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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
Vol.: 
71
Number: 
3