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Letter about the School Lunch Program

The featured document on federal aid for school lunches and the accompanying essay on the School Lunch Act provide students with a unique chance to study the role of government.
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The Coverage of the Holocaust in High School History Textbooks

Though coverage of the Holocaust has become standard in history textbooks, it is often superficial and fails to provide the groundwork for meaningful student inquiry into that devastating genocidal event.

In Pursuit of the Faerie Folk: Identity, Self-determination, and Multiculturalism in Louisiana

Creole culture is part of the fabric of America and an excellent topic for classrooms studying cultural diversity.

The Other September 11: Teaching about the 1973 Overthrow of Chilean President Salvador Allende

With the help of primary sources, teachers can give students the opportunity to reflect on the complexity and contradictions of U.S foreign policy by introducing them to Chile's September 11.

Life in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

The author details his findings after six months of research on the lives of genocide survivors in Rwanda.

Teaching about U.S. Climate Policy and the 2009 Copenhagen Conference

This list of recommended sites offers resources and lesson plans for teaching about the climate change conference in Denmark and the cap and trade system.

The Guide on the Stage: In Defense of Good Lecturing in the History Classroom

Interactive lectures require a strong familiarity with the content being taught and compel students to actively engage the material.

Social Studies for English Language Learners:Teaching Social Studies that Matters

As the number of English language learners continues to rise, four key principles will help teachers ensure a valuable social studies education.


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