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  •  yes, teaching history is harder than it looks (0+ / 0-)

    I try to teach and write in "self contained units."  i don't "mention" things or drop names; I try to provide concrete examples, like the one's you mentioned, and how they changed the world around them.  Getting 18 years to appreciate the "Australian Ballot" usually causes their jaws to drop.  Their is so much that we simply take for granted.  Those battles, however, took years to overcome tradition.  Today, we expect McDonald's political solutions.  I order,; the politician delivers.

    •  But I still want you to go backwards (0+ / 0-)

      Start from where we are now. What was it like when phones all pluggged into walls? What was it like when people moved by rail not cars? What was it like when women didn't vote?

      etc. etc. etc.

      Corporations are people; money is speech.
      1984 - George Orwell

      by Frank Palmer on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 12:36:23 PM PDT

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