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What Are Mutual Funds?

National Council on Economic Education
Students learn how mutual funds work by forming a class investment club and observing the changes in their stock value over time.


Voting Technology and the Law: From Chads to Fads and Somewhere in Between

Elizabeth M. Yang and Kristi Gaines
A look at current laws and at the evolution of voting technology provides a solid background for a discussion on the integrity of our electoral system.

Looking at the Law

Education and Diversity

James A. Banks, Peter Cookson, Geneva Gay, Willis D. Hawley, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Sonia Nieto, Janet Ward Schofield, and Walter G. Stephan
This team of scholars outlines twelve essential principles relating to diversity that can help educational practitioners increase student academic achievement and improve intergroup relations.


Chronology of the Iraq War: 2004

Social Education Staff
Iraq was rocked by continued violence and upheaval in 2004. This special section offers a detailed chronology of significant events that affected the country last year.

The Darfur Atrocities Documentation Project

Samuel Totten
Tens of thousands have been killed in a conflict in Sudan. Recently, the author joined a team of experts on the border of Sudan to interview those who had fled the violence in order to determine whether genocide was being perpetrated.


Editor's Notebook

Teaching Consumer Literacy with the Internet

C. Frederick Risinger
Though our educational system does little to prepare students to be intelligent consumers, the internet provides innovative educators with a wealth of information and resources.


Torture and the War on Terror

Ed O’Brien
Educators can equip students with the knowledge and judgement necessary to confront situations such as those that occurred at Abu Ghraib by exploring issues raised by torture, discussing constitutional protections, and teaching about international commitments.


Editor's Notebook

Financial Education

The Interdependence of Economic and Personal Finance Education

John S. Morton
To improve the weak presence of personal finance education in our schools, we must establish its home within the economics curriculum.



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