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High School Social Studies Textbook & Curriculum

Establishing an American Republic 1492 – 1896

1. What Is History?
Essential Question: What is history, and why should we study it?

In an Experiential Exercise, students witness a staged event that they then reconstruct to help them understand the challenges historians face in interpreting and communicating information about the past.

2. Defining and Debating America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: What are America’s founding ideals, and why are they important?

In a Writing for Understanding activity, students examine placards that contain images and quotations spanning American history to discover the influence of the five founding ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

3. Setting the Geographic Stage
Essential Question: How has geography influenced the development of the United States?

In a Social Studies Skill Builder, students label features on thematic maps to determine how geography has shaped U.S. history.

4. The Colonial Roots of America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: How did

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Bridging Science, Religion and STS in India: An interview with Renny Thomas

Reflections / Joseph Satish Vedanayagam


In this post, Joseph Satish interviews Renny Thomas on the challenges of bridging science, religion and STS in India. Thomas’ ethnographic work is unique to the exploration of caste, religion and atheism in the Indian laboratory.

Coronavirus – Call for Contributions from STS, Technoscience and Beyond

Reflections / Amanda Windle


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Call for contributions from the 4S community in response to COVID-19. We are looking to put together a rough and iterative toolkit and a range of sources for 4S readers to think together around issues raised by the current coronavirus pandemic. Expected publication date for April 2020.

NOLA 2019: “What am I doing here?” Exploring discomfort in/as social research

Reflections / Marco Paladines

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