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Analyzing Primary Sources

Total War: Causes and Consequences through Images

Students will apply new knowledge of technology as well as review prior knowledge of previous time periods by compare/contrasting images of total war from multiple eras.
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Truman and Civil Rights: Analyzing Sources

This is a document-based-question assignment that requires the students to construct a coherent essay that integrates their interpretation of primary source documents and their knowledge of the time period referenced in the question.
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Reading Primary Sources

This lesson prepares students to use primary sources for research purposes. It provides students the opportunity to work on their analysis and research skills.
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In the Name of

Students will write a letter to an appropriate government official arguing for or against the use of the Special Minimum Wage Certificate.
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The Ethics and Implications of Government Spying

The lesson will incorporate primary sources, specifically political cartoons, relating to government spying and our interpretations of it. It will use a Socratic Seminar to explore the different viewpoints and arguments of student regarding the issue and will culminate in a short student reaction essay.
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Global Connections: Using US Involvement in the Middle East

Analysis of primary documents relating to US involvement in the Middle East.
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Creating a Truman page for a Textbook using trumanlibrary.gov

Students will analyze primary documents about the Truman administration and create a textbook page.
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Recognize Israel? You Decide

Students will analyze primary documents concerning the recognition of Israel.
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Harry S. Truman and Civil Rights

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Introduction to Migratory Farm Labor

Students analyze primary source documents and then write letters for and against legislation related to migrant labor.
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