Social Education March/April 2011
Special Section: What Every Citizen Needs to Know about the Fed and Monetary Policy and How You Can Teach about It
Andrew T. Hill and William C. Wood
It's important to strike a balance between traditional teaching about monetary policy and the teaching that is needed in these turbulent times.
High School Economics
Special Section: Charting New Digital Vistas in Social Studies
Learning History with Mini-Camcorders
Jeremy D. Stoddard and Meg Hoffman
Three activities described here engage the creativity of at-risk students by incorporating mini-camcorders into the study of the American Revolution, Civil War, and Post-Reconstruction.
Visualizing Economic Development with ArcGIS Explorer
Megan L. Webster and Andrew J. Milson
Students can use GIS applications to analyze a range of geographic patterns. In the lesson described here, ninth graders used ArcGIS Explorer to study economic development and the ways in which countries are classified as more, or less, developed.
Surfing the NetHow New Technology Resources are Changing Social Studies
C. Frederick Risinger
This list of recommended websites highlights the innovative use of Web 2.0 technology by teachers in Milwaukee and Kentucky, and a Houston professor who teaches students how to design podcasts that use animation, music, and narration.