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Social Education September 2003


 
Letters
246
   

 
Editor's Notebook
248
Cover Story: Teaching With Documents
   

 
Letter from Archibald MacLeish about Relocating the Charters of Freedom during World War II

Michael Hussey and Lee Ann Potter
During World War II, the Library of Congress went to extraordinary lengths to protect the nation’s founding documents in case of an attack on the capital.

254
   

 
African American Women and Espionage in the Civil War
Theresa McDevitt
African American women played key roles in the Civil War, providing valuable military intelligence to the Union army.

261
   

 
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.

267
   

 
Witnessing the Making of History: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic
Samuel Totten
The author describes the United Nations judicial process at The Hague while providing a powerful first-hand account of Slobodan Milosevic’s trial.

Elementary Education
274
   

 
Working with the Textbook: How to Enhance Student Motivation
Patrick P. McCabe
Educators who directly address a textbook’s style, calling attention to text features, can transform a class of unengaged students into a highly motivated group.

Point of View
281
   

 
Low Expectations and Less Learning
Monty Neill
Current attempts to improve education are actually exacerbating existing problems.

In Focus: No Child Left Behind
285
   

 
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.

291
   

 
No Child Left Behind: The Impact on Social Studies Classrooms
Prepared by the Staff of Social Education
Leading NCSS members reveal the effects of No Child Left Behind on their schools and their classroom teaching.

296
   

 
Where's the History?
Stuart Phipps and Susan Adler
The authors respond to charges that NCSS has downplayed history’s role in the curriculum.

300
In Focus: Iraq
   

 
Iraq Today: The Challenge of Securing the Peace
Choices Education Program, Watson Institute, Brown University
This lesson plan enables students to explore divergent policy alternatives on handling post-war Iraq.

   
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