Social Education November/December 2002
Trade, Travel, and Scholarship in Dar al Islam
Joan Brodsky Schur
Students journey to the fifteenth century Islamic world with this simulation activity to learn how trade and travel fostered intellectual achievement, as well as improvements in material life.
The We the People Program
Since 1987, millions of students have participated in this national civics program. Surveys show that alumni are more likely than are their peers to vote, pay attention to public affairs, or participate in politics.
Point of ViewMulticultural Education in Social Studies
Guichun Zong, Jesus Garcia, and Angene Wilson
The authors counter criticisms of multicultural education by describing how its pedagogical approaches promote a thoughtful patriotism.
Teaching with DocumentsTeaching with Documents
Lee Ann Potter
A newly launched project highlights one hundred landmark documentssuch as the United States Constitution, Thomas Edisons electric lamp patent, and the canceled check for Alaskathat have influenced the course of U.S. history. Heres how to integrate these documents into classroom instruction.
Looking at the LawMarbury v. Madison: Bicentennial of a Landmark Decision
James H. Landman
This article revisits the historic two-hundred-year-old verdict that affirmed the Supreme Courts right to review, and overturn, congressional or executive acts it deems unconstitutional.
In FocusCrisis with Iraq: A Lesson Plan
Choices Education Program, Watson Institute, Brown University
As a debate continues in the United States and abroad about U.S. policy toward Iraq, this lesson plan will help teachers engage their students in considering that important issue.
In FocusSpotlight on Iraq
An information section prepared by the staff of Social Education
The special section provides background information on a country and regime that looms large in the news.