By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.
Young people care deeply about the issues that affect their community, and taking informed action enables them to apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have practiced in class.
The right combination of primary and secondary sources will create an inquiry bridge between disciplinary reading and analytical writing
Students can learn a lot about specific U.S. presidents and their presidencies by researching presidential proclamations, such as the one that created Thanksgiving Day or the pardoning of Nixon.
The current divisive presidential election highlights the importance of teaching students the skills of constructive public discourse.
This list of noteworthy websites can be used to teach students about election issues and how to fact check campaign rhetoric, as well as the Electoral College and voting procedures.
If we want young people to build knowledge about democracy, then we must help students develop a rich understanding of elections.