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US History

A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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You've Got Issues...You Just Didn't Know it

Learn how to issue-ize existing instructional units in American history and world history by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement, understanding, and responsibility.

Practical Bellringer System for ANY Class

Employ a practical bellringer system that fosters mastery of vocabulary and content material on a daily basis. Perfect for low level readers, struggling students, and novice teachers.

Project-Based Learning in AP U.S. History

Learn three project-based learning ideas designed and used specifically for AP U.S.History and cover 12 different AP Key Concepts. Help your students gain 21st-century skills, by infusing inquiry-based projects.

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