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- Sugar Land, TX
A. Philip Randolph Teacher Resources
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Students practice scientific inquiry while learning about bubbles. For this lesson about bubbles, students explore characteristics of bubbles. Students move through nine different "bubble" stations following directions and completing an activity. Students create a "Bubble Booklet" to record their findings, a graph to compare the bubble sizes, and a story or a poem describing their "bubble experience".
Young scholars examine several Supreme Court cases. In this lesson on US Justice, students take a critical look at Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education in terms of the application of the 14th Amendment. Young scholars then act as lawyers and file a brief that demonstrates their personal position on the subject of 14th Amendment rights and violations.
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights instructional activity, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. In this election of 2008 lesson plan, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights Movement. Students also consider the role that race may have played in the election and write essays about their findings.
Seventh graders use a protractor to measure angles and solve a problem involving distance. In this measuring angles with a protractor lesson plan, 7th graders calculate the distance of a line on a diagram by using a protractor to measure the angles of a model where the side of a triangle is in proportion to the unknown line.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.