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Social Education January/February 2015


Editor's Notebook
Michael Simpson

Social Studies Up!
Michelle Herczog
At NCSS, we continue to advance our key objectives—to increase education resources, advance advocacy, grow our membership, and promote citizenship with the C3 Framework.

Sources and Strategies
Asking Students to Compare the Value of Information in Different Sources about the Same Event
Scott M. Waring
A close look at the spy map that helped George Washington win the Battle of Princeton can place students in the role of historians as they analyze the map and other sources to shed light on this historic event.
US History

Immigrants and National Security during World War I
Kimberlee Ried
The U.S. government document issued during World War I to a German immigrant and Civil War veteran can launch a classroom exploration of federal policies on national security and the rights of immigrants.

Teaching the Battle of Gallipoli: Investigating Multiple Perspectives
Joan Brodsky Schur
Students will gain a much broader understanding of World War I by studying the Battle of Gallipoli—its outcome and effects—from multiple perspectives.
Secondary/High School World History
Surfing the Net
Plagues and Disease throughout World History
C. Frederick Risinger
These websites provide lesson plans and resources for teaching about how germs and disease have affected world history.

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