Encapsulating Moments in Time
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Students look back at this year in history and evaluate important events, discoveries and people from 1998. They, in groups, create 1998: Year in Review. While 1998 has come and gone, the idea and intent for this lesson can be used now.
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Women’s Rights in Iraq
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8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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