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Tandler, Fredrika M. – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1956
This report, based on a selection of information received from States and Territories and many organizations, gives a profile of what is being taught about the United Nations in the United States just 10 years after the organization came into existence. This bulletin discusses the following topics: (1) How are the schools and colleges of the…
Descriptors: Peace, International Cooperation, Profiles, International Organizations
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Flowers, Nancy – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Highlights the events of the past 50 years concerning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that is the first document in human history to codify rights that apply to every person regardless of citizenship in a particular country. Explains why the United States does not comprehend the value of the declaration. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries
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Girard, Suzanne – Green Teacher, 1995
Provides rationale and methods for introducing primary children to the United Nations. Suggests teaching methods for a unit on the United Nations that involves children in learning about other nations and using their own families as a base for discussing roles, routines, and advantages that compare to the "UN family." (LZ)
Descriptors: Community Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education
Warnsley, Johnnye R. – 1996
This curriculum unit is designed for students to achieve a better understanding of the South African society and the numerous changes that have recently occurred. The four-week unit can be modified to fit existing classroom needs. The nine lessons include: (1) "A Profile of South Africa"; (2) "South African Society"; (3)…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
St. Hill, Yvonne – 1996
This curriculum unit is intended to help students understand the tremendous social and political changes in South Africa that have occurred with the ending of apartheid. The unit contains four modules: (1) "Segregation/Apartheid"; (2) "Effects of Apartheid"; (3) "Transitional Process from Apartheid to Democracy"; and…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
Ridarelli, Carol Marie – 1996
This unit includes objectives, content, and activities to help students actively explore and analyze the changes that have been affecting the people of South Africa since the end of apartheid. The lessons use materials from interviews with people from a variety of South African backgrounds and their perceptions of the changes in their country. (EH)
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA. – 1972
A five-week summer workshop offered inservice training to twenty-eight intermediate and high school social studies and English teachers. Participants examined the concepts of conflict, power and authority, identity, and interdependence through content and team working sessions, ranging from games to lectures, and independent study in an effort to…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Mura, Katherine; Finch, John – 1996
This unit is based upon study of Alan Paton's novel, "Cry, the Beloved Country," and includes a writing component in which students create an original Bill of Rights for the new Republic of South Africa. To create the new Bill of Rights, students study three basic human rights documents and work in groups to write the finished product.…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
Icolari, Ellen – 1996
This interdisciplinary and multi-modal curriculum unit provides a context for studying South Africa in grades 5-12. Three aspects of the post-apartheid Republic of South Africa are highlighted, including: (1) "Revisiting the Past": a brief history of South Africa's political and social climate; (2) "Beginning the…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
Mische, Patricia; And Others – 1979
The five articles in this booklet focus on positive social, political, and economic responses to world problems. The first article, "Earthscape: Transitions Toward World Order," by Patricia Mische, outlines major biological, historical, and cultural transformations which the world has undergone since the beginnings of recorded history and…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ecology, Futures (of Society)
Giampaolo, Chloe – 1996
This interdisciplinary two-week unit simulates a trip to South Africa as part of a U.S. delegation sent to observe what is happening politically, economically, and culturally in the post-apartheid transition. Students explore and experience a number of real-life events and situations which might be encountered on an actual trip. The tasks…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Foreign Countries
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Bebbington, John; And Others – Green Teacher, 1995
Children can better understand the United Nations' role as a peacekeeper if they have some experience at it themselves. This activity for grades 4 to 6 demonstrates that the battles on the schoolground are not so different from those in the wider world. Includes a bingo gameboard and worksheet. (LZ)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Global Education
Jones, Lonzena B.; And Others – 1995
This student workbook and teacher's guide are designed to teach elementary school students about peaceful conflict resolution based on the premise that one of the inalienable rights to which individuals are entitled is the right to respect themselves and others. There are six lessons that teach mediation and alternative dispute resolutions. Each…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Law, Elementary Education
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Noddings, Nel – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1992
Discusses feminism and its role in social studies. Suggests that adding a few female names and faces has not changed the inherent masculinity of the culture. Argues that women's contributions are overlooked because they do not fit the male model of achievement. Suggests that women's culture must be articulated in the social studies. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Rhoades, Roxanne – 1995
This guide offers a closer look at Paraguay as a landlocked republic in the heart of South America. The activities emphasize the interaction between the people and their land and pertain to three academic levels. Activities for grades 3-5 include: (1) "Packing for Paraguay"; (2) "Where in the World Are We Going and How in the World…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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