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NAMLE partnered with the National Speech and Debate Association to create this resource which outlines strategic uses for speech and debate in the classroom, strategic uses for media literacy in the classroom, and lesson prompts for evaluation media and debating the issues.

Jul 28, 16

This collection of advertisements, documents and court records is drawn from Lathan Algerna Windley's collection Runaway Slave Advertisements : a Documentary History from the 1730's to 1790.

Jul 28, 16

Excerpts from Olaudah Equiano's autobiography are used by teachers primary document lessons or as support for other lessons exploring slavery. This segment of Slate's "History of Slavery in America" includes a podcast discussion about Equiano's remarkable life with links to other resources and materials. The autobiography itself can be found here - http://tinyurl.com/gs95yvp

  • We could compare levels of mistreatment of Northern factory workers and Southern enslaved laborers and find that each group lived with hunger and injury; both findings are dismaying. But this is a distraction from the real issue: Slavery, as a system, legalized and codified the slaveholder’s control over the enslaved person’s body. 
Jul 25, 16

This article is from the inside - what it is like to work in the textbook publishing industry. It illustrates the gulfs between textbooks and both history and educatution

Jul 25, 16

This is the ledger book of captured and de-coded messages from the German submarine that sank the Lusitania. Not only were the British aware of submarine activity in the Irish Sea, they tracked the one that ultimately sank the Lusitania (U-20). Scroll down to page 5 and you'll see the specific entry for the sinking.

Jul 21, 16

To be added to the list of arguments to be shared with parents who claim that their child's copying was not plagiarism.

Jul 21, 16

What makes this story effective with students (and their parents) is not the fact that it demonstrates what happens when we plagiarize. What is important is the numbers. When students (and their parents) claim that the similar wording is "coincidence" or inevitable given the fact that they are writing about the same thing - these numbers prove the implausibility of that assertion.

Jul 19, 16

Social Studies starts on page 17 of this document.

Jul 19, 16

This lesson will introduce students to historiography, as they contrast Bernard Bailyn's interpretation of the Declaration of Independence to Howard Zinn's account.

Jul 19, 16

This Stanford History Education Group lesson has students explore the motivations for United States involvement in World War I by comparing a speech by President Wilson and an excerpt from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

Jul 19, 16

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

Jul 18, 16

More than eighty Riis photographs on one page. Students looking for project material or teachers in need of Riis photographs should go here first.

Jul 18, 16

2 minute mash-up of one woman in art after another. This is of no real academic value

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