Social Studies

What your students should know about Trump’s new strategy in America’s longest war

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On Monday, President Donald Trump announced plans to deploy 4,000 more U.S. troops in the 16-year long Afghanistan War, the longest war in our country’s history. Continue reading

The role of media literacy in teaching your students about Charlottesville

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Use this PBS NewsHour video and discussion questions to teach your students about the events in Charlottesville. Extension activities include the history of Confederate monuments and the debate as to whether or not the statues should remain standing. Continue reading

How to discuss the history of white nationalism with your students in the wake of Charlottesville

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Today’s Daily News Story provides video, key terms and discussion questions to help teachers talk with their students about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

James Madison’s Montpelier tells the stories of the enslaved people who lived there

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Montpelier, the home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, recently opened a new permanent exhibit at the Virginia estate to inform visitors about Madison’s slaves and the lives they led. Continue reading

Republican leaders look ahead to a tax reform battle this fall

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Health care reform has occupied the spotlight on Capitol Hill in recent months, but an equally contentious issue is on the Republican agenda next: tax reform. A team of six Republican leaders has already developed some broad policy goals. Continue reading

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