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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Education, 2013
In this article, the author argues that geography is more than a passive backdrop to time and events. Geographical perception is culturally mediated. He examines the case of the American Southwest and how its geography and historical heritage have been portrayed and how they might be otherwise if viewed through a different lens. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Geography, United States History, Geographic Regions, Primary Sources
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Middleton, Tiffany – Social Education, 2013
Reading U.S. Supreme Court opinions can be intimidating. Yet, in the digital age, it has never been easier to access them. The average opinion is about 4,750 words, and is one of approximately 75 issued by the Court each year. It might be reassuring to know that opinions contain similar parts and tend to follow a similar format. There are also…
Descriptors: Opinions, Court Litigation, Content Analysis, Position Papers
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Ho, Li-Ching; Seow, Tricia – Social Education, 2013
Chinatowns are familiar emblems of "Chineseness" in many countries and are among the most visible and tangible spatial manifestations of Chinese migration. Large and well-established Chinatowns can be found in diverse locales, including New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Paris, Sydney, and Singapore. Despite sharing numerous easily…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Migration, Governance
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Wolfford, David – Social Education, 2013
Steven Spielberg's latest movie "Lincoln" updates Americans' national understanding of their sixteenth president and provides a partial, artful lesson on the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment that abolished slavery. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, this movie will become a defining work on President Abraham Lincoln's character and leadership…
Descriptors: Slavery, War, Video Technology, Presidents
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Ragsdale, Bruce A. – Social Education, 2013
The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on charges of conspiring to spy for the Soviet Union remains one of the defining moments of the Cold War era. The dramatic allegations of stolen atomic secrets and networks of Communist spies riveted the public's attention. The determination of government prosecutors reflected a widely shared belief that the…
Descriptors: United States History, Court Litigation, History Instruction, Law Related Education
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Ladd, Brian; Stepp, Heidi – Social Education, 2013
Amador Valley High School, in Pleasanton, California, uses two unique approaches to teaching Advanced Placement Government and Politics. AP Government consists of six units: Constitutional Underpinnings; Political Behavior and Political Beliefs; Mass Media, Interest Groups, and Political Parties; Institutions of Government; Civil Liberties and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Government (Administrative Body), Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Percoco, James A. – Social Education, 2013
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial was established in 2007 to serve, in part, as an organization devoted to educating young people and visitors to the memorial in an effort to ensure that the lessons, legacy, and sacrifices of World War II not be forgotten. After 32 years of teaching history at West Springfield High School in…
Descriptors: War, Interviews, History Instruction, Video Technology
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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O'Hara, Lynne M. – Social Education, 2013
In the winter of 2011, this author was working late in her classroom at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, when she opened an email offering a summer institute where 15 teachers would walk the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France. The catch--each teacher had to bring one high school student. The Albert Small Student/Teacher…
Descriptors: War, Social Studies, History Instruction, Competition
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Dunne, Kerry A.; Martell, Christopher C. – Social Education, 2013
At one high school outside of Boston, most students look forward to their daily American history class. They love their teacher's regular pop culture references and arrive ready to participate in the lively and contentious debates. Yet, despite Almira's fondness for the teacher and deep commitment to academic success, this class causes her more…
Descriptors: Immigrants, High School Students, United States History, English Language Learners
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Roncone, John; Newhalfen, Nate – Social Education, 2013
Classroom projects that explore culture and globalization enhance the curriculum and help students see how geography directly connects to their lives. These authors contend that a project-based approach can supplement the teaching of an AP Human Geography course, and visualize this course as an essential tool for students to truly understand how…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Advanced Placement, Tests
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Haynes, Charles C. – Social Education, 2013
An innovative program for schools that promotes respect and understanding between major religions enables students to engage with peers around the world via videoconferencing. Using videoconferencing and online community, "Face to Faith" enabled students from across the globe to learn from, with, and about one another. In the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Student Attitudes
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Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2013
In April 2013, Florida will commemorate Juan Ponce de Leon's historic voyage. Yet Ponce de Leon's arrival was, in several important ways, not just the beginning of Spain's presence in Florida, but in North America as a whole. Today, the historical Spanish influence on America is palpable--in culture, language, politics, and more. This year marks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, Navigation, History Instruction
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Fernandez, Luis Martinez – Social Education, 2013
The topics of Columbus's voyages of exploration, the first encounters between Amerindians and Europeans, and the ensuing collision of their respective worlds provide ample opportunities for creative and stimulating pedagogical approaches that go beyond the stale memorization of dates, places, and names. This essay and accompanying classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, American Indian History, Intergroup Relations
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Cruz, Barbara C. – Social Education, 2013
In this article, the author tells the story of the 22-month program involving the political exodus of thousands of Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad--the government assuming legal guardianship of their children--Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied children…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Teaching Methods, Latin Americans, Elementary Secondary Education
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