A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 29, 2014, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
A lesson on the Voting Rights Act puts students in the shoes of members of Congress as they deliberated the bill.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 22, 2014, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States
Posted by Christopher Zarr on March 25, 2014, under Common Core, Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate and develop critical thinking skills by evaluating historical congressional records as historians. Available on DocsTeach.org, […]
Posted by Christine Blackerby on January 14, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
An introductory video of educational resources available from the Center for Legislative Archives, featuring perspectives from teachers who use these records of Congress in their classrooms
Posted by Natalie on September 6, 2013, under Online Tools, Professional Development.
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