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Social Education May/June 2009

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Vol.: 
73
Number: 
4

George Washington's Printed Draft of the Constitution and Mike Wilkins's Preamble
Lee Ann Potter and Elizabeth K. Eder
The featured artwork highlights the 52 words of the Preamble to the Constitution. The accompanying document shows, however, that these well known words underwent many changes before reaching their final form.
Secondary/High School US History
Looking at the Law
The Reporter?s Privilege Under Fire: Is the American Press Still Free?
Natalie West
When students study the issue of reporter?s privilege they will understand why the courts and legislatures still struggle to define this protection, more than 150 years after the first American reporter was jailed for refusing to reveal a source.
Secondary/High School Law Related Education

Using Artifacts to Understand the Life of a Soldier in World War II
Staci Anson
High school students in New Jersey practice artifact analysis and learn about soldier life in World War II when they interact with wartime relics, including medals, gas masks, ration coupons, and letters home.
Secondary/High School
Surfing the Net
Integrating Literature and the Arts Using Internet Resources
C. Frederick Risinger
The highlighted websites offer lesson plans, book lists, or other resources that can help teachers integrate literature and the arts into their social studies instruction.
Secondary/High School

The Carter G. Woodson Book Awards 2009

The 2008 award winners describe racial barriers in sports and military institutions, the immigrant experience, and the stories of selected female blues and jazz singers.
Elementary Education
Folk in the History Classroom: Using the Music of the People to Teach Eras and Events
Michael G. Lovorn
The featured lesson uses Woody Guthrie?s ?Dust Storm Disaster? to study the Dust Bowl from the perspective of those most affected.
PreK-Elementary US History
Research and Practice
Isn't Culturally Responsive Instruction Just Good Teaching?
Kathryn Au
Culturally responsive instruction that builds on students? home and community experiences can improve academic achievement and increase chances for success.
Secondary/High School

Increasing the Relevance: A Who Done It Mystery
Nancy Peterson
This lesson describes a creative approach to teaching the judicial system with a simulated murder mystery.
Secondary/High School
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