About the Author
Alison Fletcher is Assistant Professor of History at Kent State University. She has participated in online history teaching projects, such as the Crossroads Online Institute, and is involved in increasing the role that interaction with primary sources plays in the study of history. She is currently working on a project for the Teaching Scholars Learning Community that involves increased use of primary sources in world history courses.

About the Lesson Plan Author
Catherine Snyder has been employed by the Niskayuna Central School District in upstate New York for five years, during which time she has achieved National Board Certification and has published curriculum in the Social Science Docket, the New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning, and A Civics Mosaic. She is currently teaching Psychology and Global History and Geography 10 Honors. Ms. Snyder is also pursuing her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at SUNY Albany; her areas of research interest are civics and the social studies curriculum, social justice theory and electronic discourse. She also is an adjunct in the nearby Union University Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Teachers with questions are welcome to email her directly at: csnyder@niskyschools.org.