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Confucianism on the Comeback: Current Trends in Culture, Values, Politics, and Economy

The ancient principles of Confucius, which challenge unexamined thinking, are experiencing a multifaceted revival in China.

Chinese Geography through Chinese Cuisine

Teaching China's cuisines provides an engaging way of illustrating the diversity of Chinese society.

What I Wish My College Students Already Knew about PRC History

Five main themes outlined in this article can help secondary students integrate conflicting views on China, particularly since the establishment of the People's Republic.

Panda-Huggers and Dragon-Slayers: How to View Modern China Today

Two extreme positions that have long characterized outsider views of China--panda-hugger or dragon-slayer--have become increasingly untenable in the context of contemporary China.

Letter to Social Studies Teachers from the U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman

Teachers have an essential role to play in preparing young Americans for the future relationship between the United States and China.


This special issue offers perspectives on China that will help teachers move beyond outdated assumptions in order to better educate students and encourage further study of this vast and complex country.

The Civic Mission of Schools

Six principles outlined by the Civic Mission of Schools Campaign can help us achieve our objective of preparing competent and responsible citizens.

Blogging to Learn: Educational Blogs and U.S. History

Multimedia and Web 2.0 technologies offer opportunities to successfully engage low achieving students while promoting in-depth thinking and increasing student participation.

Webby Award Winners: Interactive Media for the Social Studies

Educators will find the winners of a leading Internet award to be exellent resources for enhancing teaching and learning in the classroom.


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