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Poling, Lindy G. – Social Education, 2000
Describes how the Community-in-the-Classroom (CIC) program works and the positive effects CIC has on students' learning and character development. Discusses the use of experiential learning, outlines the preparation for having community speakers in the classroom, and provides two examples of using guest speakers to teach about Vietnam and the U.S.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Involvement, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
Lawlor, John M., Jr. – 2000
In August 1945, the United States unleashed an atomic weapon against the Japanese at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and brought an end to World War II. These bombs killed in two ways -- by the blast's magnitude and resulting firestorm, and by nuclear fallout. After the Soviet Union exploded its first atom bomb in 1949, the Cold War waged between the two…
Descriptors: Civil Defense, Fallout Shelters, Foreign Countries, Government Role
Traill, David – 2000
Planning for "Operation Overlord" had been under way for about a year when General Dwight Eisenhower, commander of all the Allied forces in Europe, was ordered in February 1944 to invade the continent. Thousands of troops from the United States, Great Britain, France, Canada, and other nations were assembled in southern England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Clark, Linda Darus – 2000
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military gave the press unprecedented freedom of access to combat zones. This allowed newspaper reporters, photographers, and television crews to document a war involving U.S. sons and daughters on the other side of the world. This willingness to allow war documentation also was extended to the military's own…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Documentation, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Keetz, Frank – Social Education, 1985
In this learning activity senior high social studies students examine and discuss specific parts of the Soviet Constitution and learn that there is often a big difference between theory and reality. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC. – 2000
It is widely believed that the judiciary can maintain the rule of law and guarantee fundamental rights only if it is independent from political and other pressures. Most countries have provisions in their constitutions guaranteeing an independent judiciary. Usually, this independence has two faces: institutional measures that separate the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Court Litigation
Irish, Ann B. – 1987
The lesson's goal is to enhance student understanding of basic civil rights and liberties through a comparison of the basic documents undergirding the laws of the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. The lesson contains: (1) a quiz on the basic rights in the United States and West Germany; (2) an outline of the civil rights and…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law