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Social Studies and the Young Learner

A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Teaching About Elections During a Presidential Election Year

Pull-out from Social Studies and the Young Learner. Includes list of children's books about elections. 


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The Public Park A Sense of Place in a Civic Space (Pullout)

Rethinking Classroom Management

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