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Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2011
On January 3, 1909, Emily Hamilton and Louis Overstreet wrote to President Theodore Roosevelt begging his "leave to work under your Committee for the relief of the sufferers of Italy." The two were engaged and were willing to rush their marriage plans if the president needed them. Their letter was prompted by the powerful earthquake that…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Presidents, Emergency Programs
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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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Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
"Ameryka-Echo" was one of the most popular Polish-language weeklies, published in the United States between 1889 and 1972. Its founder and owner, Antoni A. Paryski, consciously sought to transplant ideas of Polish Positivism to the Polish-American immigrant communities in the United States. Reading was a central concept of…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Polish Americans, Immigrants, Social Systems
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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Carano, Kenneth T.; Berson, Michael J. – Social Education, 2008
This article describes the Frank Reade dime novels, published in 1882, that are now recognized as the beginnings of the modern science fiction novel in the United States. They illustrate the hope that Americans of the time held for the future that newly invented technology could offer. Although the Frank Reade stories highlighted the promise of…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Science Fiction, Novels, Social Studies
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Gunderson, Gerald – Social Education, 2007
The American economy has had the fastest and most dramatic development of all the world's major economies. Four hundred years ago, the economic output of the area that became the United States was negligible by world standards. Yet only 250 years later, the U.S. economy had become the largest in the world, surpassing all other countries, including…
Descriptors: United States History, Heuristics, Human Geography, Economic Factors
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Cohen, Mira – Social Education, 2007
American presidents are regularly called upon to share their thoughts, ideas, and sentiments both with the nation and the world. This prompts the questions: How are these speeches written? Who writes them? What other resources, texts, conversations, and experiences do presidents use to help them create these famous speeches? Who helps the…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Primary Sources, Presidents
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deJong-Lambert, William – European Education, 2006
The history of international education is intimately connected to the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union during the second half of the twentieth century. Graduate programs established at colleges and universities in the United States were the outgrowth of a need to create cosmopolitan experts, capable of demonstrating the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Universities, Social Systems, War
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Wishon, Phillip; Geringer, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Fifty years ago, on 17 May 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Brown v. Board of Education" that the "separate but equal" doctrine that had effectively legalized "educational apartheid" some 58 years earlier deprived racially segregated children of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the fourteenth…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Rulli, Daniel F. – Social Education, 2004
The featured document that is the main topic of this article, Robert E. Lee's Demand for the Surrender of John Brown and his Party [at Harpers Ferry], October 18, 1859, is from the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917; Record Group 94, and is in the holdings of the National Archives. As a part of "Teaching with…
Descriptors: United States History, Social Studies, Slavery, Civil Rights
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Yao, Yusheng – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2002
Tao Xingzhi (1891-1946) was an outstanding modern educator, whose theory and practice of life education represented a radical discourse in the Chinese debate on modern education and national reconstruction. Although he is most often known as a Deweyan reformer in the mainstream of American studies, in his theoretical maturity Tao can more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Instruction, American Studies, Educational Policy
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Gwaltney, Thomas M. – Childhood Education, 2002
The second article in a series of three written about teaching strategies in primary schools in England and America, this article reviews strategies used in American one-room rural schoolhouses from the late 1800s to the 1940s. Examines historical perspective, curriculum, school life, punishment, special events, and games. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Maymi-Sugranes, Hector J. – Libraries & Culture, 2002
Through American Library Association (ALA) projects in Latin America, American librarianship progressed from conceptualization to implementation as the model in modernizing Latin American library practices and societies. Development of library practices was fundamental to pursuit of a "modern" society. In fighting fascist propaganda, the…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Science
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Lassonde, Stephen – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2001
Examines growing acceptance of the concept of adolescence among Italian immigrants in New Haven, Connecticut before and after World War I. Notes changes in young people's ideas about their obligations to parents as high schools become popular institutional space for adolescence, and modifications of parents' views of education. (DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Attitude Change
College Board Review, 2001
Briefly recaps the history of higher education in America and the creation of the College Board, and offers a pictorial essay with key dates from the founding of the College Board to the turn of the century. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education
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Grace, Andre P. – PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, 2000
Accorded little space and place by universities, academic adult education still made significant inroads in the United States and Canada from 1917 to 1970. The expansion was linked to the growth of higher education and graduate professional programs. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study
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