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Commeyras, Michelle; Alvermann, Donna E. – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that there is an important difference between history as socially constructed knowledge and as an objective, fixed account. Reports on a content analysis of three high school world history texts to determine how the meaning from them may be influenced in the content and power relations implicit in the textbook language. (CFR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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Barr, Hugh – Social Studies, 1994
Maintains that the use of electronic mail to link students from other states and nations is an effective way to heighten student interest and improve instruction. Describes electronic pen pal programs linking students in New Zealand, England, and Kansas. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Philbert, Robert E. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a Vietnam veteran teacher's experiences and reactions upon visiting Vietnam during a 1993 study tour. Discusses social changes that have occurred in Vietnam since 1972. Compares the departure from Vietnam in 1972 with the study tour's departure in 1993. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Berman, David M. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a 1993 study tour of Vietnam by educators. Discusses the role of a secondary school during the struggle against French colonialism and the U.S.-Vietnam War. Argues that educators must acknowledge the humanity of the Vietnamese as the first step in designing Vietnam-related social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Colonialism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Images
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Dat, Bao – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses social and political changes in southern Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Describes anti-U.S. propaganda used in the schools and media in the years immediately following the war. Contends that younger Vietnamese look forward to a closer relationship with the United States and its people. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships
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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators can use Vietnamese history and culture to teach about human-environment interaction, adaptation, and modification. Describes Vietnamese water puppetry and recommends its use in U.S. classrooms. Includes five photographs, a description of water puppetry, and instructional suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kronowitz, Ellen L. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on experiences and events during an educators' study tour to Vietnam. Maintains that teaching about the Tet holiday can help explain Vietnamese culture and art. Includes an annotated bibliography of 10 recommended teacher resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Holidays
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Sweeney, Jo Ann; Foster, Stuart – Social Studies, 1995
Presents an inquiry lesson about social, economic, and political changes in Vietnam since 1986. Discusses the background for the lesson and asserts that students will use processes of inquiry and critical thinking to complete the assignments. Includes instructional materials and suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Change
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a study of the political attitudes and views toward elections among 140 Nigerian secondary students. Argues that, if schools are to play a significant role in Nigeria, it is essential for social studies educators to try to improve the current orientation of students toward elections. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democratic Values
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DeCoker, Gary – Social Studies, 1989
Illustrates a way social studies teachers can use translation exercises to teach about a geographic region. Uses translations of haiku poetry for this purpose. Students perceive and translate a haiku differently thus experiencing firsthand a fundamental objective of social studies which is understanding differences in perspectives. (GG)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Adeyemi, M. Bamidele – Social Studies, 1989
Delineates the guidelines for preservice education of Nigerian social studies teachers; the way that core social studies courses should be taught; and the qualities expected of social studies teachers. Emphasizes the importance of the role of social studies teachers in Nigerian society. (SLM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hsiung, James C. – Social Studies, 1990
Provides an eyewitness account of the 1989 Tiananmen Square conflict in China. Discusses the discrepancies between outside reports on the conflict and the official video of the government. Analyzes the events of the conflict and outlines mistakes of the tragedy. Suggests actions that need to be taken by China. (RW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Demonstrations (Civil)
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Tomlinson, Carl M. – Social Studies, 1988
Presents a scheme for teaching about Australia which uses the similarities and differences between that country and the United States as an organizational structure. Identifies Australian literature, which is appropriate for supplementing text material, and includes a chart of concepts that can be used for comparing and contrasting the countries.…
Descriptors: Australian Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Ellington, Lucien – Social Studies, 1987
Attempts to provide social studies teachers with a more comprehensive understanding of the Japanese economy than can be gleaned from the popular press. Describes the contributions of competitive strategies, technology, capital availability, and education to Japan's economic success. (AEM)
Descriptors: Capital, Competition, Economic Progress, Economics
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Adeyemi, Michael B. – Social Studies, 1986
Provides a brief history of Nigeria and describes the origin and development of present-day social studies instruction. Concludes that while Nigerian social studies instruction appears to be changing from the traditional passive approach to modern activity methods, instruction continues to be organized by traditional disciplines and motivated by…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Democracy
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