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Industrial Empire, Gilded Age

Helping Students Read Between the Lines: Identifying Bias and Viewpoint in the Press through Analysis of Newspaper Features Related to the Election of 1912 (Sources and Strategies)

--Deborah Thomas The four highlighted newspaper items can launch an engaging study of media influence and election campaigns in the shifting political landscape of 1912. http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7906/79...
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Three Key Episodes in American Financial History

--Mark C. Schug, Mary C. Suiter, and William C. Wood
When economics is integrated into the study of history, students gain a much deeper understanding of the way in which monetary policies changed in the decades before the Great Depression.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7902/79...

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Inviting Students to Consider Possible Research Paths Suggested by an Article, a Photograph, and a Sound Recording from the Nineteenth Century (Sources and Strategies)

--Lee Ann Potter
The featured article, photographs, and related sound recordings can serve as a jumping off point into the study of a range of topics including westward expansion, the age of invention, and Native American culture.
* http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7902/79...

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Changing Faces: Your State Hero in the U.S. Capitol

--Dennis Denenberg
Each state has a statue of one of its notable citizens displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Learn about this collection, read your state hero's biography, and/or propose a new hero!

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