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Analyzing propaganda posters from World War I in the classroom enables students to advance their historical knowledge and gain critical media decoding skills.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
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.
--Lisa Brown Buchanan
These four documentary films can engage students in historical thinking, expand their capacity for empathy, and hone discussion and writing skills.