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This lesson plan highlights the importance of First Amendment rights by examining Norman Rockwell’s painting of The Four Freedoms. Students discover the First Amendment in action as they explore their own community and country through newspapers, art, and role playing.
Fill in the respective party positions for each issue category listed. Can be used in conjunction with Lesson 3 of The First American Party System: Events, Issues, and Positions.
An interactive timeline on the origins of the cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia. Can be used with the lesson plan: The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
Students practice strategies of "close reading" in order to understand Edith Wharton's gripping tragedy about an unhappy marriage set against the stark backdrop of rural New England
Was the American Revolution inevitable? This launchpad is designed to help students understand the transition to armed resistance and the contradiction in the Americans’ rhetoric about slavery through the examination of a series of documents. While it is designed to be conducted over a several-day period, teachers with time constraints can choose to utilize only one of the documents to illustrate the patriots’ responses to the actions of the British.