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New Guide Provides Best Sources for Data and Statistics

By Chris Heckman, Intern, Research Assistance and Instruction, Ekstrom Library

Do you need to know the rate of accidental gun deaths in the U.S. between 2006-2012? 660 more words

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Primary sources, personal stories, and thank you Internet

It’s always fun having my kids around during the summer. We chat about books, take short trips, discuss politics, argue about gardening techniques, and they make fun of my love for the Kansas City Royals. 1,154 more words


Teaching the Constitution with Political Cartoons

September 13, 2017, 7-8 p.m. ET

Anyone Home? Cartoon by Clifford Berryman, 2/24/1920

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Join the Center for Legislative Archives to discover how to use political cartoons to teach about the United States Constitution. 140 more words

General Civic Education

A Monumental Discussion: Dwight Hughes

This is a story of three statues in context. Known locally as “Appomattox,” the first statue is a humble Confederate soldier standing tall on his plinth at a busy intersection in Alexandria, Virginia. 1,294 more words

Emerging Civil War

Cambridge: New digital archive provides a rare insight into WWII civilian internment camps

Cambridge University: New digital archive provides a rare insight into WWII civilian internment camps. “The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Collection has launched a fascinating new digital archive, Voices of civilian internment: WWII Singapore. 55 more words

New Resources

Where have you been all my life Structure Strips!?

I’ve been spending some serious amounts of time this summer leading conversations around the country focused on the integration of social studies and literacy. And for the last few years, I’ve had the chance to work with the Kansas Department of Education and Kansas teachers as we rolled out our revised state standards and assessments – both of which concentrate on finding ways for kids to read, write, and communicate in the discipline. 563 more words


Though the Heart of Dixie by Anne Sarah Rubin

I found Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and America’s Memory from a search for travel memoirs. It seemed like it was going to be a history book, but it is actually a memoir, a collective memoir. 198 more words