Social Education September 2003
The Escape of the Pearl
Susan Hoffman Fishman
The attempted escape of more than seventy slaves aboard a ship called the Pearl
spotlights issues of morality and law, slavery in a democratic society, and the inherent challenges in deciphering history.
The Shrinking of Social Studies
Robert W. Howard
Standards-based reform has forced teachers to focus on tested subjects to the detriment of crucial disciplines like social studies.
Where's the History?
Stuart Phipps and Susan Adler
The authors respond to charges that NCSS has downplayed historys role in the curriculum.
In Focus: Iraq