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Draft of the U.S. Constitution (August 1787) and Schedule of the Compensation of the Senate of the United States (March 1791)

The two featured documents can serve as a starting point for a lesson on public service while students debate the amount of pay that public servants should receive.
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Redefining the Vistas of Social Studies

By enhancing our professional organization and stepping up our advocacy, we can place social studies firmly in the foreground.

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Quantitative Easing and the Fed: Ghost Story II

In a sequel to a previous article, the authors imagine what two renowned economists might say to Ben Bernanke about how to advance economic recovery.
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Roadmap of Federal Reserve Resources for Teaching Economics and Personal Finance

It's important to strike a balance between traditional teaching about monetary policy and the teaching that is needed in these turbulent times.
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Students, Economics, and the Federal Reserve

Students with an understanding of economics are better equipped to comprehend the forces that influence our standard of living and overall financial well-being.
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A Call for Wikipedia in the Classroom

Rather than battle Wikipedia's stronghold in students' lives, teachers should seize the opportunity to teach students how to read Wikipedia through a critical lens.

Request for a Copy of the Decision in Weeks v. The United States

A Supreme Court decision banning illegally obtained evidence in federal court serves as a point of entry for the study of search warrants and the Fourth Amendment.
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