Social Education March/April 2015
Lessons on the Law
The Second Act: Will America Get A Right To Be Forgotten?
Michelle A. Silverthorn
The European Union's new guidelines on the right to have personal information removed from the Internet can be used to launch an enriching classroom debate about free speech versus privacy rights.
Special Section on Economics: Teaching about Money and the Fed
Three Key Episodes in American Financial History
Mark C. Schug, Mary C. Suiter, and William C. Wood
When economics is integrated into the study of history, students gain a much deeper understanding of the way in which monetary policies changed in the decades before the Great Depression.
Too Low? For Too Long? Ghost Story IV
M. Scott Niederjohn, Mark C. Schug, William C. Wood
In this fourth installment of a series of imaginary conversations between the Chair of the Federal Reserve System and renowned economists, Janet Yellen discusses interest rates and the direction of U.S. monetary policy with John Kenneth Galbraith and Friedrich A. Hayek.
Is Bitcoin the Money of the Future?
M. Scott Niederjohn, J.R. Clark, Ashley S. Harrison
As a virtual currency, Bitcoin has many attractive features, but its drawbacks may prevent it from becoming a global currency.
Special Section on Technology: Developing Multiliteracies in the Social Studies
With Their Voice: Constructing Meaning with Digital Testimony
Brandon J. Haas, Michael J. Berson and Ilene R. Berson
Students become actively engaged with Holocaust survivors through personal narratives on the USC Shoah Foundation website and can embark on video activities that deepen their comprehension of genocides.
Student Documentaries Based on the C3 Framework
Meghan McGlinn Manfra and Seth Brown
Engaging in inquiry and documentary creation related to the lives of children during the Holocaust helps young people confront the complex issues raised by genocide.