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September 2015


Monte-Sano et al describe a program in which they worked with curriculum leaders in an academically and culturally diverse school district to develop materials and techniques that would strengthen middle school students' skills in making arguments and using evidence in historical essays. They outline the Shays' Rebellion investigation activity, which enable students to develop inquiry and literacy practices as they integrate critical reading, historical thinking, and argument writing.


This article was published in Social Education, volume 79, issue 4, 2015. ©2015 National Council for the Social Studies. Copyright is shared with the Authors.