012," the video by Invisible Children that went viral in March, offers an extraordinary teaching moment, as millions of teens across the country now know and care about a Ugandan warlord named Joseph Kony and the abducted children forced to serve in his militia. Many of these American young people hope to play a role in bringing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Media Literacy, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
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Libresco, Andrea S.; Balantic, Jeannette – Social Education, 2012
This article presents what the authors consider to be the ten top websites for teaching about issues in the election season. These include: (1) The Annenberg Political Fact Check--a non-partisan organization that assesses the accuracy of candidates' information in ads, speeches, and debates; (2) The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Ads…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elections, Political Issues, Web Sites
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Hartoonian, H. Michael; Van Scotter, Richard D. – Social Education, 2012
The social landscape of the United States can be mapped by using a series of cultural fault lines. This topography portrays conditions that descriptions of the surface fail to illuminate. Many of these schisms are the by-product of ideological positions that diminish personal responsibility and thoughtful civic discourse. If left unattended, these…
Descriptors: Freedom, Democracy, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
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Mitchell, Jerry T.; Cantrill, Jeremy; Kearse, Justin – Social Education, 2012
Bridges are some of the most majestic features in the American landscape. For classrooms, the bridge serves as an important component of one of the main themes of geography: movement. One bridge, north of Manhattan and crossing the Hudson River, is the Tappan Zee. One aspect that stands out in a way that does not at all appear reasonable: the…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Site Selection
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Edbrooke, Odette; Ambrose, Meg Leta – Social Education, 2012
What would Benjamin Franklin's Facebook page look like? Would he be "friends" with William Pierce, James Madison, or Alexander Hamilton? Would there have been a separate Facebook group for the framers of the Constitution, where they would have posted comments on the wall regarding the different stipulations that needed inclusion in the…
Descriptors: United States History, Perspective Taking, Influence of Technology, Privacy
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Hartwick, James M. M.; Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2012
Last summer, California and Massachusetts became the sixth and seventh states--along with Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland--to send a resolution to the U.S. Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to (1) end the court's extension of personhood rights to corporations, and (2) enable the government to definitively…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Constitutional Law, Policy Analysis
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Kim, Hyunduk – Social Education, 2012
During World War II, human rights violations against women took on gargantuan proportions of indescribable horror. The Japanese military engaged in the systematic abduction of women from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other nations and confined them to military installations in Japanese-occupied territories to serve…
Descriptors: Females, Civil Rights, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Carano, Kenneth T.; Bailey, Robert W. – Social Education, 2012
The forceful induction of children as child soldiers is an abhorrent violation of human rights. It is very disturbing that while many children are forcibly recruited into armed conflicts, others actually volunteer, due to their nightmarish alternatives. Although the practice has recently gained worldwide attention, awareness alone will not end the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Children
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Bousalis, Rina – Social Education, 2012
Iranian women have endured more than 30 years of an Islamist dictatorship that uses religion as a validation for unjust control. Human rights violations against women in Iran are a tragic phenomenon for an otherwise highly developed civilization. Invisible and powerless in a male-dominated society, Iranian women are discouraged from becoming…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Dress Codes
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O'Brien, Jason L.; Barbieri, Kyle T. – Social Education, 2012
In the recent past, and especially since September 11, 2001, many democratic nations have been forced to deal with the threat of attacks on their land. Former U.S. President George W. Bush famously labeled this challenge the "War on Terror." Examining how nations address this issue offers a golden opportunity for social studies teachers…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Democracy
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