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Resources from Rhode Island College History and Social Studies educators for the classroom http://geographyeducation.org
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AP: U.S. History

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The homepage for the AP US History exam is a great archive for DBQs (Document-Based Questions).  "The AP U.S. History Exam tests knowledge of U.S. History from the first European explorations of the Americas up through modern times. The bulk of the questions focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exam topics include political institutions and behavior, public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments."

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Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?

Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Michael Snow: The overwhelming response to the 1940 Census release shows our hunger for family history, when America was on the cusp of momentous change.

 

This Census becomes available at a time when geneology is becoming increasingly important within our society.  Also the digital tools that facilitate collaboration and research are becoming more common and more compatible.  This is an important research to to make the history on the eve of WWII all the more personal and relevant.  To access the archive, visit: http://1940census.archives.gov/ ;

 

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The Importance of Original Artifacts in Professional Development

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"Too often the words that come to mind when people think about libraries are dusty, quiet, and boring. At the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), particularly through our involvement with Teaching American History (TAH) grants, we have tried to change this perception by showing just how powerful direct contact with historical documents and images can be." 

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