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Bennett, Linda; Cunningham, William – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2011
Each year, third graders in a rural Missouri intermediate elementary school are presented with a challenge--to collaborate on a virtual adventure to the nation's capital to find answers to these questions: (1) What were the main purposes of the Declaration of Independence?; (2) What is the purpose of the United States Constitution?; and (3) Why is…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary Education
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2007
In 2004, Commissioner of Education D. Kent King appointed a statewide task force to study Missouri high schools and make recommendations on strengthening the ways they help students prepare for life after high school. The State Board of Education adopted the following recommendations in 2005 and 2006. The State Board of Education increased minimum…
Descriptors: United States History, High Schools, Core Curriculum, Health Education
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O'Brien, Joseph; Kohlmeier, Jada; Guilfoyle, Casey – Social Studies, 2003
History education lends itself to considering historical problems from the perspective of people of that time and exploring their thinking or "predictions" about the problems' possible effects. Building lessons around the use of prediction-making humanizes history because it allows students to investigate historical events and understand…
Descriptors: Prediction, Primary Sources, History Instruction, United States History
Gittings, Tom; Goldsmith, Ken – 2000
From the earliest times when commodities such as tobacco and beaver pelts were used as money, to the present when credit and debit cards are commonplace, money has played a central role in the U.S. experience. This booklet provides an historical overview of the concept of money as it has evolved in the United States. The booklet is divided into…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Government Role, Monetary Systems
Feinstein, Sherry; Wood, Robert W. – 1995
This paper is a chronologically-organized narrative history of law-related education (LRE) in the United States. The paper begins by delineating the differences between LRE and citizenship education and describing the motivations for the creation of LRE programs in the early 1960s. Turning to the analysis of LRE, the paper argues that there have…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Patrick, John J. – 1989
This publication provides a brief introduction to core ideas of constitutional government in the United State as presented in "The Federalist" by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The first of "The Federalists" papers was written by Hamilton, who joined with Jay and Madison in this series of essays to refute the…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, Democratic Values
Hafen, Bruce C. – 1985
The momentum of the individual rights movement has placed such an emphasis on individual claims and needs that all the nation's institutions have become suspect. These include churches, the family, and schools--those structures that mediate between the individual and the impersonal megastructures of society. These institutions are part of the…
Descriptors: Church Role, Civil Liberties, Community Role, Family (Sociological Unit)
Turner, Mary Jane; and Others – Curriculum Report, 1987
This report addresses the long-term educational responsibility of helping young people become more knowledgeable about the meaning and values of the U.S. Constitution in their personal and civic life. The Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution and the upcoming Bicentennial of the U.S. Bill of Rights in 1991 present the opportunity to refocus…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Course Content, Curriculum Development
Madison, James H. – 1986
The principles, values, and issues of our constitutional heritage that should be emphasized in citizenship education are based on the concepts of liberty and power. The Constitution is not a sacred icon formulated by immortals, but rather a changing and controversial framework guided by a diverse group of practical politicians, sensitive to their…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Freedom of Speech
The Quarterly, 1988
This newsletter has been designed to update and supplement the curriculum guide "Resources for Teaching Virginia Government." Issue 1 features "Campaigning on the Tube" (J. Babb), an articles that teaches about television's role in promoting political events and candidates in Virginia. "...Demagogues, Pedagogues,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Constitutional History, Instructional Materials, Local Government
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Henderson, Rodger C. – Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1989
Reports on a role-playing activity concerning the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Explains how the program evolved through discussion, planning, organization, research, rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance. Identifies ensuring that people read and understand the Constitution's contents and origins as the major reason for the activity.…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Jones, Dianne – Social Studies, 1991
Describes teaching children about historical documents as a way of illustrating the reasons behind U.S. government. Explains that the course examines the U.S. Constitution, Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, and Bill of Rights. Argues that children have firm opinions about fairness and justice. Describes a project comparing U.S. government with that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Democratic Values
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Patrick, John J.; Remy, Richard C. – Social Studies, 1985
Efforts to strengthen instruction in U.S. history and government resulted in the development of "Lessons on the Constitution," a book containing 62 lessons for use with high school students. The curriculum development process used in writing the book is described, and the objectives, format, and content of the lessons are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Mann, Sheilah – Social Science Record, 1985
Project '87, a joint effort of the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association to commemorate the bicentennial of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, is preparing classroom materials for use at various levels. These materials are described, and a sample lesson for secondary students is provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 1996
Describes learning activities to be used in conjunction with a facsimile of the 92nd Congress's joint resolution passing the 26th Amendment extending the voting franchise to 18-year-olds. These activities include document analysis, time lines, class discussions, and storytelling. Briefly reviews the amendment process. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Content Analysis
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