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Branson, Margaret – 2002
The visible signs of patriotism displayed in the United States since the events of September 11, 2001 are at once an expression of pride and a palliative for people's grief and sorrow, an understandable response to a national tragedy. But more important is a kind of less visible patriotism that calls for fidelity to the values and principles for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Vile, John R. – Louisiana Social Studies Journal, 1987
Stating that students should learn more about the U.S. Constitution than superficial details, Vile advocates the teaching of 12 basic constitutional principles that are essential to the nature and success of the U.S. government. These principles include the rule of law, individual rights, and the dangers of concentrated power. (GEA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Objectives
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Patrick, John J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1987
Argues that the Northwest Ordinance should be emphasized more in U.S. government and U.S. history classes. Contends that the Northwest Ordinance is an innovative instrument of self government which students should study, and discusses the global aspects of using this document. Concludes the Northwest Ordinance and the U.S. Constitution are…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Global Approach, Political Science
Salter, Christopher L.; Hobbs, Gail L. – North Carolina Journal for the Social Studies, 1988
Examines some of the geographical elements that influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution, such as sectionalism, the Piedmont, and the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Focusing on aspects of geography that underlie the thinking, writing, and ratification of the document, the authors explore geography as environment, image-maker, and explicit…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Human Geography
Bangura, Abdul Karim – 2003
The most fundamental ideas ingrained in U.S. culture are the notions of freedom and democracy. The United States Constitution guarantees certain inalienable rights and protections. However, a person only needs to read "The Chronicle of Higher Education" since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (New York) and the…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Context
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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
McJunkin, Kyle Stewart – 2003
Religion has a positive role to play in institutions of learning. Public schools should not be afraid to openly explore ways of accommodating religious practices. This thesis aims to challenge and change those attitudes that uncritically push for the strict separation of church and state. The thesis examines the development of religious diversity…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Schools, Religion, State Church Separation
Kane, Peter E. – 1987
The original United States Constitution of 1787, specifically in the communication related provisions of Article 1, deals extensively with communication issues, and provides an illustration of the tensions that existed between freedom and suppression. Philosophically, there was support for freedom of expression while in real world events there was…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Diffusion (Communication), Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech
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Starr, Isidore – Update on Law-Related Education, 1987
Examines the ideas of justice, equality, and property as they are represented in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Discusses how these ideas affect the way public schools operate and the lessons educators teach or don't teach about our society. Includes ideas for classroom activities. (JDH)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Due Process, Justice, Law Related Education
Riley, Richard – Teaching PreK-8, 1995
Outlines current federal Department of Education guidance to public school administrators and teachers on the extent to which religious expression and activities are permitted on school grounds and in the classroom. (ET)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Civil Liberties
Patrick, John J. – 1987
This document addresses the questions of what teachers have achieved during the U. S. Constitution Bicentennial celebration in the areas of curriculum development and instruction and whether or not the celebration has been accompanied by educational renewal and improvement in secondary schools. Persistent problems in teaching and learning about…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development
Viteritti, Joseph P. – 1999
While opponents of school choice contend that choice will lead to the demise of public education, the weakening of civil society, and the fostering of separate and unequal systems of education, this book argues that these long-held assertions must give way to present realities. The United States' rich and diverse experience with magnet schools,…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Vouchers
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Rosenberg, Morton M. – International Journal of Social Education, 1987
Argues that James Wilson has been slighted by scholars in history, law, and political science. Examines Wilson's contributions to our nation and in particular at the Constitutional Convention. Contends that Wilson should be emphasized more in textbooks and classrooms. (RKM)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Textbook Content
Clausing, Carolyn – Louisiana Social Studies Journal, 1987
Discusses the benefits of using simulations in the classroom, stating that critical-thinking simulations, as opposed to factual simulations, provide for more student involvement, a greater increase in students' research ability, and improved critical questioning skills. Describes each type of simulation and presents a critical-thinking example…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Constitutional History, Critical Thinking
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Vile, John R. – Social Studies, 1987
Examines the connection between the U.S. Constitution and economics and provides numerous examples of constitutional clauses and court cases which illustrate this point. Argues that constitutional provisions, such as the taxing and spending clause, have a substantial impact on national economics and that this impact should be presented in the…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Higher Education
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