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The Making of Campaign 2012: Collision 2012 and Double Down (Review)

--David Wolfford
Two recently published books offer behind-the-scenes insight into the 2012 presidential campaign and can help teachers illustrate important electoral concepts.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7801/780147.pdf

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The Making of Campaign 2012: Collision 2012 and Double Down (Review)

--David Wolfford
Two recently published books offer behind-the-scenes insight into the 2012 presidential campaign and can help teachers illustrate important electoral concepts.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7801/780147.pdf

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They Should Have Sent a Poet: Deepening Students’ Understanding of History Through the Use of Poetry

--Christopher Lopez
The highlighted poems offer deep insights into three wars in which America was involved.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7801/780116.pdf

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They Should Have Sent a Poet: Deepening Students’ Understanding of History Through the Use of Poetry

--Christopher Lopez
The highlighted poems offer deep insights into three wars in which America was involved.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7801/780116.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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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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Is Baseball Essential?: World War I and the National Pastime (Teaching with Documents)

--Kris Maldre Jarosik and Jenny McMillen Sweeney
Documents related to baseball players and the military draft can launch a lesson on the American home front during World War I, as the 100th anniversary approaches.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7802/78020457.pdf

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Is Baseball Essential?: World War I and the National Pastime (Teaching with Documents)

--Kris Maldre Jarosik and Jenny McMillen Sweeney
Documents related to baseball players and the military draft can launch a lesson on the American home front during World War I, as the 100th anniversary approaches.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7802/78020457.pdf

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College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History

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The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed to serve two audiences: for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners — local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers — to strengthen their social studies programs. Its objectives are to: a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines; b) build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens; and c) align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

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The Rosenberg Trial—Uncovering the Layers of History (Looking at the Law)

--Bruce A. Ragsdale
Newly available online documents about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg offer students a unique opportunity to investigate, analyze, and craft their own narratives about this high profile Cold War espionage case.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications/se/7704/7704180.pdf

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