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Clay, Henry – History Teacher, 1988
Illustrates how the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution provides an opportunity to teach about the broader concept of constitutionalism through study of the state constitutions. Presents an argument for teaching about state constitutions, their role in the federal system, and the values they convey. (LS)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body)
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Hoff-Wilson, Joan – History Teacher, 1989
Discusses the changing legal status of women from the American Revolution to the present. Divides discussion into five major constitutional periods. Describes the "Broken Barometer" theory in which laws passed for the benefit of women are actually an indicator of their past needs rather than their present concerns. (RW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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Gottlieb, Stephen E. – History Teacher, 1989
Maintains that in order for students to participate effectively in a democracy they must be exposed to different viewpoints. Shows that high school history textbooks avoid controversy, leave out vital information, and are biased. Argues textbooks should be subject to a fairness test that includes constitutional scrutiny. (RW)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, History Instruction
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Burger, Warren E. – History Teacher, 1987
Discusses the agenda of the five-year bicentennial celebration of the U.S. Constitution. Emphasizes the importance of teacher planning, education, and enthusiasm to the success of the program. Stresses the need for making students aware of the constitutional legacy of the United States. (GEA)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Bernstein, David, Comp. – History Teacher, 1987
Presents facts and figures about the U.S. Constitutional Convention from the original proposal at the 1786 Annapolis Convention through the ratification process. Lists the rules adopted for the Convention, provides demographic data about the delegates, and includes a selected bibliography of books and articles. (GEA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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History Teacher, 1987
Presents 11 ERIC documents selected specifically for secondary and college-level history teachers. Six documents examine the role of history teachers, with materials ranging from a rationale for teaching history to practical classroom applications in the field. Five documents include resources for teaching about the U.S. Constitution. (GEA)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Higher Education, History, History Instruction
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History Teacher, 1988
Summarizes eight items from the ERIC database. Materials featured cover a holistic approach to U.S. sea experience, effects of post-war changes upon individuals, the case for a core curriculum, celebration of the U.S. Constitution's Bicentennial, western civilization, the Cold War, a topical approach to history, and oral history of immigrants and…
Descriptors: Black History, Core Curriculum, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Belz, Herman – History Teacher, 1992
Considers who was intended to have civil rights under the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Suggests that broad and inclusive historical analysis reveals individual citizens as the intended beneficiaries. Argues that the founders established a constitutional framework flexible enough to function in the transition from patriarchy and…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Blacks, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
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History Teacher, 1987
Lists nine documents available from the Educational Resources Information Center selected specifically for secondary and college level history teachers. Topics include course materials, teaching strategies, teacher guides, lesson ideas, and curriculum development in the following areas: world history, consumer economics, the U.S. monetary system,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Higher Education