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Social Education

Research and Practice: Social Studies and the Social Order: Transmission or Transformation?

—William B. Stanley
Educators have long pondered whether their duty in the classroom was to convey the status quo or to facilitate change. Here, the author presents three historic positions on the role of teachers with respect to the social order.


The Dropping of Atomic Bombs on Japan

Thomas Holmes
As the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki draws near, a classroom teacher shares four approaches to exploring this momentous event with students.


Middle School, the Middle East and a War: Debunking Myths and Stereotypes

Marguerite W. Parks and Deborah A. Hilscher
A group of Wisconsin seventh grade students studying the Middle East reach beyond the headlines to form a connection and friendships with students at a nearby Muslim school.


Editor's Notebook

Close Up on a Genocide: Rwanda, 1994

Sometimes in April
Reviewed by Jennifer Bauduy and Daly Valet

Book Review

NCSS House of Delegates Resolutions

Surfing the Net

—C. Frederick Risinger
Young people feel a greater connection to history when they are learning about others their age. Here, the author provides a list of websites about children throughout history.


Editor's Notebook

Take Your Students on Virtual Field Trips

C. Frederick Risinger
Students can travel to historical sites, explore museums, and study notable art without ever leaving their computers. The author recommends some exceptional websites for these virtual field trips.


Protecting the Rights of Whistleblowers

—Lauren Robinson
Thousands of federal workers play key roles in safeguarding our nation’s security. Yet, when some of those workers speak up about government errors or corruption, the consequences they suffer can be dire.



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