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Tavares, Laura – Social Education, 2018
A recent report from the Democracy Project found that "confidence in our governing institutions has been weakening over many years, and key pillars of our democracy, including the rule of law and freedom of the press, are under strain." In the recently published book "The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Naranjo, Dan – Social Education, 2014
"Insults, lies, and whale blood" should be the title for the latest international dispute involving the icy waters of Antarctica. Although this placid and remote area of the world seems to be the last place one might expect to encounter an intense debate between opposing cultures, the dispute is creating a worldwide legal stir that…
Descriptors: International Organizations, International Law, Conflict Resolution, Courts
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Milson, Andrew J.; Kerski, Joseph J. – Social Education, 2012
The recent National Assessment of Educational Progress in Geography revealed that few American students can identify locations of current events, the scale of those events, or why those events are important. Social studies educators have found that by incorporating emerging technologies into their classroom--such as Geographic Information Systems…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, National Competency Tests, Current Events, Geographic Information Systems
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Hurst, Herschel – Social Education, 1984
Australians are known for their egalitarian spirit, manifested by a dislike of social pretension and affectation. A brief history of the country from the time of its establishment in 1788 as a dumping ground for Britain's unwanted criminals to the present is presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dixon, Geoff – Social Education, 1984
Australia is the world's driest continent. One-third of the country's area is unsuitable for any land use, while another third is suitable only for cattle and sheep grazing. Australia's physical geography, weather conditions, wildflowers, and wildlife are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Climate, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions
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Jaffa, Herbert – Social Education, 1984
Cultural freedom involves the ability to recognize and participate imaginatively in the exploration of one's own environment for the sake of one's self and one's people and the ability to transcend that environment and speak to all people. Australian artists, writers, poets, music, and oral literature are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Artists, Australian Literature, Authors
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Woolcott, Richard A. – Social Education, 1984
A robust and distinctive society of over 15 million people, Australia today is a nation of increasing influence in the international community. Phases in the evolution of Australia's attitude to the outside world are examined and how the country views its international role is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Disarmament, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy
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Sawer, Geoffrey – Social Education, 1984
Australia is an independent nation-state, federally constituted under a democratic parliamentary system. Being part of the Commonwealth of Nations, with feelings of loyalty to the Crown, Australia is also a democratic monarchy. Its political structure is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Governmental Structure
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Hughes, Paul – Social Education, 1984
The Aboriginal Australians traditionally were a homogeneous people, living as hunter-gatherers and dispersed across Australia. Today there are 176,300 Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia--more than one percent of the country's population. Their history and current problems are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Materials
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Thomas, Tony – Social Education, 1984
Australia has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Agriculture, grazing, and mining are the mainstays of the country's economy. Since the end of World War II, Australia has developed an advanced industrial base that manufactures a wide range of goods, from automobiles to clothespins. (RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Economic Climate, Economic Development
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McVitty, Walter – Social Education, 1984
This bibliographic essay discusses how Australian children's books and adolescent literature reflect Australian society. For example, Australian society tends to be male dominated; problems of a boy growing up in a mainly macho world are dealt with in Southall's "Josh" and "Walk a Mile" and in Phipson's "A Tide…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Area Studies, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading
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Singleton, Laurel R. – Social Education, 1984
Whenever a class begins to study a new part of the world, teachers must deal with students' preexisting ideas about the area. Activities which will challenge elementary students' initial impressions of Australia and encourage them to learn more about the country are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Resource Materials
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Print, Murray – Social Education, 1996
Describes the recent revitalization of civics education in Australian schools. This approach incorporates traditional citizenship education into a new curriculum that addresses environmental and multicultural issues. Delineates the guidelines and goals of this new curriculum. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
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Parry, Lindsay J. – Social Education, 1998
Examines the relationship between immigration and multiculturalism in Australian society, beginning with a brief historical background on immigration. Discusses how teaching immigration and multiculturalism is constructed in the curriculum and probes the nature of the current debate over immigration policy and multiculturalism. (DSK)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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King, Rhonda; King, John – Social Education, 1998
Reports on a study that focused on Australian students' cognitive and social skills in group decision-making activities conducted in the classroom. Finds that students were motivated to participate in group decision-making and that students' decision-making strategies are destructive when students assert their own ideas at the expense of others.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Foreign Countries, Group Activities
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