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Ferrarini, Tawni Hunt; Day, Stephen – Social Education, 2014
Everyone under the age of 20 who has grown up in North America has lived in the common market created by NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a zone linking the United States, Canada, and Mexico, most goods and investments flow freely across borders to users, consumers, and investors. In 1994, NAFTA created the largest relatively…
Descriptors: Debate, International Trade, Regional Cooperation, Macroeconomics
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Bowman, Quinn – Social Education, 2008
The dollar, once one of the world's strongest currencies, has fallen dramatically in recent years--a development impacting attitudes from corporate boardrooms to the sets of music videos where artists are choosing to flash the euro over American cash. When measured against a collection of other leading worldwide currencies--like the European euro,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Housing, Class Activities, International Trade
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Sandwell, Ruth – Social Education, 2004
In 1996, the author and fellow-historian John Lutz set about creating a teaching tool for history that would acquaint students with primary documents and take full advantage of the brand-new technology of the World Wide Web. He launched the website, entitled "Who Killed William Robinson? Race, Justice and Settling the Land,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Internet, Online Courses
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Pullman, A. Philip Randolph – Social Education, 2004
During the century spanning the years 1868-1968, the African-American railroad attendant's presence on the train became an American tradition. By the 1920s, a peak decade for the railroads, more than twenty thousand African-Americans were working as porters, providing a variety services for passengers on the sleeping cars. The railroad was the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Transportation, Unions
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Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara – Social Education, 2001
Provides background information about the eugenics movement. Focuses on eugenics in the United States detailing the case, Buck v. Bell, and eugenics in Germany. Explores the present eugenic movement, focusing on "The Bell Curve," China's one child policy, and the use of eugenic sterilizations in the United States and Canada. Includes…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Courts, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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MacIsaac, Teresa – Social Education, 1992
Presents a basis of a history framework for program development in civics in Canadian schools. Identifies elements of government that are associated with civics and selects historical events through which to study these elements. Discusses the history of thought, history as a science, constitutional history, the government, leaders, and national…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Foreign Countries
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Nicholson, Joan Martin – Social Education, 1985
U.S.-Canadian and Mexican water-related issues testify to the role that natural resources/ environmental issues play in foreign policy and demonstrate how environmental problems can affect the public and private sectors of a nation internally. How people affect the environment is an irreducible bottom line for stable international trade and market…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Policy
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Ryan, Ellen Bouchard – Social Education, 1985
Canada, a nation of 25 million people, uses two official languages, English and French, to recognize the country's two founding groups. In addition to an official bilingual policy, Canada has a policy of multiculturalism that encourages ethnic languages and cultures. (RM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Seixas, Peter – Social Education, 1997
Summarizes a Canadian study that attempted to determine how a diverse group of high school students identified and understood events of historical significance. The students' responses ranged from generally objective and analytical to wildly subjective. Includes a recommended exercise for establishing students approaches to and definitions of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Background, Educational Research, Educational Theories
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Social Education, 1999
Describes the Canadian Radarsat Satellite and remote sensing in order to demonstrate that teachers can incorporate this technology into the classroom. Maintains that third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students can understand and interpret remote sensing images and Landsat images. Provides a list of teaching resources other than the expensive…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography
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McKinnon, Mike – Social Education, 1993
Describes a student exchange program in which 8 Canadian and 80 U.S. high school students visited Germany for 3 weeks. Contends that the students came to understand and believe that a unified Europe was part of their future. Argues that studying Germany and Europe helps prepare students for life in an interdependent world. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Current Events
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Dufour, Joanne – Social Education, 1994
Presents two interviews with soldiers assigned to United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Outlines nine steps in any UN peacekeeping operation. Includes 13 quotes gathered from soldiers and UN officials involved in peacekeeping in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kehoe, John W. – Social Education, 1994
Contends that a debate is taking place about the comparative meaning and merits of multicultural and antiracist education. Concludes that research into the effects of antiracist teaching and multicultural education suggests that, although positive effects are weak, antiracist teaching should continue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Social Education, 1990
Provides a sample unit, "Women's Rights in Canada," that uses biographies and autobiographies to enliven the lessons. Suggests ways to introduce the topic at the elementary level. Provides bibliographies of films, human rights materials, Canadian resources, biographies, and autobiographies. (GG)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Biographies, Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baker, John A. – Social Education, 1989
Surveys the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) on the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. Highlights milestones in the Organization's history of dealing with the Soviet Union, from containment to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Discusses needs, tasks, and challenges that NATO faces in the 1990s.…
Descriptors: History, International Cooperation, International Organizations, International Relations
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