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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 Level     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 Level    


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 Level     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 Level     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 Level     Geography, Global Connections


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 Level     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 Level    
Looking at the Law

The Great Firewall of China Shawn Healy

Teaching Activities by Michelle Parrini Secondary Level     Law-Related

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