President Abraham Lincoln said that the U.S. government is "of the people, by the people, and for the people." What happens when the people do not think the government is working for them? Some take to the streets and other public places to protest. Peaceful protest is an important tool for democracy. Some of the biggest changes in our country happened because of protests. From the Boston Tea Party to the Black Lives Matter movement, this book will allow students to understand the role of protestors through an inquiry-based approach.
Some Americans say that human beings are the product of evolution, and others claim that an intelligent designer must be behind life on Earth. The controversy has even focused on what should be taught in public schools. Author Sherri Mabry Gordon presents the arguments on both sides and shows how religion, politics, law, and science interact to affect what students learn and what people believe.
In September 1957, nine brave African-American students attempted to do something that had not been done in the segregated South—integrate a public school. Until 1957, black students could not attend school with white students, and black schools were often inferior to white schools. However, in the face of hatred, protest, and violence, these courageous students, who came to be known as the Little Rock Nine, led the charge for change. Through riveting primary source photographs, author David Aretha examines this critical time in the Civil Rights Movement.
Abraham Lincoln is the only US president to have had his entire term encapsulated by war. Through primary sources, images, and compelling narrative, students will learn how President Lincoln approached and executed the seemingly impossible job of chief commander of the Union army during the Civil War. They will discover Lincoln’s hands-on management of battlefield strategy, his creative tactics for dealing with difficult generals and ruthless political opponents, and his unfaltering conviction that the Union must be saved at all cost.