Social Education March 2006
The Fed's Year of Transition
Mark C. Schug and M. Scott Niederjohn
The change in leadership at the Federal Reserve, after more than 18 years, provides an opportune moment for students to study the Fed s historical development, the causes of the Great Depression, and the tools used by the central bank to avoid an economic crisis.
Lesson PlanGlobalization and Foreign Investment
Globalization101.org, A project of the Carnegie Endowment
International investment has played a key role in propelling the world toward closer economic integration. This lesson plan explains for students the different types of foreign investment and the significance of each.
Surfing the Net
Teaching about Energy Issues and Energy Independence Using the Internet
C. Frederick Risinger
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush pointed to Americas addiction to oil and called for more emphasis on alternative fuels. Websites highlighted in this article will help students learn more about this increasingly important public issue.
Looking at the Law
Executive Power in an Age of Terror
James H. Landman
In todays era of terrorism, marked by a non-traditional enemy, should the executive branch have greater authority? This article looks at the extent of the presidents power and the role of Congress and the judiciary in checking and balancing that power.
Iraq after the December 2005 Election
In December, Iraqis went to the polls in a make-or-break election for a four-year national assembly. This special feature examines the problems facing Iraq at a time when its political scene has fragmented on a sectarian and ethnic basis.