--Lauren Woglom and Kim Pennington
By studying moments in history where bystanders made a difference, teachers can motivate students to think critically in the face of social dilemmas.
--Charles F. Williams and Catherine Hawke
Recent Supreme Court decisions generated surprising controversy, from gun control to First Amendment issues. In 2011, the Court will weigh in on cases dealing with the hiring of illegal immigrants, protests at soldiers’ funerals, and selling violent video games.
--David L. Rosenbaum
A memo from John Kennedy’s press secretary to Richard Nixon’s press secretary prior to the first televised presidential debate in history serves as a jumping off point for studying the major issues of the 1960 election.
--Erica M. Christie and Sarah E. Montgomery
The authors share four strategies to help teachers reinvigorate their Thanksgiving lessons with rich social studies content aimed at promoting citizenship and activism.
--Eric Groce, Tina Heafner, and Katie O’Connor
Three college students, who read about and discussed recent civil rights protests, decided to try a sit-in at a local lunch counter on February 1, 1960. The idea caught on with young people. Why did this nonviolent method work at this time and in this place? Five teaching activities are outlined; on-site photos included. --> read more »
--Caroline C. Sheffield and Andrew J. Nichols
As an editorial cartoonist, Dr. Seuss alerted his readers to German submarine attacks along the east coast of the United States in May 1942. Student handouts provide 3 cartoons, charts that tally lost ships, and lyrics to a folk song about the Merchant Marine.
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--Kay A. Chick
The author describes three examples, illustrating how teachers can differentiate classroom activities by --> read more »
--Amy Trenkle --> read more »
--Mark L. Daniels
Teachers and students can bring history to life by donning period clothing or carrying objects common in past eras to engage students and enhance classroom presentations.