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Morris, Ronald Vaughan – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
In "History and Imagination," elementary school social studies teachers will learn how to help their students break down the walls of their schools, more personally engage with history, and define democratic citizenship. By collaborating together in meaningful investigations into the past and reenacting history, students will become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Citizenship Education, History Instruction
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Claunch, Ann – Social Education, 2009
The Dutch are missing in any U.S. history textbook, in the content standards, and in the nationally endorsed curriculum. Outside of New York State history classes, there is almost no mention of the Dutch influence in early 17th-century America. Fleeting references to the Netherlands as a staging area for the Pilgrims' famous "Mayflower"…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Cruz, Barbara C.; Patterson, Jennifer Marques – Social Education, 2005
During the New York City Draft Riots the city's own inhabitants unleashed a torrent of violence and destruction that chiefly targeted African Americans. What originated as a protest against the enforcement of the Conscription Act quickly escalated into a riot that erupted at the volatile nineteenth century crossroads of race, class, and economic…
Descriptors: United States History, African American History, Conflict, Racial Relations
Filor, Anna May, Comp. – 1992
This monograph, developed to enrich the literature on multiculturalism, includes 25 articles on the subject. The articles are: (1) "Multiculturalism and an Assessment of Its Critics: Key to an Understanding and Acceptance" (A. J. Williams-Myers); (2) "The New Demographics" (Charles G. Treadwell); (3) "'Multiple…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), History Instruction
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Stein, Maren A. – Social Science Record, 1995
Maintains that the expansion of voting rights to African Americans and women is an appropriate topic for Social Studies courses. Discusses suffrage in New York state between 1848 and 1920. Includes a table depicting the women's suffrage campaign in New York state and a list of other resources on the topic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Citizen Participation, Classroom Techniques, Constitutional History
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Schechter, Stephen L.; Coon, Charles – Social Science Record, 1995
Asserts that public policy analysis has a time-honored tradition in civics education. Provides a four-part teachers' rationale for including the study of child-labor legislation in social studies courses. Includes a five-part classroom format for teaching public policy analysis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Child Welfare, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Newman, Marc – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that, although slavery is a major topic in U.S. history, the geographical focus is primarily on the South. Discusses slavery and two slave revolts in colonial New York in the early 1700s. Includes descriptions of the slave revolts and two information tables. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Civil Liberties, Colonial History (United States)
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New York State Council for the Social Studies. – 1989
The use of historical records and documents can help students to connect more meaningfully to the past, and lead them to an increased understanding of and participation in their communities. The Regents of New York State have included the use of historical records and documents in their recommendations for the improvement of elementary and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives