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Searching for the Seventies: Photographs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA Project (Teaching with Documents)

--Bruce Bustard and Lee Ann Potter
Examining key photos from a 1970s federal project can serve as a point of departure for an exploration of the national issues and environmental crises of that decade.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7702/77...

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The Rosenberg Trial—Uncovering the Layers of History (Looking at the Law)

--Bruce A. Ragsdale
Newly available online documents about the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg offer students a unique opportunity to investigate, analyze, and craft their own narratives about this high profile Cold War espionage case.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7704/77...

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A. Philip Randolph’s Attempt at Equal Economic Opportunity: A Case Study (Teaching with Documents)

--Joel Walker
The two featured documents from the 1940s offer insight into the African American struggle for economic opportunity in the South and can help teach about the greater civil rights movement.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7704/77...

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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/sites/default/files/publications//se/7701/7...

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