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Fighting Crime in the Old West
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
This lesson focuses on issues of crime and safety with an emphasis on crime prevention. In this lesson, students take a historical look at crime-...
"At the Hands of Persons Unknown": Lynching in US
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Between 1882 and 1968, 4,743 people were lynched in the United States; over 70 percent of the victims were African-Americans. In this lesson,...
In the Courts: From Plessy to Brown
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Standards aligned
Courtroom battles played a significant role in the civil rights movement. For many years, civil rights leaders waged hard-fought and carefully...
Implementing a Civic Action Project
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ruled that the Constitution forbids laws segregating public schools by race...
Boston Plays: Constitution Day Activity
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
Standards aligned
The Boston Plays are short, imaginative reader's theater pieces about problems the American colonists had with the British government prior to the...
Primary Sources from the Carnegie Council
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
We curated our favorite primary sources for classes that focus on 20th and 21st century American and global history, economics and philosophy...
A Study Guide to the Four Freedoms
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
This 2005 booklet explores the George W. Bush administration's policies in the light of FDR's "Four Freedoms" and asks, "How are we measuring up?"...
World History and Geography Book Recommendations
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Over the past five years, some of the world's most prominent authors have spoken about their new books at Carnegie Council. From these thinkers, we...
Recommended Books on Genocide and Intervention
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
How do we prevent genocide? When does one have the right and moral obligation to intervene to stop mass violence? The books on this webpage offer...
Visiting Mahatma Gandhi, 1929
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
In 1928-29, Henry Atkinson, president of the Church Peace Union (now Carnegie Council) took a five-month trip through Asia to meet with religious...