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Published: 15 July 2019

144 Pages | 2

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190057091

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Democracy and the US Constitution

Joel M. Sipress
Series Editors: Joel M. Sipress and David J. Voelker

Debating American History Series

  • Organized around a big question about which historians themselves disagree: How democratic is the US Constitution?
  • Exposes students to rival positions about which they must make informed judgments
  • Asks students to judge the relative merits of rival positions on the basis of historical evidence
  • Requires students to develop their own positions, for which they must argue on the basis of historical evidence
  • Offers an alternative to the "coverage model" that has dominated History classrooms since the late nineteenth century, and which has consistently fallen short of its own goals since its inception
  • Concise and flexible format allows for inclusion in a variety of classroom settings
  • Each title in the Series is edited by Joel M. Sipress and David J. Voelker, award-winning teachers who have published and lectured extensively on reform in the teaching of History
  • The enhanced ebook offers short video clips, flashcards, animated maps, interactive timelines, and additional primary sources