Social Education October 2005
Looking at the Law
Charles F. Williams
The roundup features significant Supreme Court decisions on the separation of church and state, the death penalty, and property rights. Looking ahead to the next term, the author considers how changes in the Courts composition may influence future decisions.
Surfing the NetSurfing the Net
C. Frederick Risinger
Young people feel a greater connection to history when they are learning about others their age. Here, the author provides a list of websites about children throughout history.
Global Health in the Social Studies Classroom
David J. Smith
Students walk a figurative mile in the worlds shoes, when they carry water from a lake to better understand how factors like access to water can affect a communitys health
Protecting the Rights of Whistleblowers
Thousands of federal workers play key roles in safeguarding our nations security. Yet, when some of those workers speak up about government errors or corruption, the consequences they suffer can be dire.
Learning about the Civil War through Soldiers' Letters
Letters home from young soldiers give students a close-up view of the Civil War; their sense of empathy further deepens when they must use their imagination and write their own letters home.
Does History Matter? Ask the Armenians
Thousands of Armenians recently gathered in the Syrian Desert to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Genocide scholar Samuel Totten describes the two-day memorial and the ongoing impact of that genocide.
A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide
This article describes the history of the Armenian people,the problems they faced under Ottoman rule, and the genocide perpetrated against them in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.
Lesson PlanNew England and the African Slave Trade
Choices for the 21st Century Education Program, Brown University
Although many people in the United States think of slavery as a Southern institution, New England has a more complex history of slavery and slave trading than many realize.