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Teacher Resources for Academic Freedom Issues

This list of key websites, journals, and organizations is invaluable for educators exploring academic freedom

Understanding Antitrust Laws, Competition, the Economy, and Their Impact on Our Everyday Lives

The history of American antitrust laws, explored in this interview, can introduce students to the globalization of markets, trade, and legal governance
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The Carter G. Woodson Book Awards

The 2010 award winners include books about a teenage civil rights pioneer, a Native American leader, and the immigrant experience in America.

The Essential Role of Social Studies: Reflections on Arne Duncan's Article

NCSS President Steve Goldberg and former presidents Syd Golston, Michael Yell, Gayle Thieman, and Peggy Altoff point out the effects that education policies have had on the social studies and call on our national leaders to change these policies.

House of Delegates Resolution

Increasing the Relevance: A Who Done It Mystery

This lesson describes a creative approach to teaching the judicial system with a simulated murder mystery.

Isn't Culturally Responsive Instruction Just Good Teaching?

Culturally responsive instruction that builds on students? home and community experiences can improve academic achievement and increase chances for success.

Folk in the History Classroom: Using the Music of the People to Teach Eras and Events

The featured lesson uses Woody Guthrie?s ?Dust Storm Disaster? to study the Dust Bowl from the perspective of those most affected.
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Integrating Literature and the Arts Using Internet Resources

The highlighted websites offer lesson plans, book lists, or other resources that can help teachers integrate literature and the arts into their social studies instruction.

Using Artifacts to Understand the Life of a Soldier in World War II

High school students in New Jersey practice artifact analysis and learn about soldier life in World War II when they interact with wartime relics, including medals, gas masks, ration coupons, and letters home.

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