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Spielberg’s Lincoln Defines the President’s Emancipation Legacy

--David Wolfford
The film Lincoln spotlights Abraham Lincoln’s character and leadership and raises questions about the legislative process that enabled politicians to pass the Thirteenth Amendment that abolished slavery.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011344...

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500 Years of Spanish Exploration and Settlement: Children’s Literature

--Jason L. O’Brien and Wolfram Verlaan
Literature provides an ideal vehicle for guiding students beyond conventional accounts for a more profound exploration of Spanish influence in the Americas.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011328...

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Operation Pedro Pan: The Flight to Neverland for 14,000 Cuban Children

--Bárbara C. Cruz
Learning about the 1960s exodus of Cuban children to the United States can engage K-12 students in the study of immigration and U.S.-Cuba issues. A sidebar by Mario Minichino offers mapping activities, guided imagery, and other teaching suggestions.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011323...

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Borderlands of the Southwest: An Exercise in Geographical History

--Stephen J. Thornton
Standard accounts of U.S. history present a chronology of events that begins in the East and moves west. An alternative approach traces Spanish exploration and settlement in what is now the American Southwest.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011319...

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Charting the Land of Flowers: Exploration and Mapmaking in Spanish Florida

--Rodney Kite-Powell
Two key maps that show the “known world” from the European perspective before Christopher Columbus’s voyages illustrate the knowledge of intellectuals of that period and reveal tales of exploration, conflict, and change.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011314...

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Beyond La Niña, La Pinta, and La Santa María: The Invention and Mental Mapping of the New World

--Luis Martínez Fernández
Approaching the encounter between Europe and the Americas as an intellectual rather than a physical discovery enables students to go beyond memorization to gain an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance ways of acquiring knowledge.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/system/files/publications//se/7701/77011307...

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History Mystery Lessons: Powhatan Culture / Lewis & CLark

--Jana Kirchner and Carla Judd

The Pullout of the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of SSYL comprised two History Mystery Lessons: The first was about Powhatan culture, and included a clue sheet about life in a Native American village.

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