Social Education May/June 2006
Carter G. Woodson Book Awards
The 2005 winners of outstanding nonfiction that focuses on ethnic minorities and race relations include books about slavery, discrimination, and the civil rights movement.
Looking at the LawBioethics and the Stem Cell Research Debate—
Robyn S. Shapiro
Ethical issues in science and medicine continue to be at the center of a charged debatewith stem cell research becoming a significant political issue. Increasingly, the law is serving as a key forum for the evolution of this debate.
The Tenth Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide
Has the international community learned lessons from past genocides? The author traveled to Srebrenica, 10 years after the Serb-orchestrated genocide, and spoke with survivors and others about the tragedy s impact.
Searching for Addie: The Story behind a Famous Photograph
A photo in a Lewis Hine child labor exhibit inspired the author to write a novel. Here, she describes her subsequent hunt through census records and dusty documents to trace the real life story of the 12-year-old textile mill worker in the photo.
Research and Practice
Caught between Invisibility and Stereotyping:
Teaching the Novel Shabanu
Margaret Smith Crocco
Fictionalized accounts of women of the world offer one way to compensate for the absence of women in global education materials. But, as exemplified by the novel Shabanu
, this approach brings with it a host of its own problems.