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Rapoport, Anatoli – Social Studies, 2006
In December 1984 when the Soviet Union still was an "evil empire" and the United States "encroached on the achievements of Socialism," Ira Jay Winn wrote, "students who scream "Kill the Russkies" or who believe that the Soviets fought against us in World War II... are not simply ignorant of historical facts or…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Public Opinion
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Watts, Michael; Harris, Robert B. – Social Studies, 1998
Explains why the transition economies experienced sharp decline after the breakup of the former Soviet Union. Offers some personal accounts and comments on prospects for future development in Central and Eastern Europe. Notes how people in these countries view the transition to market economies. (DSK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Economic Change, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jones, Dianne – Social Studies, 1991
Describes teaching children about historical documents as a way of illustrating the reasons behind U.S. government. Explains that the course examines the U.S. Constitution, Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, and Bill of Rights. Argues that children have firm opinions about fairness and justice. Describes a project comparing U.S. government with that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Democratic Values
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Jones, Dianne – Social Studies, 1986
Provides examples of Soviet literature which describe the character and everyday life of children during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes information on how political and economic realities shape the Soviet character. (JDH)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Russian Literature
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Long, James – Social Studies, 1985
The historical destinies of all nations have been strongly conditioned by their geographic setting and their natural environment. Intended as background information for teachers, geographical features of the USSR are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, Resource Materials
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Beauchamp, Edward R. – Social Studies, 1972
A classic example of what can occur when a government bases a policy, not on the political, military, and economic considerations of national interest, but on an ideological base like a religious crusade. A contribution to failure in Russia. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Policy, Resource Materials
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Chabe, Alexander M. – Social Studies, 1970
Major modes of Soviet transportation are discussed and analyzed, ranging from the donkey to supersonic jet. (SD)
Descriptors: Communism, Industrialization, Socioeconomic Influences, Transportation
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Flynn, Patrice – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses the historical and contemporary relationships between global competition and education. Compares similarities between educational initiatives following the launch of Sputnik and those of the Goals 2000 program. Provides examples to encourage students to think about the new world order in social studies classrooms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Competition, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics
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Priest, Quinton – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that South Korea can be an excellent subject for an effective unit on history, economic development, critical thinking skills, and cross-cultural understanding. Provides background information and a list of teacher resources for planning a unit on South Korea. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Economic Development
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Chabe, Alexander M. – Social Studies, 1974
The nature of the Soviet economic challenge to the world and to the United States is described in relation to standard of living, political influence, hegemony of Eastern Europe, and military power (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economics, Industry, International Relations
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Steinkamp, John R. – Social Studies, 1982
Describes ways to teach about the role of geography on politics in high school social studies. Students study the influence of waterways and other topographical features on politics. The influence of geopolitical theory on American and Soviet foreign policies is examined. (AM)
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, High Schools
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Long, James – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses ways of eliminating cultural, geographical, historical, and ideological misconceptions about the Soviet Union in secondary social studies classes. The author outlines four topics of study about the U.S.S.R. which he has found of interest to his students. (AM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Geography Instruction, History Instruction