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Swan, Kathleen Owings; Hofer, Mark – Social Education, 2009
A "podcast" (an amalgam of the word broadcast and the iPod digital audio player) is essentially a broadcast of digital audio files on the web that users can listen to on their computer or digital audio player (e.g., iPod). Podcasts can be automatically delivered to an iPod or computer whenever new content is available. This unique feature of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Equipment, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination
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Suiter, Mary; Meszaros, Bonnie T. – Social Education, 2005
For several years, advocacy groups have recognized the need to strengthen financial education in the K-12 schools. Current statistics support their concerns. Financial illiteracy in the United States is astoundingly high. From 1992 to 2000, disposable personal income for Americans rose by 47 percent, but personal spending rose by 61 percent. In…
Descriptors: Income, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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White, Charles S. – Social Education, 1985
A file management computer program that allows secondary social studies students to store information on cards on a floppy disk and to retrieve all or parts of the data as needed is described. The program will help students develop information-processing skills in locating, organizing, interpreting, and presenting social data. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Information Processing, Instructional Materials
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 1996
Provides an introduction and overview to Web sites containing information on the U.S. Civil War. Briefly reviews some of the more interesting sites, including "Personal Documents," and "Selected Statistics on Slavery." Includes a look at a Web site containing an array of social studies lesson plans. (MJP)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Rothwell, Jennifer Truran – Social Education, 1996
Observes the ever-changing relationship between media technology and political coverage and illustrates this through the use of political cartoons. Briefly reviews political reporting from the days of the early republic and hand-printed newspapers to the current era of the Internet. Includes historic cartoons and suggested activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Citizenship Education, Civics, Instructional Materials
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Balkam, Rochelle – Social Education, 1996
Presents a lesson plan designed to help students think about the qualities, types, and components of leadership and how these relate to the responsibilities of the US President. Includes sets of discussion questions, preceded by informational handouts, concerning, general qualities of leadership, specific leaders, and leadership in everyday life.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria
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Blasing, Rick – Social Education, 1996
Presents a lesson plan designed to increase students' participation in the electoral process and help them to create their own political opinions. Students examine political advertisements, candidate debates, and political cartoons. Includes tips on "How to get the most out of a debate" and suggested further activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advertising, Cartoons, Citizenship Education, Civics
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White, Charles S.; Cowan, Gene – Social Education, 1997
Presents a brief introduction and overview to the World Wide Web. Includes Charles S. White's, "Where on the Web? Some Useful Sites for Social Studies Disciplines," Gene Cowan's, "How the Internet Works"( a colorful two-page poster), and "Internet Q and A" (four frequently asked questions). (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources
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Mahood, Wayne – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that teaching about the Civil War can be enhanced by using a wide variety of printed and audiovisual resources. Provides an annotated list of interpretive accounts, secondary sources, and participant accounts of the war. Concludes that student interest can be generated by using such personalized accounts of the period. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Civil War (United States), Diaries
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Harper, C. W. – Social Education, 1992
Suggests that slave advertisements from old southern newspapers can be used to help teachers convey the nature of slavery. Includes a selection of slave advertisements with analysis and questions for discussion. Recommends the use of such advertisements for units on the causes of the Civil War or the lingering effects of slavery on society today.…
Descriptors: Advertising, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Newspapers
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Barnes, Buckley R. – Social Education, 1991
Recommends using children's literature to teach cultural pluralism in early childhood and in elementary social studies programs. Delineates anthropological concepts and suggests a list of children's books that may be helpful for teaching these concepts. A 21-item bibliography is included. (NL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Anthropology, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature
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Goetz, William W. – Social Education, 1993
Describes an instructional unit using graphic organizers to teach about federalism in a U.S. government course. Includes models of charts and lists of appropriate student responses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design
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Parsons, William S.; Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 1991
Points out there has been an increase in curricular materials for the study of genocide. Maintains that teachers need a rationale for teaching about genocide to help them select appropriate content. Provides examples of rationales from leading educators and delineates three teaching models. Includes curricular resources and an eight-item…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Course Content, Democratic Values
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Chalk, Frank; Jonassohn, Kurt – Social Education, 1991
Exploring the historical origins of genocide, finds it has been practiced worldwide throughout history. Points out that genocide is the ultimate violation of human rights. Outlines legal definitions and identifies twentieth-century genocides. Examines common features of ideological genocides and presents questions for class discussion. (NL)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Definitions, Genocide
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Rice, Gwenda H. – Social Education, 1990
Analyzes the difficulty of depicting a round world on a flat surface by identifying distortions in the traditional Mercator Projection. Questions whether its Eurocentric bias culturally conditions students. Presents other world maps that attempt to resolve more fairly the shape/area problem, including some drawn with computers. Encourages teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences
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