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Letter by Stephen Decatur and Painting by Thomas Chambers Related to the War of 1812

This article pairs a textual document with a painting of the related 1812 sea battle, underscoring the value of visual images in fostering new insights about historic events, people, and ideas.
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Object Lessons: The Law of Cultural Property

Many interests can be at stake in conflicts over cultural property. A close look at three recent cases can guide students to reflect on issues related to ownership and control of cultural property.
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From Banished to Brother Outsider, Miss Navajo to An Inconvenient Truth: Documentary Films as Perspective-Laden Narratives

Documentary films are widely used in the social studies classroom. This column spotlights three films and explains why their explicit viewpoints can enhance classroom discussion and student learning.

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Teaching Modern Latin America in the Social Science Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Approach

The creation of thematic units around such topics as ethnicity, progress, conflict, and migration, offers a valuable structure for teaching about a region as diverse as Latin America.
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The Flowering of Identity:Tracing the History of Cuba through the Visual Arts

The study of Cuban art and architecture highlights unique aspects of the island's historyfrom prehistoric times through conquest and colonialism, to independence and revolution.
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Bringing Latin America to Life with Films in the Classroom

Films and videos allow students to explore Latin American reality while prompting classroom discussions that deepen their understanding.
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Stories from Afar: Using Children's and Young Adult Literature to Teach about Latin America

Teaching about Latin America through prose, poetry, and picture books helps bring a human dimension to the study of the region.
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