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McGriff, Mary; Clemons, Shalise – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
The abilities to listen reflectively and speak respectfully concerning another person's opinion, as well as to think critically about that opinion and one's own, are essential to a functioning democracy. The teaching and learning of these abilities is well incorporated into the social studies and English language arts standards that are used to…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Civics, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Sheffield, Caroline C. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
The men of the Breckinridge family have a long history of service to the nation, including many politicians, soldiers, and even a vice president of the United States. But it was a woman in the family, Mary, who had, arguably, the most direct and long-lived impact on those she served. As the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) of Eastern…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Nurses, Health Services, Caring