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Field, Sherry L.; Bauml, Michelle; Bellows, M. Elizabeth – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article is the third in a larger study of schooling during the Great Depression that seeks to elucidate specific examples of elementary social studies teaching and learning in the South during this time, particularly in Arkansas. Responding to Christine Woyshner's (2009) concern that histories of social studies should look beyond national…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Economic Climate, Social Studies
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Bellows, M. Elizabeth; Baumi, Michelle; Field, Sherry L. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Across the United States, the Great Depression was a period of tremendous upheaval. Economic, family, political, and educational institutions shook mightily as the tremors of widespread financial downturn were felt. Public schools faced increasing hardships, which included financial problems such as a weakened tax base due to the non-payment of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Financial Exigency, Educational Finance, Social Studies