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Education News Archive - November 18, 2007

By Vogler, Kenneth E Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L; Rock, Tracy C Abstract Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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