Social Education May/June 2004
The Carter G. Woodson Book Awards 2003
This year’s award winners for outstanding nonfiction that highlights ethnic minorities and race relations include books on Cesar Chavez, on life in a World War II Japanese relocation camp, and on the 1960s killing of three civil rights activists.
Pull Out Section
Elementary Students in Substantive Culture Learning
Merry M. Merryfield
Elementary teachers can make choices that either lead to the development of globally-minded citizens or to the formation of young adults who know little about the world and have no interest in people different from themselves.
Looking at the Law
1863 Letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson about Walt Whitman
Lee Ann Potter
During the Civil War, poet Walt Whitman was eager to work for the government. Though federal jobs weren’t easy to come by, a letter of recommendation from Ralph Waldo Emerson was able to push open government doors.