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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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Haynes, Charles C. – Social Education, 2013
An innovative program for schools that promotes respect and understanding between major religions enables students to engage with peers around the world via videoconferencing. Using videoconferencing and online community, "Face to Faith" enabled students from across the globe to learn from, with, and about one another. In the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Student Attitudes
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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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Hostetler, Andrew L. – Social Education, 2012
The author experienced the introduction of the Internet as a high school student. Reflecting on that experience, he now realizes that he did not understand the possibilities offered by chat rooms, instant messaging, and other Internet-based communication tools to increase sociopolitical connectedness. As the teacher of an eleventh grade social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Web Sites
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Many readers may recall that this author wrote an open letter to President Obama in 2010 where he took issue with the emphasis on math and science education resulting in the marginalization of social studies and citizenship. In this column, he has selected and written about websites that focus on the election process. The author hopes this will…
Descriptors: Internet, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Elections
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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, 2012
Just a few months earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank reported that 1.4 billion people live below the new poverty rate of US $1.25 per day. That news was accompanied by stories of severe famine in Africa, Asia, and even scattered through Europe and the Americas. The author knows that it's sometimes difficult to teach about contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Global Approach, Internet
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Merryfield, Merry M.; Badang, Germain; Bragg, Christina; Kvasov, Aleksandr; Taylor, Nathan; Waliaula, Anne; Yamaguchi, Misato – Social Education, 2012
The study of human rights is inseparable from social studies. Beyond the basic political, economic, and social freedoms and rights spelled out in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of specialized topics have developed that demonstrate the complex nature of human rights in the twenty-first-century world--environmental exploitation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Civil Rights, Foreign Countries
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
In this article, the author recommends websites that include both traditional world history content and sites that focus on contemporary world issues and problems. The first two sites provide an intellectual stage for both world history and global studies. While they don't have lesson plans or links to other sites, they provide an understanding of…
Descriptors: World History, Global Education, Social Studies, Internet
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Baildon, Mark; Damico, James – Social Education, 2011
The "elaborate systems of communication" that historian Christopher Lasch observed nearly three decades ago have intensified in complexity and scope. The explosion of the Internet and wireless technologies has resulted in a dizzying proliferation of texts. Teachers and students are but a keystroke or mouse click away from a limitless stream of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Web Sites, Graphic Arts, Electronic Publishing
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Those who have followed this column know that the author has been talking for a long time about the marginalization of social studies in K-12 curriculum. He strongly believes that the effective teaching of social studies is being pushed out of schools. And that's simply wrong and dangerous. In this article, the author offers some websites that he…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Citizenship, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2011
Just about three years ago, the author wrote a column titled "What Websites Are on My Favorites List." He received a great deal of e-mail about his selections. While some readers criticized one or more of his selections, many more sent him recommendations for other websites they found helpful in their planning and instruction. He thought it was…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Social Studies, Web Sites, Internet
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Kissling, Mark – Social Education, 2011
As teachers and students increasingly dwell in a digital world, Wikipedia is a powerful presence. While it is wise to plan and teach cautiously with respect to Wikipedia, the author believes that teachers need to acknowledge its stronghold in students' lives and teach correspondingly. That is, social studies teachers must provide opportunities for…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Encyclopedias, Educational Technology, Internet
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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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Pitts, Annette Boyd; Dziuban, Charles; Cornett, Jeffrey W. – Social Education, 2011
Throughout the world, today's students are being characterized as digital natives, the "net generation." This twenty-first-century student cohort is adept at multi-tasking and at using a variety of tools and resources including electronic search engines, blogs, wikis, visual images, videos, gaming platforms, and social networking.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Population Groups, Group Unity, Influence of Technology
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