Social Education March/April 2017
Lessons on the Law
The Curious Case of The Slants
Steven D. Schwinn
The Supreme Court case about Asian American singer Simon Tam's band can launch an engaging lesson on trademark law and the First Amendment.
International Trade and Finance
Anne O. Krueger
There is little doubt that trade between countries is highly beneficial when there is a level playing field for competition. Policies that seek to interfere with trade are based on misconceptions.
The Economics of Brexit
Scott Niederjohn, Ashley Harrison, and J.R. Clark
A close examination of Britain's decision to leave the European Union can advance student understanding of key economic concepts like trade, free trade, costs and benefits, as well as immigration.
Illegal Trade: Human Trafficking
The use of the tools of economics to analyze human trafficking will highlight the clear distinction between voluntary labor markets and the coercion involved in human trafficking.
Taking a Stand for Integrated Housing
Mary Clare McNatt
The featured 1953 postcards both in support of and against integrating public housing can be used as a springboard for a lesson on segregation in the 1950s and Brown v. Board of Education.
Promoting Interactive Learning in the Social Studies Through Technology
The Connecting Carolina Teaching with Primary Sources Program
Meghan Manfra & the Connecting Carolina Grant Team
Digital sources like Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl can involve students in a deep investigation of the long-term history and personal impacts of slavery in the United States.