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Social Education May/June 2014

Sources & Strategies
Teaching Students Sourcing and Contextualizing Strategies Using Newspapers and Lithographs  
Rebecca Newland
The featured primary sources related to the impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the time of its publication provoke important questions that will deepen students' analytical skills and historical understanding. High School
Looking at the Law
Poetic Justice: Law and Literature in the Classroom 
Donald Vish
Connecting law and literature in the classroom enables students to tackle eternal dilemmas in the search for justice. High School

Poems of the Great War: A Selection 
Social Education Staff
Examining the World War I poems presented here can serve as an excellent entry point for studying the causes, course, and effects of the war as its hundredth anniversary approaches. High School

Inquiring about the Causes of World War I with Chronozoom 
David Hicks, John Lee, Samantha Shires
What exactly sparked the First World War 100 years ago? An innovative timeline tool and creative teaching materials offer an engaging approach for teaching students about the complex causes. High School

A Street Named for a King: A Lesson in the Politics of Place-Naming 
Jerry T. Mitchell, Derek H. Alderman
As students use geospatial technology to discover streets named for Martin Luther King, Jr., they learn about politics and social power as well as geography. High School

The Carter G. Woodson Book Awards 

The 2013 Carter G. Woodson Award winners include books about Booker T. Washington's 500-mile trek to college, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights campaigns, Solomon Northup's kidnapping into slavery from his birthplace in New York. High School

Teaching Social Studies Students to Write with Light Using the Documentary Filmmaking Process 
Mark Hofer, Kathy Swan, Sharon Zuber
Documentary filmmaking weaves together reading, writing, speaking, and production skills, enabling students to communicate understanding of important ideas and issues in a compelling manner. High School

Promoting Inquiry-Based Learning through National History Day 
Abigail L. Kuhn, Lynne M. O'Hara
The rigorous research projects that students undertake for National History Day teaches them to work like historians while developing skills needed to become active, engaged citizens. High School US History
Surfing the Net
Using Virtual Field Trips, Music, and Art to Teach Social Studies 
C. Frederick Risinger
The recommended websites feature ideas and lesson plans that will help teachers and curriculum specialists integrate social studies and the arts. High School
Book Review
African American Baseball History and the Social Studies 
John Sturtz
The featured book offers a valuable perspective on the importance of integrating sports into education. High School US History

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