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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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Magwood, Ayo; Ferraro, Krista Fantin – Social Education, 2013
Each week, U.S. government classes at the authors' school eagerly organize and participate in moot courts. When they began a search for a Supreme Court case study on substantive due process, they found that the only appropriate brief on the StreetLaw website--a treasure trove of student-accessible court case summaries--"Lawrence v.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Social Studies
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
March is Women's History Month. While the approach to the study of the role of women in U.S. history has changed dramatically since the author was a classroom teacher, there is still a need to do more to fully integrate women into history throughout the curriculum and throughout the school year. Finding good sites to help classroom teachers and…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, History Instruction, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Many national anthem lyrics focus on struggle and war between nations. Some, such as "The Star Spangled Banner," focus on a single battle or incident, like the War of 1812. Others stress the bravery, strength, and courage of the soldiers and sometimes the entire nation. Other anthems, such as Brazil's, focus on the beauty and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Tolley, William J. – Social Education, 2013
William Tolley, a teaching fellow with the Choices Program, is the Learning and Innovation Coach and head of history at the International School of Curitiba, Brazil (IB). He writes in this article that he has found that the "Competing Visions of Human Rights" teaching unit, developed by Brown University's Choices Program, provides a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Public Policy, Educational Resources
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Teaching economics at the preK-12 level has always been one of the most difficult aspects of social studies education notes C. Frederick Risinger, yet, throughout his teaching career economic issues and events were the drivers of most historical, political, and sociological trends and topics and even human slavery was driven and maintained by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, United States History, Economics, Economics Education
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Cook, Erika; Becker, Aaron – Social Education, 2013
In this article, Erika Cook and Aaron Becker suggest teachers travel to "unfamiliar" lands to not only breathe life into global lessons but also to gain new perspectives and experiences as educators. For teachers who dread teaching about an unfamiliar place or culture, Cook and Becker recommend considering the very real opportunities to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grants
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van 't Hooft, Mark – Social Education, 2013
One of the challenges that social studies educators face daily is how to make student learning relevant. Digital technologies can play an important role by connecting what happens in the classroom to the world beyond. One way to do this is by turning students into producers of information and having them create content rather than simply consume.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Technology, Local History, Student Research
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Schrum, Kelly – Social Education, 2012
Teaching world history is challenging. In addition to covering the history of the world geographically and chronologically, it is difficult to find high quality, translated materials ready for classroom use. The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University offers free, online materials, including primary sources,…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, World History, History Instruction
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Wangerin, Laura – Social Education, 2012
Technology offers three major benefits to world history teachers: an online supply of supplemental resources; access to creative tools; and the opportunity for students to collaborate. These three positive contributions vary in the degree of involvement they require of students. Supplemental resources offer or display information, but often lack a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, History Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Enrichment
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The author started writing a "What I Learned..." column back in 2007. However, in the 2011 edition, he wants want to make a few comments about the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual meeting, a couple of the general sessions, and an NCSS initiative that he is proud to support. The author mentions that Secretary Arne Duncan…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Technology
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Hostetler, Andrew L. – Social Education, 2012
The author experienced the introduction of the Internet as a high school student. Reflecting on that experience, he now realizes that he did not understand the possibilities offered by chat rooms, instant messaging, and other Internet-based communication tools to increase sociopolitical connectedness. As the teacher of an eleventh grade social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
The author truly believes that the marginalization of social studies is not only harming the profession, it is jeopardizing the democracy. But if social studies is in jeopardy, consider the colleagues in the arts and music. Art and music programs have been reduced or eliminated in thousands of schools throughout the nation. Marginalizing art and…
Descriptors: Specialists, Social Studies, Music Education, Citizenship Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Many readers may recall that this author wrote an open letter to President Obama in 2010 where he took issue with the emphasis on math and science education resulting in the marginalization of social studies and citizenship. In this column, he has selected and written about websites that focus on the election process. The author hopes this will…
Descriptors: Internet, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Elections
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
In the previous issue of "Social Education," this column looked at the upcoming elections from a more general point of view and recommended websites that examined presidential election history, voting laws, and the origins of the Electoral College and how it works. In this column, the author focuses specifically on this year's presidential battle…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elections, Web Sites
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