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Our Grandparents’ Civil Rights Era: Family Letters Bring History to Life

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Author: Willow McCormick

Summary: What happens when teachers asks elementary students to conduct research about relatively recent history? In this article, a writing project teacher offers a wonderful model for integrating authentic writing and social studies instruction. By exchanging letters with grandparents, her students build a deeper, personal connection to history while deepening their understanding of the Civil Rights era.

Original Date of Publication: 2013


Original Source: Teaching the Hudson Valley, http://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/wp-content/uploads/WillowsArticleRS.pdf

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