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HITACHI, cause of the Civil War

We are setting the scene for Reconstruction by exploring the causes of the Civil War. I assigned pairs of students a single cause that they researched and presented to the class using powerpoint. The students took notes during each presentation … Continue reading

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Slavery—guaranteed by the Constitution

This fall we studied the Constitution. Word by word. It was painful for my 8th graders. Some of the language seemed ancient to them. Lots of double negatives. They had a hard time finding the subject of some sentences. Or … Continue reading

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