Social Education May/June 2005
Take Your Students on Virtual Field Trips
C. Frederick Risinger
Students can travel to historical sites, explore museums, and study notable art without ever leaving their computers. The author recommends some exceptional websites for these virtual field trips.
Book Talks: Generating Interest in Good Reading
Thomas N. Turner
Presenting students with a variety of social studies-related fiction and nonfiction books can inspire them to read more and learn about issues from a range of perspectives.
Carter G. Woodson Book Awards
This year’s winners for outstanding nonfiction that focus on ethnic minorities and race relations include books on early civil rights reformers, a Japanese American family in an internment camp, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, migrant leader César Chavez, Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea, and poet Gwendolyn Brooks.
Pull Out Sectionhttp://www.socialstudies.org/resources/notable/
The Dropping of Atomic Bombs on Japan
As the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki draws near, a classroom teacher shares four approaches to exploring this momentous event with students.