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Search and Seizure in the Schools

Students will learn about key Fourth Amendment concepts and the extent to which the amendment's protections apply to their lives in and out of school.
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Congo: Elections and the Battle for Mineral Resources

Teaching about current events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can illustrate for students the connection between technologies we enjoy in the Westcell phones, laptops and play stationsand fighting in a mineral-rich nation.
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Teaching about Genocide in a New Millennium

Should digital simulations be used to teach about such tragedies as the genocide in Darfur?
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Using Music to Teach about the Great Depression

Students will gain new perspectives on the socio-economic circumstances of the Great Depression through an analysis of song lyrics of the time.
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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus: A Banker Who Believes Credit is a Human Right

The Nobel Committee's 2006 peace prize selectiona microfinance organization and its founderoffers teachers an opportunity to explore links between poverty and peace.
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Leters to the Editor

Editor's Notebook

Building the Relationships That Matter

By nurturing our professional relationships, we can increase public recognition of the vital role of social studies.

Ford: Not a Lincoln but a Hayes? A Lesson in History and Political Science

What makes a president successful? This article evaluates the presidency of Gerald Ford in the light of four theories by political scientists on presidential performance, highlighting one of them.
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Eyewitness Account of Dr. Robert King Stone, President Lincoln's Family Physician

Teaching Activities by Lee Ann Potter
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