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Social Education April 2007

Teaching with Documents

The Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century
Paul Resta, Betty S. Flowers, Ken Tothero

This interactive website with digitized resources from 12 presidential libraries offers students a close-up look at key moments of a president's term. Secondary/High School     US History


Sounds Good to Me: Using Digital Audio in the Social Studies Classroom
George B. Lipscomb, Lisa Marie Guenther, Perry McLeod

Recent innovations in audio content, such as streaming, podcasts, and vodcasts, engage auditory learners and enrich the classroom experience. Secondary/High School    


For Kids, By Kids: Our City Podcast
Tony Vincent, Mark van't Hooft

Young people eagerly plan, research, write, and edit a podcast that tells the history of their city when they know that this creation will have an authentic listening audience.     US History


Listen Up: Studying the American Labor Movement Through Oral Histories
Cheryl Mason Bolick, Lisa Norberg, Dayna Durbin

A growing collection of digitized oral history interviews on topics such as labor, civil rights, and women's issues, allows students to hear firsthand about the experiences of individuals during critical periods in American history. Secondary/High School     US History


Exploring Complex Social Phenomena with Computer Simulations
Ilene R. Berson, Michael J. Berson

New technological tools that imitate real life phenomena, such as agent-based modeling and simulations, help students explore how individual actions can contribute to the emergence of social patterns. Secondary/High School     Social Sciences


Discovering Africa through Internet-based Geographic Information Systems: A Pan-African Summit Simulation
Andrew J. Milson, Kathleen M. Gilbert, Brian D. Earle

World geography students discover Africa on their own with Internet-based interactive maps and geographic data. Secondary/High School     Geography, Global Studies


The Course of the Republic: American Responses to Technology in the Nineteenth Century
Meghan McGlinn Manfra

This overview with teaching activities on the Lowell textile mill and Ralph Waldo Emerson offers creative approaches to studying the political and technological changes of the nineteenth century. Secondary/High School     US History


Building Connections and Community: The Roles Self-Reflection and Technology Can Play in Tolerance and Democratic Education
John M. Fischer, Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz, Zeb Kellough, Jen Presla

Participants in this international expedition are using new forms, such as I-movies, chat rooms, and posting narratives and images online, to record and share their experiences. Secondary/High School    

Looking at the Law

The Great Firewall of China
Shawn Healy

Teaching Activities by Michelle Parrini Secondary/High School     Law-Related