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Schug, Mark C. – Social Education, 2013
This article presents an economic perspective of the institution of slavery in the context of world and American history. Slavery has existed on all continents and in many societies. Its existence has long been controversial and, in the case of the United States, ended only as the result of a long and destructive war. Slavery as an institution was…
Descriptors: Slavery, World History, United States History, Economics
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Niederjohn, M. Scott; Schug, Mark C.; Wood, William C. – Social Education, 2013
This article represents the third in a "ghost story" series by the same authors. Readers may recall that Mr. Bernanke was "visited" by the ghosts of Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes in the March/April 2010 issue of "Social Education" as these two famous economists debated the economic recovery (see EJ878912). Mr.…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, World History, Financial Policy, Public Policy
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Waters, Stewart; Russell, William B., III – Social Education, 2012
International revulsion at the violation of human rights during World War II helped spark a global movement to define and protect individual human rights. Starting with the creation of war crimes tribunals after the war, this newfound awareness stimulated a concerted international effort to establish human rights for all, both in periods of war…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, War, World History, History Instruction
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Fischer, John M.; Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz; Kellough, Zeb; Preslan, Jen – Social Education, 2007
Since 2001, classroom and pre-service teachers, along with high school and university students from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine and the United States, have participated in an international workshop that focuses on preparing students and teachers for life in an increasingly interconnected world. These intercultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Preservice Teacher Education
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DeRose, John J. – Social Education, 2007
Students have frequently expressed curiosity about the way past events involving the United States were viewed by other nations. For instance, students have often wondered how World War II is presented to students in Germany, or what students in Japan learn about the dropping of the atomic bombs. To help his students look at events from a global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Global Approach, War
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Donnelly, Mary Beth – Social Education, 2006
More than half a century has passed since the horrific events of the Holocaust took place, but images of the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany are no less shocking than they were 60 years ago. Any discussion of the Holocaust inevitably leads to questions not only of how and why this event…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Death, Authoritarianism, Jews
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Zhao, Yali; Hoge, John D. – Social Education, 2006
In the early months of 2005, much of the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of the World War II Allied victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Around the same time, protests erupted in Asia against a revised Japanese history textbook, "The New History Textbook," which critics said covered up Japanese World War II atrocities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, War, Current Events
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Kirkwood-Tucker; Fuss, Toni – Social Education, 2004
In a famous comment in January 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld referred to a difference between Old Europe and New Europe. By "Old Europe," he meant mainly the traditional European leaders, France and Germany, which adopted a stance critical of U.S. policy on Iraq. He saw the "New Europe" as consisting of former Iron…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, International Relations, Values
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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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Hahn, Carole L. – Social Education, 2001
Investigates citizenship education in five different countries over ten years: (1) Denmark; (2) Germany; (3) the United States; (4) the Netherlands; and (5) England. Focuses on adolescents, ages 14 to 19, within secondary schools using questionnaires and interviews with students and teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Research
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Garland, James – Social Education, 1992
Describes a U.S. teacher's observations of the first election in newly reunified Germany in 1990. Discusses the political parties, the public's attitude, political advertising, and student and citizen reaction. Reports concerns over the electoral gains of former communists and setbacks for the Green party. (DK)
Descriptors: Democracy, Elections, Foreign Countries, Group Unity
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Gross, Richard E. – Social Education, 1983
Both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. This 50th anniversary issue contains articles analyzing the two men, and the different political, social, moral, and artistic directions taken by the United States and Germany in the 1930's. American youth have much to learn from what occurred. (CS)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Nazism
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Hovenier, Peter J. – Social Education, 1983
Nazi education stressed the importance of physical education, and considered the education of boys much more important than that of girls. Curriculum changes affected subjects like history, biology, and the German language. In a few years, this highly effective education transformed millions of young people into loyal Nazis. (CS)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Change
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Stone, Adolf – Social Education, 1983
Describes the ground rules used by Nazi architects in choosing the sites for slave labor camps. While some, like Auschwitz, became extermination camps, others also produced armaments. One camp, Theresienstadt, became a "model" camp to show to reporters and Red Cross representatives. (CS)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Foreign Countries, International Crimes, Jews
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Halsted, Ann L., Comp. – Social Education, 1983
Two annotated bibliographies of books are compiled, one devoted to Roosevelt and the New Deal, the other concerned with Hitler, the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Nazism. Annotations indicate scope of the work and occasionally point out bias or point of view. (CS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, European History, Nazism
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