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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2013
Many national anthem lyrics focus on struggle and war between nations. Some, such as "The Star Spangled Banner," focus on a single battle or incident, like the War of 1812. Others stress the bravery, strength, and courage of the soldiers and sometimes the entire nation. Other anthems, such as Brazil's, focus on the beauty and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Wangerin, Laura – Social Education, 2012
Technology offers three major benefits to world history teachers: an online supply of supplemental resources; access to creative tools; and the opportunity for students to collaborate. These three positive contributions vary in the degree of involvement they require of students. Supplemental resources offer or display information, but often lack a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, History Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Enrichment
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
In the previous issue of "Social Education," this column looked at the upcoming elections from a more general point of view and recommended websites that examined presidential election history, voting laws, and the origins of the Electoral College and how it works. In this column, the author focuses specifically on this year's presidential battle…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Elections, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Bullying and cyber bullying are important issues in schools, not only in the United States but in many other nations. In this article, the author recommends sites that he thinks would be helpful for teachers and schools combating bullying and cyber bullying. These recommended sites provide teacher lesson plans and other resources dealing with…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computers, Social Networks
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
In this article, the author shares what he learned at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Meeting held in November 2009 in Atlanta. At NCSS 2009, the author realized how far behind he is with technological advances applied to classroom instruction. Many school districts and individual schools prevent students from using cell…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Meetings, Interprofessional Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2010
The national common educational standards and the role of citizenship education is an important issue for all social studies educators--preK through college. This article presents websites that examine the Common Core Standards Initiative's work and plans for the future and some that focus more specifically on the social studies/citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Teachers, National Curriculum
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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