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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; West, Jean – Social Education, 1992
Provides teaching activities based on a recruiting poster directed at African-American men during the U.S. Civil War. Includes a brief history of the experience of African-American Union troops. Discusses document analysis, creative writing activities, oral reports, and activities for further research. Focuses on problems of racial discrimination…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Elementary Secondary Education
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West, Jean; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1991
Discusses instances of departure from the rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the Bill of Rights. Describes the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War and other incidents in which the government denied individual rights. Details teaching activities intended to increase student understanding of such events. Proposes student…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Papers (Students)
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West, Jean; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – OAH Magazine of History, 1991
Develops a lesson in which students analyze an 1894 petition to the federal government from Moqui women, asking that their matrilineal system of land use not be disturbed. Focuses on cultural differences between perceptions of land ownership. Highlights the Moqui's adjustment to southwestern aridity and John Wesley Powell's efforts to influence…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Comparative Analysis
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Examines an 1876 letter from a missionary to Ferdinand V. Hayden in the context of the U.S. government's policy of instituting religious education and training for Native Americans. Provides a photocopy of the letter and outlines class activities designed to help students analyze the document. (DB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Federal Indian Relationship
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Recounts the events of the Battle of Little Bighorn through U.S. cavalry reports, interviews given by Indian warriors present at the battle, and maps (tracings) made of the battle. Gives teaching suggestions for map analysis and includes a map with instructions and a reading list. (GG)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Bibliographies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Blondo, Richard A.; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1993
Presents a secondary lesson for high school students based on a controversial 1892 proposal in Congress to reduce the size of Yosemite National Park. Includes a map and petition signed by John Muir, the first president of the Sierra Club, which was formed to oppose the proposal. The lesson includes class discussion and activity suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), History Instruction, Primary Sources, Resource Materials
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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; Blondo, Richard A. – Social Education, 1992
Presents a history lesson based on the deed of presentation for the Statue of Liberty. Discusses the conception and history of the statue and its presentation to the United States as a gift from the people of France. Includes a copy of the document, topics for class discussion, and research, writing, and design activities. (DK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Democracy, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Presents Clarence Earl Gideon's petition for counsel as a primary source document to be used in social studies units on the Bill of Right's Sixth Amendment. Examines the constitutional issues of due process and right to counsel. Outlines teaching activities that develop vocabulary and analyzes Gideon v. Wainwright as a case study. (CH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Illustrates how to teach U.S. history through the use of original documents such as Charles Nickerson's cartoon, "Images of the Fifties from Disneyland to Suez." States that the original artwork for this cartoon, which portrays the Eisenhower years, is in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas. Provides a pretest, teaching…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Presidents of the United States
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1990
Presents a section of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's, "Atoms for Peace," 1953 address to the United Nations General Assembly. Suggests using the document for classroom discussions of nuclear proliferation, emphasizing that using primary sources develops research skills, activates classroom discussions, citizenship, and creative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Global Approach
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1989
Uses microfilm copies of the 1880 and 1900 census records which tallied information about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family to teach about using census data. Suggests activities that develop vocabulary skills, teach document analysis, utilize map skills, and require research and synthesis skills. (LS)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Class Activities, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – OAH Magazine of History, 1989
Provides a lesson plan for focusing on the legal struggle to secure personal liberties during the age of Reconstruction. Analyzes the Fourteenth Amendment and a petition from the citizens of Cleveland, Tennessee, in order to identify the methods of change at the federal level and the limitations of such action. (KO)
Descriptors: Black History, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Civil War (United States)
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Mueller, Jean West; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – OAH Magazine of History, 1990
Presents a lesson plan for illustrating how shifting patterns of immigration and public reaction have influenced public policy toward immigration restriction. Details objectives and procedures for activities using National Archives documents. Includes a worksheet and copies of government documents. (CH)
Descriptors: Demography, Government Role, Graphs, Group Discussion
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West, Jean; Schamel, Wynell Burroughs – Social Education, 1991
Provides background information for two Supreme Court decisions that can be used to teach the concepts of due process and student rights. Lists vocabulary and suggests document analysis and student research activities. Includes a copy of the Goss v. Lopez decision and explains how school systems are required to provide students a minimum of due…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Due Process
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Schamel, Wynell Burroughs; And Others – Social Education, 1992
Sketches the history of U.S. child labor legislation through the 1920s and 1930s. Presents two historical documents for classroom use: a typescript of Georgia's child labor law from the early 1920s and a visit report by the Children's Bureau to a Georgia school superintendent. Suggests assignments, questions, analysis, and research. (DK)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Child Welfare, Constitutional History, Federal State Relationship
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