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From the Civil War to 9/11: Democracy and the Right to a Fair Trial

--Alan S. Marcus
The author examines The Conspirator—a film about the trial of Mary Surratt and the plot to murder President Lincoln—and outlines four key questions to guide teachers when using historical film in the classroom.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7504/7504196.pdf

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A Gift to America after 9/11: A Lesson for Young Learners (Elementary Education)

--Robert A. Waterson and Mary E. Haas
The present from the Maasai people to the American people described in a picture book offers an ideal opportunity for teaching young students about 9/11 in a manner that highlights global citizenship and compassion.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7504/7504191.pdf

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Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden: The Background to September 11

--The Choices Program, Brown University
Ten years after 9/11, the United States is still fighting a war in Afghanistan against the Taliban. This article details key issues and events including the rise of the Taliban and the emergence of Osama bin Laden as a global terrorist figure.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7504/7504185.pdf

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Congress Investigates: Pearl Harbor and 9/11 Congressional Hearing Exhibits (Teaching with Documents)

--Christine Blackerby
The study of the two featured documents will illustrate for students the importance of Congress’s power to investigate as part of a system of checks and balances established by the Founders.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7504/7504175.pdf

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Learning History with Mini-Camcorders

--Jeremy D. Stoddard and Meg Hoffman
Three activities described here engage the creativity of at-risk students by incorporating mini-camcorders into the study of the American Revolution, Civil War, and Post-Reconstruction.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7502/75220111...

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Wikipedia: Does it Have a Place in Research?

--Ann Claunch
Wikipedia can provide useful facts for a summary report, but the anonymity and quantity of authors is problematic for historical research.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7502/75220116...

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A Call for Wikipedia in the Classroom

--Mark Kissling
Rather than battle Wikipedia’s stronghold in students’ lives, teachers should seize the opportunity to teach students how to read Wikipedia through a critical lens.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7502/75220116...

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Request for a Copy of the Decision in [em]Weeks v. The United States[/em] (Teaching with Documents)

--Megan Jones
A Supreme Court decision banning illegally obtained evidence in federal court serves as a point of entry for the study of search warrants and the Fourth Amendment.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7502/75220115...

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Using Community Cookbooks as Primary Sources

--Cynthia Williams Resor
A close study of community cookbooks illustrates economic, cultural, and technological trends over time, such as shifts in food production, preparation, and consumption.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7501/75011130...

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Political Civility in the Age of Reagan

--Janet Tran with Tony Pennay and Krista Kohlhausen
The centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth offers an opportunity to engage students in lessons about the importance of political civility.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7501/75011145...

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