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Students Preserve an Emancipation Site with Archaeological Technology

--Paul LaRue
High school students in Ohio combine study with experience as they unearth and clean artifacts in order to re-create the history of an early settlement of emancipated slaves.

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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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Using YouTube to Teach Presidential Election Propaganda: Twelve Representative Videos

--Wayne Journell
Teachers can use this selection of campaign ads to help students analyze various aspects of political propaganda.

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Bridge to the Future: Franklin Roosevelt’s Speech at the Dedication of the Triborough Bridge (Teaching with Documents)

--David L. Rosenbaum
The featured document from FDR’s speech inaugurating the Triborough Bridge provides an entry point for the study of New Deal programs and discussion of the government’s role in planning, funding, and creating infrastructure.

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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.

Letter to the Senate Banking Committee about Wall Street Reform Legislation during the New Deal (Teaching with Documents)

--Christine Blackerby
The featured document on federal aid for school lunches and the accompanying essay on the School Lunch Act provide students with a unique chance to study the role of government.

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The Dutch are Missing in the American Curriculum

--Anne Claunch
The Dutch contribution to America’s economic system and cultural fabric was highly significant, yet history textbooks barely mention their early seventeenth-century influence on America.

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Creating Biography Webs to Investigate Individuals’ Historical Contexts (Elementary Education)

Gary Fertig and Rick Silverman
Creating biography webs helps young learners recognize how people, economic conditions, and significant events shaped the personal development of historic individuals.

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Remnants from the Past: Using Scrapbooks to Make U.S. History Personal and Meaningful

John J. DeRose
Students learn how local history has coincided with national events and trends when they create scrapbooks to document the history of their high school.

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