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Buswell, Carol – Social Education, 2011
People confront stereotypes every day, both in and out of the classroom. Some ideas have been carried in the collective memory and classroom textbooks for so long they are generally recognized as fact. Many are constantly being reinforced by personal experiences, family discussions, and Hollywood productions as well. The distinct advantage to…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Content Analysis, American Indians, Teaching Methods
Knoll, Michael – Online Submission, 2010
William H. Kilpatrick is worldwide known as "Mr. Project Method." But the origin of his celebrated paper of 1918 has never been explored. The discovery of a hitherto unknown letter reveals that Kilpatrick was an educational entrepreneur who, without regard for language and tradition, adopted the term "project" and used it in a provocative new way…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Agricultural Education, Figurative Language, Foundations of Education
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Du, Lihong – English Language Teaching, 2010
The Critical Period Hypothesis aims to investigate the reason for significant difference between first language acquisition and second language acquisition. Over the past few decades, researchers carried out a series of studies to test the validity of the hypothesis. Although there were certain limitations in these studies, most of their results…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Acquisition
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Rosenbaum, David L. – Social Education, 2010
On the morning of September 1, 1960, Herb Klein and Pierre Salinger met in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to discuss the details of what would be the first televised presidential debate. Klein was press secretary for Republican candidate Vice President Richard Nixon and Salinger was press secretary for Democratic candidate Senator John…
Descriptors: Legislators, Political Campaigns, Television, Debate
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2010
In this article, the author examines the practice of the filibuster, using as the featured document the signed cloture motion in the Senate for an end to the filibuster to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The accompanying teaching activities enable teachers to introduce their classes to the history and practice of the filibuster. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar; Keisuke, Fukaya; Lassegard, James P. – Online Submission, 2010
This research examines "lesson study" as a traditional model of creating professional knowledge in schools. "Lesson study," typically defined as teachers' classroom based collaborative research, has a long history in Japan as a shared professional culture with potential for enhancing learning, enriching classroom activities and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education
Ascoli, Francesco – Online Submission, 2010
The history of calligraphy and its insertion into the "cursus studiorum" of Italian schools is rebuilt, starting from the end of the 18th century. The history of teaching calligraphy was connected in fact not only with the development of writing styles and instruments but--particularly in the Italian context--it was burdened with other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Educational History, Elementary Schools
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Dyer, Becky – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2009
This article suggests how movement analysis from a socially contextualized perspective can inform understanding about the significance of sociopolitical contexts and aesthetic values in Western dance training. Perspectives of movement analysis provide groundwork for discussing perceivable ways to address discrepancies between democratic and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Ideology, Aesthetics, Motion
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Potter, Lee Ann; Eder, Elizabeth K. – Social Education, 2009
On July 23, 1787, delegates at the Constitutional Convention established a Committee of Detail to prepare a report and a printed draft of a Constitution "conformable to the proceedings of the convention." Two weeks later, the committee submitted a printed rough draft to the delegates for their consideration. In this first draft, the Preamble began…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), United States History, Constitutional Law, Sculpture
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Benedetto, Katy; Lamb, Alexandra; Cohen, Robert – Social Education, 2009
September 11, 2001, is a day most American high school students remember. They may not fully grasp the events that took place, the reasons behind the terrorist attacks on the United States, or their implications, but they remember. They were children when this national trauma occurred--and they saw those unforgettable television images of the…
Descriptors: Terrorism, National Security, Democracy, Primary Sources
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Rosenbaum, David L. – Social Education, 2009
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office on March 4, 1933, 15 million Americans, or one quarter of the nation's workers, were jobless. Hope faded as despair spread. Three years later, on July 10, 1936, Roosevelt took a special overnight train from Washington, D.C., to New York City for the dedication of the Triborough Bridge. The next day,…
Descriptors: World History, Corporations, Investment, Banking
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Martin, Marisa A. – Social Education, 2008
In recent decades, the environment has become a focus of intense national interest. Increasingly, individuals, organizations, and governmental entities have turned to the courts for resolution of environmental debates. Litigants in the courts must, however, clear the initial hurdle of "standing" to have their cases heard. In this article,…
Descriptors: Courts, Court Litigation, Climate, Conservation (Environment)
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Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2008
In 1878, Senator Aaron A. Sargent of California introduced to the Senate an amendment to the Constitution "Conferring upon Women the Right of Suffrage." Drafted by Susan B. Anthony, this same amendment would be introduced on a near-yearly basis until its final passage by Congress on May 19, 1919. Varying degrees of voting rights presented an…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Voting, Females
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Gadsden, Vivian L. – Review of Research in Education, 2008
Within the past 20 years, the arts have gained increasing prominence in educational discourses as well as public arenas. At the same time that traditional genres of art (e.g., music, visual art, and performance) are being taught as part of school curricula, the study of the arts in education has taken on new venues in supporting learning and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Epistemology, Expository Writing, Context Effect
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2008
In this article, the author uses several primary sources to demonstrate that George Washington, Samuel Cabble, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy stated their awareness of contemporary challenges, but looked to the future with hope and optimism. When they envisioned the future, their words indicated that they did not just imagine it, but…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Speeches, United States History, Presidents
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