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Middle Level Learning September 2004

Lookout Point: Teaching History in a Post-Industrial Age

Ann Bianchetti

Workin' on the Railroad: African American Labor History

Rebecca C. Maher

A Union of Railroad Workers Sets the Pace

A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Laying Track Over the Sierra Nevada

U.S. National Park Service

Diary of a Railroad Construction Engineer

A. N. Ferguson

Train Schedules, Standardization, and The Day of Two Noons

Steven S. Lapham

Middle Level Learning January/February 2007

Venture Smith’s Autobiography and Runaway Ad: Enslavement in Early New York

Alan J. Singer

Classroom Debates Made Easy

Kathleen M. Doyle

King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History

Jill M. Beccaris and Christine Woyshner

Coal: An Energy Source to be Reckoned With

Middle Level Learning September 2006

Dramatic Narratives: Capturing the Human Side of World War II

Anita Perna Bohn and Penny Britton Kolloff

Ernie Pyle:The Foot Soldier’s Reporter

Sandra B. Oldendorf

Teenage Witnesses to the Holocaust (Book Review)

Tom Kolbe The Back Page: Censorship in Times of War

Middle Level Learning May/June 2008

What Having Students “Write the Constitution” Taught Me

Thomas Ladenburg

Teaching and Learning with Timelines

Linda Tripp, Cindy Basye, Kathy Jones, and Vicki Tripp

A Novel Idea: Historical Fiction and Social Studies

Janie M. McManus

Making Choices: An Exploration of Political Preferences

Paige Lilley Schulte and Travis Miller

Student Handout: Create a Time Line of Recent History

Middle Level Learning September 2009

Using Cartograms to Explore the Electoral College: Comparing 1908 with 2008

Peter William Moran, Kimberly Dawn Miller and Kurk Aegerter

Maps, Representations of the Earth, and Biases

Peter C. Cormas

How Politicians Gerrymander

Steven S. Lapham

Raise Up Your Cloth! The Woman Suffrage Movement's Second Generation

--Catherine M. Carter
This lesson plan with handouts focuses on Alice Paul's nonviolent protests. More classroom handouts follow in "Winning the Vote for Women: OBJECTION and ANSWER" by Jenny Wei (NMAH) and "Game Changer: Women's Basketball and Equal Opportunity" by Tedd Levy. Download the 16-page PDF (which is about 3 megabytes) at this URL:

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