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General US History

Eleanor Roosevelt and Civil Rights

--Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker
Eleanor Roosevelt’s fearless advocacy of the rights of African Americans, and the public controversy this created, offer students an excellent window into the society and politics of the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7505/7...

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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/sites/default/files/publications//se/7504/7...

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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/sites/default/files/publications//se/7502/7...

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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/sites/default/files/publications//se/7502/7...

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Cloture Motion to Cease Debate on 1964 Civil Rights Bill (Teaching with Documents)

--Lee Ann Potter
Students will gain a deeper understanding of legislative tactics like the filibuster when they study the featured document—the Senate motion that broke a 55-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7406/7...

Even Wars Have Laws: Upholding an American Tradition

--TJ Adhihetty
The earliest American leaders upheld basic protections for civilians, prisoners of war, and sick and injured combatants. Such principles can serve as a guide today as we address difficult questions like the treatment of detainees and the issue of torture.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications//se/7405/7...

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