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Social Education October 2009

Social Education October 2009
Teaching with Documents
Letter to the Senate Banking Committee about Wall Street Reform Legislation during the New Deal Christine Blackerby
The featured document on federal aid for school lunches and the accompanying essay on the School Lunch Act provide students with a unique chance to study the role of government. Secondary Level     US History
Looking at the Law
Supreme Court Review Charles F. Williams
The Supreme Court term opens with its first Hispanic justice and a list of highlights that includes two high-profile First Amendment cases and an important property rights case. Secondary Level     Law-Related

Social Studies for English Language Learners:Teaching Social Studies that Matters Barbara C. Cruz and Stephen J. Thornton

As the number of English language learners continues to rise, four key principles will help teachers ensure a valuable social studies education.

Secondary Level    

The Guide on the Stage: In Defense of Good Lecturing in the History Classroom Jason Stacy
Interactive lectures require a strong familiarity with the content being taught and compel students to actively engage the material. Secondary Level    
Surfing the Net
Teaching about U.S. Climate Policy and the 2009 Copenhagen Conference C. Frederick Risinger
This list of recommended sites offers resources and lesson plans for teaching about the climate change conference in Denmark and the cap and trade system. Secondary Level    

Life in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Samuel Totten
The author details his findings after six months of research on the lives of genocide survivors in Rwanda. Secondary Level    

The Other September 11: Teaching about the 1973 Overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende
With the help of primary sources, teachers can give students the opportunity to reflect on the complexity and contradictions of U.S foreign policy by introducing them to Chile's September 11. Secondary Level    
Point of View
In Pursuit of the Faerie Folk: Identity, Self-determination, and Multiculturalism in Louisiana Paul Nagel and Dayna Bowker Lee
Creole culture is part of the fabric of America and an excellent topic for classrooms studying cultural diversity. Secondary Level    
Point of View
The Coverage of the Holocaust in High School History Textbooks David Lindquist
Though coverage of the Holocaust has become standard in history textbooks, it is often superficial and fails to provide the groundwork for meaningful student inquiry into that devastating genocidal event. Secondary Level    

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