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Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden: The Background to September 11


--The Choices Program, Brown University
Ten years after 9/11, the United States is still fighting a war in Afghanistan against the Taliban. This article details key issues and events including the rise of the Taliban and the emergence of Osama bin Laden as a global terrorist figure.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7504/7504185.pdf

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Congress Investigates: Pearl Harbor and 9/11 Congressional Hearing Exhibits (Teaching with Documents)


--Christine Blackerby
The study of the two featured documents will illustrate for students the importance of Congress’s power to investigate as part of a system of checks and balances established by the Founders.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7504/7504175.pdf

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Political Civility in the Age of Reagan


--Janet Tran with Tony Pennay and Krista Kohlhausen
The centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth offers an opportunity to engage students in lessons about the importance of political civility.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7501/75011145.pdf

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Supreme Court Review (Looking at the Law)


--Charles F. Williams and Catherine Hawke
Recent Supreme Court decisions generated surprising controversy, from gun control to First Amendment issues. In 2011, the Court will weigh in on cases dealing with the hiring of illegal immigrants, protests at soldiers’ funerals, and selling violent video games.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405243.pdf

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Since You Asked: Remembering America’s Veterans


--Barbara Hatch
Through the Arizona Heritage Project, students work to document their local history and preserve the stories of Arizona’s military veterans.

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Teaching Presidential Impeachment


--Jean A. Luckowsi and James J. Lopach
An issues-centered approach to impeachment can help students to both appreciate the wisdom of our constitutional framework and understand why such strong differences over how to interpret the Constitution emerged in the recent debate over impeaching President Clinton.

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The Meaning of Memory: Establishing the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday


--Mira Cohen
Some memorable days in our nation’s history are declared holidays, while others are considered days of remembrance. This article explores the process of establishing a holiday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Other September 11: Teaching about the 1973 Overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende


--Katy Benedetto, Alexandra Lamb, and Robert Cohen
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.

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