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Social Education March 2003

Teaching with Documents

The Purchase of the Louisiana Territory

—Lee Ann Potter, Karen Needles, and Marisa Wilairat
The purchase of the Louisiana territory provides teachers with a perfect launch of classroom discussion on how the government funded this acquisition.

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The Carter G. Woodson Book Awards 2002

Each year, NCSS honors outstanding nonfiction books for young readers that emphasize ethnic minorities and race relations. This year’s winners include books on a black Revolutionary War soldier, the participation of children during the civil rights era, and a biography of Ella Fitzgerald.