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Lesson PlanMoney Panics and the Establishment of the Federal Reserve System

—National Council on Economic Education, New York
An unregulated banking system in the nineteenth century contributed to a string of severe money panics. A short play in this lesson plan helps students understand why this happened and how today’s Federal Reserve System protects against panics.


Documents Informing Students, Students Informing Officials: The Project Citizen Mayoral Youth Conference

—Maria Elena Sardinas
The We the People program has taught countless students how to monitor and influence public policy. In Miami, students considered tax exemptions to spur economic growth, stronger driving license regulations for seniors, and a sales tax to fund public schools.


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Lesson PlanGlobalization and Foreign Investment

—, A project of the Carnegie Endowment
International investment has played a key role in propelling the world toward closer economic integration. This lesson plan explains for students the different types of foreign investment and the significance of each.


The Civic Mission of Schools

—Social Education Staff
The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is leading efforts to advance the causeof civic education.


It's My Right (Middle Grades)

The Persistent Issues in History Network: Using Technology to Support Historical Inquiry and Civic Reasoning

John W. Saye and Thomas Brush
The authors provide a support structure to assist teachers and students with the problem-based study of major U.S. historical developments.

A Brief History of the Armenian Genocide

—Sara Cohan
This article describes the history of the Armenian people,the problems they faced under Ottoman rule, and the genocide perpetrated against them in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.


An Internet Guide to Teaching the Constitution

—C. Frederick Risinger
The author spotlights some key websites teachers can consult for resources and lesson plans on the Constitution.

Looking at the Law

Using Technology to Teach Historical Understanding

Robert P. Stephens, Jane L. Lehr, Daniel B. Thorp, E. Thomas Ewing, and David Hicks
Doing history in the digital world helps students deepen their historical analysis skills.



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