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Social Education

Documents and Civic Duties

—Lee Ann Potter
A one-sentence letter from school boy Anthony Ferreira to President Ford stating, “ &I think you are half right and half wrong &” is one of several primary sources featured in this article that highlight for students the value of responsible citizenship.

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Making the Abstract Concrete

—Lee Ann Potter
Ronald Reagan made history when he nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice of the Supreme Court. His letter to the Senate is an excellent jump off point for teaching about the separation of powers and checks and balances.

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