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.
Francie Keller Shafer, Louise Stearns, and Joe Kallo This creative project, involving three traveling Beanie Baby dogs, helps students refine geographical mapping skills as they record their dogs travel across the state.
M. Gail Hickey and Don L. Kolterman The lesson plans highlighted in this article will help teachers bring women into the social studies curriculum by integrating family stories and community-based interviews.
178 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.
Elizabeth Winthrop 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.
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