Triumph and Tragedy in History is a series of three resource books for teachers developed by scholars and expert educators. Brought together by ABC-CLIO Schools and the National History Day, the workbooks aim to equip teachers with all of the materials they need to challenge students to think critically and to create engaging classroom experiences.
The resource books cover topics of free speech, immigration, and nation-building that all go to the heart of the American experience and national aspirations. We are a nation of immigrants who dedicated their country to freedom and liberty, within our borders and across the world. As wars, economic downturns, and political upheavals have challenged this nation's commitment to its ideals, these issues have come to the forefront again and again, sometimes revealing the best facets of the American experiment, sometimes revealing its less appealing side.
Each resource book contains:
- Introductory essays designed to ground readers in the overall topic and to introduce two “defining moments” related to the topic that changed the course of history
- A wealth of primary source materials including laws, poems, quotations, cartoons, speeches, journal entries, editorials, and photographs
- Reference materials providing vital contextual information, including biographies, background essays, glossary terms, and descriptions of places, movements, events, organizations, and more related to the topic
- Engaging classroom activities designed to encourage students to analyze and evaluate the ways that free speech, immigration, and nation-building have been handled throughout the past centuries
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 June, 2006.