Social Education April 2005
Documents in the Digital Age
Lee Ann Potter
As more and more documents exist only in digital form, archivists and historians are faced with new challenges: preserving and providing access to computer-readable historical records.
Looking at the Law
Does the First Amendment Have a Future?
Recent research has shown that our students’ knowledge of the First Amendment is severely deficient. Our schools can play a major role in turning this around by becoming more open to debate and the exchange of ideas.
Women, WebQuests and Controversial Issues in the Social Studies
Margaret Smith Crocco and Judith Cramer
Using technology to teach controversial issues can motivate students and advance instruction. Here, the authors explore the benefits and constraints of WebQuests for studying gender issues in a global context.
Surfing the Net
Considering the Move to Online Discussions
Bruce E. Larson
Teachers can use electronic boards as well as classroom discussion to help students consider opposing opinions, understand alternative viewpoints, and identify commonalities.