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Mapping Early American History: Beyond What Happened Where

--Andrew J. Milson
The three highlighted early American historical maps will provide students with important insight into the geographical understanding of people in the past and the implications of this limited knowledge.
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Equal Protection, Immigration, and Education: Plyler v. Doe

--Joseph R. Feinberg, Frans H. Doppen, and Matthew S. Hollstein
This lesson on the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment will give students a deeper understanding of the issues framing the current immigration debate.
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What Constitution Day Means and Why it Matters (Looking at the Law)

--Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Constitution Day offers an opportune time for students to explore the evolution of the founding document and examine its provisions for citizens’ rights and rules of government.
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Encouraging Student Interest in the Economic Context of the Constitution with Continental Currency (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
A close look at the featured currency issued by the Continental Congress can launch a lesson on the economic problems that preceded the drafting of the Constitution.
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Teaching Students Sourcing and Contextualizing Strategies Using Newspapers and Lithographs (Sources and Strategies)

--Rebecca Newland
The featured primary sources related to the impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the time of its publication provoke important questions that will deepen students’ analytical skills and historical understanding.
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Prompting Students to Contemplate Effective Communication with a Visible Speech Chart from the 1870s (Sources and Strategies_

--Lee Ann Potter
The featured document publicizing a nineteenth-century phonetic writing system can spark classroom research and exploration of communication tools from Visible Speech to Twitter and Google Translate.
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