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Looking at World War I Propaganda

--Chris Sperry
Analyzing propaganda posters from World War I in the classroom enables students to advance their historical knowledge and gain critical media decoding skills.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7805/780514235...

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Mapping Early American History: Beyond What Happened Where

--Andrew J. Milson
The three highlighted early American historical maps will provide students with important insight into the geographical understanding of people in the past and the implications of this limited knowledge.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7805/780514216...

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Challenging Students to Differentiate between Election Returns and Results with a Memo and a Telegram from 1864 (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
The featured documents related to Abraham Lincoln’s reelection provide an excellent entry point into a lesson on the historical impact of elections and resulting political action.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7805/780514208...

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Equal Protection, Immigration, and Education: Plyler v. Doe

--Joseph R. Feinberg, Frans H. Doppen, and Matthew S. Hollstein
This lesson on the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment will give students a deeper understanding of the issues framing the current immigration debate.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7804/7804183.pdf

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What Constitution Day Means and Why it Matters (Looking at the Law)

--Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Constitution Day offers an opportune time for students to explore the evolution of the founding document and examine its provisions for citizens’ rights and rules of government.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7804/7804160.pdf

Encouraging Student Interest in the Economic Context of the Constitution with Continental Currency (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
A close look at the featured currency issued by the Continental Congress can launch a lesson on the economic problems that preceded the drafting of the Constitution.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7804/7804157.pdf

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A Street Named for a King: A Lesson in the Politics of Place-Naming

--Jerry T. Mitchell and Derek H. Alderman
As students use geospatial technology to discover streets named for Martin Luther King, Jr., they learn about politics and social power as well as geography.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7803/7803123.pdf

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Poems of the Great War: A Selection

--Social Education Staff
Examining the World War I poems presented here can serve as an excellent entry point for studying the causes, course, and effects of the war as its hundredth anniversary approaches.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7803/7803112.pdf

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Teaching Students Sourcing and Contextualizing Strategies Using Newspapers and Lithographs (Sources and Strategies)

--Rebecca Newland
The featured primary sources related to the impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the time of its publication provoke important questions that will deepen students’ analytical skills and historical understanding.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7803/7803104.pdf

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From Freedom Riders to the Children’s March: Civil Rights Documentaries as Catalysts for Historical Empathy

--Lisa Brown Buchanan
These four documentary films can engage students in historical thinking, expand their capacity for empathy, and hone discussion and writing skills.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7802/78020491.pdf

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