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Graphic Organizing: Early American History

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In collaborative groups, young US historians sort cards (each labeled with a single early American event or issue) according to which of the first four presidents was leading the country at the time. Learners copy the events onto a graphic organizer to support comprehension and retention. I've seen this activity used to distinguish between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans; it would work well anywhere opposing points of view are involved.

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