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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. High School 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. 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. High School
Looking at the Law
The Great Firewall of China 
Shawn Healy
Teaching Activities by Michelle Parrini High School Law-Related

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