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Iraq Today: The Challenge of Securing the Peace
Choices Education Program, Watson Institute, Brown University
This lesson plan enables students to explore divergent policy alternatives on handling post-war Iraq.
Letter from Archibald MacLeish about Relocating the Charters of Freedom during World War II
Michael Hussey and Lee Ann Potter
During World War II, the Library of Congress went to extraordinary lengths to protect the nations founding documents in case of an attack on the capital.
African American Women and Espionage in the Civil War
African American women played key roles in the Civil War, providing valuable military intelligence to the Union army.
The Escape of the Pearl
Susan Hoffman Fishman
The attempted escape of more than seventy slaves aboard a ship called the Pearl spotlights issues of morality and law, slavery in a democratic society, and the inherent challenges in deciphering history.
Witnessing the Making of History: The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic
The author describes the United Nations judicial process at The Hague while providing a powerful first-hand account of Slobodan Milosevics trial.
Working with the Textbook: How to Enhance Student Motivation
Patrick P. McCabe
Educators who directly address a textbooks style, calling attention to text features, can transform a class of unengaged students into a highly motivated group.
Point of View
Low Expectations and Less Learning
Current attempts to improve education are actually exacerbating existing problems.
In Focus: No Child Left Behind
The Shrinking of Social Studies
Robert W. Howard
Standards-based reform has forced teachers to focus on tested subjects to the detriment of crucial disciplines like social studies.
No Child Left Behind: The Impact on Social Studies Classrooms
Prepared by the Staff of Social Education
Leading NCSS members reveal the effects of No Child Left Behind on their schools and their classroom teaching.