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Language Ahead of Print, vol. Leonardo Volume 52, Number 4, Literature and Medicine Volume 37, Number 1, Spring Soundings: A journal of politics and culture Issue 72, Summer Canadian Public Policy Advance Online. International Security Volume 44, Number 1, Summer Rubba Global warming and ozone layer depletion—two different problems that require public understanding to arrive at solutions—exemplify the kind of meaningful issues that await when social studies teachers bring Science-Technology-Society STS issues into the classroom.
The new attention to environmental education is one path toward achieving sustainable development in Myanmar. Hahn Based on a ten-year study of citizenship education in five countries, the author posits that the best way to encourage civic engagement in youth is to encourage the open and civil discussion of controversial issues in the classroom.
Ford to President Richard M. This article features one of the many letters the president received about whom he should nominate for vice president. Haas and Margaret A. Laughlin Elementary teachers want to provide meaningful social studies instruction, but may be thwarted by their perception that social studies is not viewed as an important content area in elementary schools. This is one of many observations in this profile of NCSS members who teach at the elementary level. When the economy begins to serve true human needs, the schools will produce responsible and engaged human beings.
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Prospects for the Electoral College after Election Jennifer Truran Rothwell For the first time in more than a century, the United States experienced a presidential election in which the popular and electoral college votes diverged. Should the electoral college be abolished, reformed, or kept as it is?
There is no lack of opinions on this thorny subject. Kennedy to energetically support its goals. Stevens Even as the Western frontier was disappearing in the s, Eastern illustrator Frederic Remington was conjuring up an image of it that found wide popularity among the urban public.
The unit includes a simulation on the stock market crash of , a letter-writing activity based on study of letters real children wrote to Mrs. Roosevelt, and the creation and performance of historical scenarios involving Depression-era characters. Libresco When a student from El Salvador told how he had once seen his fourth grade teacher shot in front of him, attitudes toward immigration among his American classmates began to take on more shades of gray.watch
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So far, educators have not been taking full advantage of the vast resources of this government agency. Teachers looking for a legal case study might well choose this act to exmplify how science and politics may collide. Bioethics Cases and Issues: Enrichment for Social Science, Humanities, and Science Courses Ruth Levy Guyer, Mary Lou Dillon, Linda Anderson, and Lola Szobota Case studies in bioethics can enrich high school classes across the curriculum and help prepare students for the complex questions and dilemmas that new medical technologies pose for society.
Privacy, Individual Liberty, and the Public Interest John Paul Ryan Privacy is not an absolute value, but one that must be balanced against other needs of society. This article reports on a discussion in cyberspace among six scholars whose disciplines relate to questions of privacy. Three case studies provide the basis for thinking about this vital issue. Frederick Risinger Teaching about controversial issues should not be confined to U. Victory at Home and Abroad: The Tuskegee Airmen Research Project and Seminar John Adelmann Sometimes it is difficult to get students to put pen to paper, but these students were so enthusiastic about their project on the Tuskegee Airmen that they wrote and published a book.
Thoughts on Wise Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies Elizabeth Anne Yeager Much has been written to describe bad teaching practices, but we need to do more to understand the characteristics of good ones. Black The techniques described here make it easier to teach about foreign places and cultures. Slekar Rap lyrics were the starting point for a project that involved these students in the cause of urban renewal.
Wilson and Terry Fogg A student-centered approach and imaginative class activities characterize the constructivist-influenced teaching described in this article. Cox and Jill H. Barrow Museums are much more than destinations for an annual field trip, and it is important to learn how to use them better. Foster and John D. Writing about Immigration: Authentic Assessment for U. History Students Patricia G. Avery, Dana Carmichael-Tanaka, Jennifer Kunze, and Nonie Petersen Kouneski This unit made many students more aware of the experiences of their immigrant peers—and, looking back, of their own family histories.
Bush organize their campaigns. The E-Citizen John K. Lee The Internet has already begun to change the opportunities citizens have to participate in politics. Supreme Court Trends Charles F.
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Williams Many decisions made by the Supreme Court last year had majorities—a number that politicians in this election year view with keen interest. Raskin, reviewed by Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmann At a time when schools are testing grounds for constitutional tenets, this collection of cases identifies landmark decisions that have affected public school students.
Presidential Elections in the Age of Television Jennifer Truran Rothwell Television, as both news medium and commercial venture, has exerted a profound influence on American elections since its entry into the political arena in the late s. Presidential Character in Election James J. Lopach and Jean A. What makes up the "character" of a candidate for the highest office in the land?
Selecting Presidential Nominees: The Evolution of the Current System and Prospects for Reform Scott Piroth Critics argue that the process by which we choose our presidents is too long, too costly, and too divisive—making it hard for presidents to govern. How did we get to the current system? And what might improve it? Teaching with Documents Documents Related to the Disputed General Election of Wynell Schamel, Lee Ann Potter, and Katherine Snodgrass The presidential contest between Tilden and Hayes in put the electoral college system to the test and was only resolved by a political compromise that brought an end to Reconstruction.
Developing Strong Voters through Democratic Deliberation Diana Hess The careful deliberation of political issues in the classroom can help form citizens with a strong commitment to voting. Cravath and Thomas M. McGowan The model for Kids Voting USA, a civics education program that involves students in voting alongside their parents at the polls, originated with a school curriculum developed in Costa Rica.
Bennett Two Internet-based projects help young students become engaged in the presidential election. Surfing the Net Democracy. Frederick Risinger Is the foundation of U. And, if so, is it good for democracy? Rebecca Kingsley and Jamin B. Raskin The struggle of D.
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Ray Heitzman Although students often like political cartoons, many have trouble understanding them. The author proposes a step-by-step approach to help students develop the analytical skills needed to interpret cartoons.
Yang The rationale for campaign finance reform—preventing corruption or even the appearance of corruption in the electoral process—must be balanced against the constitutional rights protected by the First Amendment. Fogel and Robert L. Popular treatments of the law can, at best, encapsulate important legal issues; at worst, they still may offer a valuable exercise in critical thinking.
Mixing It Up: A Multilevel Book Room and Flexible Literature Circles Andi Stix When New York City recently mandated that middle school students should read 25 books a year, social studies teachers at one school responded by creating a multilevel book room that has proved both useful and popular with students. Michael deCourcy Hinds American teenagers are the most violent when compared with their counterparts in other developed nations. This article looks at three possible causes of youth violence and the remedies proposed to solve them.
Taylor and Susan M. Larson Public policy mandates that special education students be mainstreamed into regular classes. Teachers at all levels—but especially where mainstreaming most commonly occurs—need better preparation for helping these students to succeed academically. Haas The reviewer finds this book, by M. Learning and Teaching with Interactive Simulations John Zola and Andri Ioannidou Building interactive simulations of past events is not just for the computer-savvy, but can enrich the historical understanding of all students.
Amy Wallace: Information Age Teacher Howard Mehlinger A retiring sixth grade teacher reflects on the profound changes technology made in her teaching as she says goodbye to the classroom in the year Frederick Risinger In addition to having excellent home pages, some schools are doing an outstanding job of connecting their students to the best of the Web.
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Diminishing the Complexity and Horror of the Holocaust: Using Simulations in an Attempt to Convey Historical Experiences Samuel Totten Using simulations to teach about the Holocaust may leave students with only a thin grasp of both its complex causes and its horrific effects. Why not let the victims and survivors speak for themselves? Amamoo The right to vote was hard won, but many citizens do not use it. Could more referendums and ballot initiatives reinvigorate our democracy? This, coupled with the physical insularity of its nations and territories, makes it difficult to define common interests and achieve common goals.
Cruz This lesson asks students to make mental maps of the Caribbean as a starting point for developing their understanding of the physical and cultural geography of the region.