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Vesperman, Dean P.; Haste, Turtle; Alrivy, Stéphane – Social Education, 2014
One of the most persistent and controversial issues facing the global community is climate change. With the creation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol (1997), the global community established some common ground on how to address this issue. However, the last several climate summits have failed…
Descriptors: Climate, Simulation, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
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Woolley, Ron – Social Education, 2011
From the Industrial Revolution and the communist revolutions of the twentieth century to modern globalization and the current economic crisis in the United States, the struggles between free markets and government-controlled economics have determined who would get access to scarce resources and the ways in which various societies have balanced…
Descriptors: Homework, World History, Conflict, Global Approach
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Stapleton, Kristin – Social Education, 2010
Different generations of Americans understand China quite differently. This, of course, is true of many topics. However, the turbulence of Chinese history and U.S.-China relations in the 60 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 has deepened the gaps in generational thinking about China. Those who came of age in…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Asian History, Social Change, Instructional Design
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author shares some of the observations he gained when he started researching soil degradation, climate change, global warming, and water quality. First, he observed that there were not many websites that focused solely on soil-related issues. Second, not very many of these would be useful to teachers because, while they…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Sustainable Development, Water
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Claunch, Ann – Social Education, 2009
The Dutch are missing in any U.S. history textbook, in the content standards, and in the nationally endorsed curriculum. Outside of New York State history classes, there is almost no mention of the Dutch influence in early 17th-century America. Fleeting references to the Netherlands as a staging area for the Pilgrims' famous "Mayflower"…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Crawford, B. Scott; Hicks, David; Doherty, Nicole – Social Education, 2009
If the mission of the social studies is to educate global citizens for the twenty-first century, then students must learn how to engage in the type of systematic and sophisticated literacy work that recognizes the power of images as well as texts. In an era of high stakes testing, it is not easy for teachers to find time to locate appropriate art,…
Descriptors: Artists, Cooperation, Museums, Art
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Blackburn, Anne M. – Social Education, 1985
Social studies educators hold an important key to our future success in the management of "spaceship earth." Students must be made aware of the global environment and the many problems facing it. These problems are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
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Wilson, Thomas W., Jr. – Social Education, 1985
Changes in the scale of destructive power have fundamentally altered the nature of the threat to the security of nations and so demand a corresponding adjustment in our perceptions of the realm of peace and security affairs. There can be no national security without world security in the real world. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society)
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Berne, Richard C.; Judy, John M. – Social Education, 1985
Global Trends Workshops for secondary science and social studies teachers and supervisors conducted collaboratively by the Center for Environmental/Energy Education and the Tennessee Valley Authority's Environmental/Energy Education Program are described. The workshops helped teachers learn how to merge global trends with local concerns. (RM)
Descriptors: Community Problems, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Local Issues
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Social Education, 1996
Summarizes a wealth of statistical information concerning the economic development and debt for a number of developing nations. Includes statistics on the gross national product growth of Cote d'lvoire, Guatemala, Malaysia, Korea, Colombia, and Nigeria, as well as, the gross domestic product growth and debt service for Latin America, Africa, and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economic Research
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Benitez, Helena – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that U. S. history instruction is too often characterized by a narrow focus on national events and leaders viewed through a monocultural lens. Proposes an approach that replaces this narrow view of the past with one that regards the contemporary United States as the result of both internal struggle and global interaction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Kornfield, John – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the growing interest in multicultural and global education is encouraging teachers to search for new ways to teach history. Describes the use of historical fiction in a sixth-grade, interdisciplinary, multicultural unit on World War II. Includes an annotated bibliography of 33 recommended books. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Educational Strategies
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LeSourd, Sandra J. – Social Education, 1991
Criticizes primacy of the Eurocentric world view in social studies education. Argues that demographic realities demand that students understand and respect disparate, pluralistic values. Recommends curricular emphases and classroom methods for fostering analysis, clarification, and integration of differing ideologies. Contends that social studies…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Parsons, William S.; Totten, Samuel – Social Education, 1991
Points out there has been an increase in curricular materials for the study of genocide. Maintains that teachers need a rationale for teaching about genocide to help them select appropriate content. Provides examples of rationales from leading educators and delineates three teaching models. Includes curricular resources and an eight-item…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Course Content, Democratic Values
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Chalk, Frank; Jonassohn, Kurt – Social Education, 1991
Exploring the historical origins of genocide, finds it has been practiced worldwide throughout history. Points out that genocide is the ultimate violation of human rights. Outlines legal definitions and identifies twentieth-century genocides. Examines common features of ideological genocides and presents questions for class discussion. (NL)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Definitions, Genocide
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