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The Avalon Project at Yale Law School - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Name:The Avalon Project at Yale Law School - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

Brief Description of the Site:
This is an authoritative site with primary source documents focusing on Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. No longer is the classroom bereft of source material for student examination. 18th through 21st century documents are available in their original form with searches that can take place by author, subject, titles, and bibliography. There's the Diana Project (a human rights archive), links to major collections, and diplomacy related documents. Teachers of younger children may find this site an excellent resource that can be used for lesson preparation, interpretation and presentation.

How to use the site:
It isn't always easy for students to grasp that the U.S. is a country governed by law. Access to excerpts of documents can help educators drive home concepts of government. Students can examine historical aspects of law as they placed out in American courts and world events. This site's advantage is ease of use. The site's tool bar allows quick retrieval of documents, a real time saver especially for teachers who work within the confines of 50-minute periods.

Submitted by:
Neme Alperstein