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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
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
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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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Depoali, Kendyl – Journal of Geography, 1993
Asserts that presidential elections and the Electoral College provide opportunities to combine instruction in government and geography. Presents a week-long unit designed for grades 6-12 that utilizes 4 different instructional strategies. Includes relevant excerpts from the U.S. Constitution and data sheets, maps, and charts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elections
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Weber, Lee – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that before civics/government teachers teach about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, students should be introduced to the religious and philosophical background of religions freedom in the United States. Identifies issues and historical documents that provide the foundation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Course Content
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Murray, William J. – Social Studies Journal, 1991
Discusses a high school unit on First Amendment rights developed for a gifted students class in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Describes the unit's origins and procedures, such as issues studied and the use of research projects, guest speakers, and field trips. Emphasizes students' interest in learning about their rights. Identifies critical…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Peterson, Merrill D. – Social Education, 1994
Presents a biographical sketch and teaching activities on the life of Thomas Jefferson. Asserts that the world's political geography changed dramatically during his lifetime and presents a classroom lesson on this topic. Includes a chronology of Jefferson's life and six quotations exemplifying his political and social views. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction
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Levitt, Gregory A.; Longstreet, Wilma S. – Social Studies, 1993
Argues that teaching authentic civic values in schools frequently requires teaching about controversial issues. Asserts that adequate teacher preparation and continued inservice education is essential for effective instruction about contemporary social problems. Includes two model lessons and a list of organizations that offer materials for civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development