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Advocating for Abolition: Staging an Abolitionist Society Convention

--Andy Robinson and Joan Brodsky Schur
This simulation illustrates for students that the most complex debates in American history are not necessarily between those for and against social change, but among those who agree on the goal, but disagree on the means.
*http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7404/

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Advocating for Abolition: Staging an Abolitionist Society Convention

--Andy Robinson and Joan Brodsky Schur
This simulation illustrates for students that the most complex debates in American history are not necessarily between those for and against social change, but among those who agree on the goal, but disagree on the means.
*http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7404/

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Even Wars Have Laws: Upholding an American Tradition

--TJ Adhihetty
The earliest American leaders upheld basic protections for civilians, prisoners of war, and sick and injured combatants. Such principles can serve as a guide today as we address difficult questions like the treatment of detainees and the issue of torture.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405259.pdf

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Even Wars Have Laws: Upholding an American Tradition

--TJ Adhihetty
The earliest American leaders upheld basic protections for civilians, prisoners of war, and sick and injured combatants. Such principles can serve as a guide today as we address difficult questions like the treatment of detainees and the issue of torture.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405259.pdf

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A Bus Ride Across the Mason-Dixon Line in the Era of Jim Crow

--John A. Stokes with Steven S. Lapham
Students gain a deeper understanding of the segregation period through this classroom simulation, in which randomly-assigned cards determine whether volunteers sit or stand during a long, interstate bus trip.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405266.pdf

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A Bus Ride Across the Mason-Dixon Line in the Era of Jim Crow

--John A. Stokes with Steven S. Lapham
Students gain a deeper understanding of the segregation period through this classroom simulation, in which randomly-assigned cards determine whether volunteers sit or stand during a long, interstate bus trip.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405266.pdf

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The Bystander’s Dilemma: How Can We Turn our Students into Upstanders?

--Lauren Woglom and Kim Pennington
By studying moments in history where bystanders made a difference, teachers can motivate students to think critically in the face of social dilemmas.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405254.pdf

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The Bystander’s Dilemma: How Can We Turn our Students into Upstanders?

--Lauren Woglom and Kim Pennington
By studying moments in history where bystanders made a difference, teachers can motivate students to think critically in the face of social dilemmas.
* http://publications.socialstudies.org/se/7405/7405254.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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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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