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Middle Level Learning September 2006

Dramatic Narratives: Capturing the Human Side of World War II

Anita Perna Bohn and Penny Britton Kolloff

Ernie Pyle:The Foot Soldier’s Reporter

Sandra B. Oldendorf

Teenage Witnesses to the Holocaust (Book Review)

Tom Kolbe The Back Page: Censorship in Times of War

Middle Level Learning May/June 2008

What Having Students “Write the Constitution” Taught Me

Thomas Ladenburg

Teaching and Learning with Timelines

Linda Tripp, Cindy Basye, Kathy Jones, and Vicki Tripp

A Novel Idea: Historical Fiction and Social Studies

Janie M. McManus

Making Choices: An Exploration of Political Preferences

Paige Lilley Schulte and Travis Miller

Student Handout: Create a Time Line of Recent History

Middle Level Learning September 2009

Using Cartograms to Explore the Electoral College: Comparing 1908 with 2008

Peter William Moran, Kimberly Dawn Miller and Kurk Aegerter

Maps, Representations of the Earth, and Biases

Peter C. Cormas

How Politicians Gerrymander

Steven S. Lapham

Raise Up Your Cloth! The Woman Suffrage Movement's Second Generation

--Catherine M. Carter
This lesson plan with handouts focuses on Alice Paul's nonviolent protests. More classroom handouts follow in "Winning the Vote for Women: OBJECTION and ANSWER" by Jenny Wei (NMAH) and "Game Changer: Women's Basketball and Equal Opportunity" by Tedd Levy. Download the 16-page PDF (which is about 3 megabytes) at this URL:

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Lights, Camera, . . . Reenaction! Creating Video as We Study the Civil War

--Angela Stokes
A video project challenges students to read, research, and interpret historical sources, then create a short drama that reflects their understanding of events. Journey through Hallowed Ground sponsored this project, but you can do a low-budget version at your school.

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Analyzing Historical Political Cartoons: Helping Students With Diverse Learning Needs Analyze Primary Sources

--Grant R. Miller
Students analyze drawings available at one of three kid-friendly,online collections of political cartoons.
As they analyze, corroborate, and synthesize information, students are following the steps of UDL, Universal Design for Learning.

This PDF is the September 2011 issue of MLL, about 3 megabytes. See page 13.

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