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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Jahr, David; Hempel, Christopher; Heinz, Marcus – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Studies have shown that the Requirement of Controversy defined in the German Beutelsbach Consensus is repeatedly violated in the practice of teaching Civic Education. However, little is known about the impact that different teaching settings have on the quality of controversy in the classroom. In this article, two scenes of classroom discussions…
Descriptors: Civics, Teaching Methods, History, Foreign Countries