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Teaching the US Founding: An Inquiry-Based Approach

This webinar explores our C3-aligned inquiry in which students consider the complexities and contradictions in the history of the founding of the US.



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During this webinar, we explore our C3-aligned inquiry, We the People: Expanding the Teaching of the US Founding, in which students use an array of primary sources to address the compelling question, “How do we reckon with a history full of complexities and contradictions?” 

The inquiry centers the voices of those in early US history who were excluded from formal political participation, but nonetheless appealed to the nation’s founding democratic ideals to assert their own rights and freedoms. Their contributions help students recognize the power of their own civic choices and see that the project of founding the nation is ongoing and open to all.

We are grateful to The Hammer Family for supporting the development of our on-demand learning and teaching resources.

About the Presenters:

Rose Sadler

Senior Program Associate & US History Lead, Facing History and Ourselves

Certificate of Completion

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