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Social Education March 2004
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Letter from President Millard Fillmore to the Emperor of Japan
Marvin Pinkert and Lee Ann Potter
A letter from President Fillmore plays a key role in overcoming Japans closed country policy.
Looking at the Law
McConnell v. FEC: Reforming Campaign Finance
David L. Hudson, Jr., and Charles F. Williams
The Supreme Court okays certain limits on money in politics to prevent corruption of elected officials.
Haiti in Crisis
Social Education Staff
The same president that American troops returned to power ten years ago is ousted after a rebel uprising. Social Education takes a look at the roots of Haitis most recent crisis.
Research and Practice
Discussion in Social Studies: Is it Worth the Trouble?
Diana E. Hess
Though many teachers value classroom discussion, why is it so rare in social studies classes?
Past as Prologue: History vs. Social Studies
Historically, in times of national emergency detractors like to blame social studies for a range of ills in the education system.
The U. S. Labor Force in the New Economy
Social Education Staff
Globalization and the spread of new technologies have spurred dramatic change in the U.S. labor force. Census Bureau statistics help explain some of these trends.
Macro or Micro: Teaching Fifth-Grade Economics Using Handheld Computers
Mark vant Hooft and Jan Kelly
A class of Ohio elementary students studies economics with a simulated stock market using their handheld computers.
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education Resources—A Guide for Study and Discussion
Alonzo N. Smith
This study guide provides a range of resources in preparation for the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
School Desegregation Depicted in Docudrama
David L. Wolfford
The author provides in-depth reviews of six films on desegregation.
The International Atomic Energy Agency
This article examines the origins of the international weapons inspection agency, and takes a closer look at nuclear programs in four key countriesIran, Iraq, North Korea, and Libya.