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Emancipation in the Declaration of Independence

Lesson: Early Emancipation Efforts (Before 1830)

While most historians agree that the abolition movement matured in 1830, it would be misleading for educators to ignore the earlier emancipation efforts in American history. Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and Thomas Paine are among those who made conscious

Lesson: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Entrenched in the philosophy of the radical left, particularly that of the 1619 Project, is the idea that America was founded on slavery. The inaccuracy of this claim not only misleads students through learning a fabricated history of the United States, but will cause the

Lesson: Stories of the Heroes of September 11, 2001

I always taught a special lesson to my students on September 11, reserving this day for remembrance and honoring our fallen heroes. Teaching through tears in one of the first weeks of school was never easy, but it had to be done. Sadly, I wasn’t

Lesson: The Great Leap Forward (China: 1958-1962)

*The text used for the lesson contains extremely graphic details that may not be appropriate for certain ages. Use your best judgment on whether to use this text with your students.The history of the Great Leap Forward has been wrongfully minimized by scholars and historians

Lesson: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

The false depictions that romanticize Fidel Castro and Che Guevara as heroes are dangerous to our youth who have no way of knowing the extent of their cruelty if not covered by teachers. As Hollywood and some scholars have embraced Cuba’s propaganda as truth and

Lesson: The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen are among America’s greatest heroes whose stories must not be forgotten. It is essential that their efforts and accomplishments are recognized in our great history, for they are the ideal role models for all young students. The challenges of segregation, discrimination, and

Lesson: Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark achievement in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. With the incredible perseverance of the people fighting for civil rights, it was inevitable that they would be victorious. However, the passage of the Civil Rights Act

Lesson: Stalin’s Genocides

Most historians and history teachers agree that preserving history is of the utmost importance; as history gets lost to time, so do its lessons. The choice to nearly omit the horrific atrocities of Joseph Stalin from many curriculums is a dangerous one. Erasing Stalin’s deadly