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ByEllen Tucker

Summer’s here! Time to do that reading you put off during the school year. We asked teacher friends what they plan to read during the summer vacation. Most will delve into the complex and fascinating American story, reading books that will enrich their teaching for next year. If you are still looking for good reads, here are some ideas.

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ByDavid Tucker

Thursday June 6, 2024 is the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the day Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy to begin the “great and noble undertaking” of liberating Europe. We commemorate the anniversary with the words of General Dwight Eisenhower, commander of the Allied forces. The introduction that follows, and the words of Eisenhower, are from World War II: Core Documents, selected and introduced by Jennifer D. Keene.

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ByEllen Tucker

On May 28, 1892, a group of university professors and interested citizens met in the San Francisco law office of Warren Olney to found the nation’s first nongovernmental wilderness protection organization, the Sierra Club. Naturalist John Muir, whose popular magazine articles had done much to bring about the 1890 Congressional act creating Yosemite National Park, was unanimously named president of the new organization.

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Once considered the great American contribution to constitutional government—governance by our own consent through elected, representative lawmakers—Congress is now the most disliked part of our political system. If we understand how Congress works we might better understand how to make representative government work in the 21st century.