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Small Business in America: What’s the #StoryBeyondTheStore? – Lesson Plan

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You don’t have to travel far for a history lesson. Every neighborhood is filled with history and small business shop owners who want to share…read more

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Hosting a Presidential Debate – Lesson Plan

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Subjects History, U.S. Government, Civics Estimated Time Two class periods Grade Level 9-12 Objective To analyze campaign issues and to practice formal debate procedures and…read more

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Charleston mayor: “We are still a work in progress in America”


The racially-motivated shooting of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, has spurred discussion and debate about the state of racism in America. Continue reading

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Boston marathon bomber apologizes to victims


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unexpectedly addressed the courtroom at the formal sentencing to acknowledge his role in the 2013 Boston marathon bombing for the first time. Continue reading

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Flood of war refugees tests Greek hospitality


An influx of Syrian and Afghan refugees is straining Greece’s already-thin resources at a time when the country could face bankruptcy. Continue reading

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