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Twelfth graders determine the role that Shay's Rebellion played in creating a stronger central government in the United States. In this early American history lesson, 12th graders read about the rebellion and then create political cartoons that exemplify the two sides of the rebellion.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
Considering the expressed and implied powers of Congress, was it constitutional for the United States to establish the Second National Bank in the early nineteenth century? What is the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Government in Contemporary Virginia
Learners explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Learners view photographs and documents from colonial Virginia and create captions for the images.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
History Review: Colonial America
A great way to prepare learners for that annual state exam is with a review session. You can use all or only some of these questions to quiz kids on various aspects of colonial America, the Columbian Exchange, and the Revolutionary War. There are 51 questions total, some with answers and some without.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 58 Views 111 Downloads
Lesson: Tlatelolco: Mexican Student Massacre 1968
The Massacre of Tlatelolco is the focus of a discussion-based lesson. Civil-minded learners consider the nature of student movements that have ended in violence based on over-reaction and government oppression. They discuss the social consequences of the massacre and the more current protests.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
Students determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
Give Me Liberty
Tenth graders determine how the colonial experience led to the thirst for American independence. In this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders explore the effects of colonial self-government on rebelling from British control. Articles and critical thinking exercises are included.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
The event in American history now known as the Boston Tea Party was really anything but a party. Discover how the tax on tea in pre-revolutionary America was seen by colonists as an infringement on their rights and livelihoods, and how this historic event would begin a chain reaction that would result in a profession of independence and the beginning of a new nation.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Lesson on the Declaration of Independence
What does it mean to say that a right is unalienable? How did the founding fathers convey this revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence? Engage in a close reading and analysis of the Declaration of Independence, and through careful study of the text consider the universal principles that would form the foundation of a nation.
10th - 12th Language Arts 78 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Age of Constitution Writing
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after independence, as well as examine a summation of the Articles of Confederation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Tired King
Students are introduced to the three functions of government (legislative, judicial, and executive). They read and discuss a story about an overworked king who must handle all the tasks of government. Students give a description of the three functions of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 35 Downloads
Government Goods and Services
Fifth graders investigate the connection between taxes and government services. In this economics instructional activity, 5th graders discuss the process and benefits of paying sales and income taxes. Using calculators, students compute the amount of tax paid based on the percentage.
5th Math 7 Views 8 Downloads
A More Perfect Union
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart, and present a skit.
4th Social Studies & History 11 Views 80 Downloads
Compromise is the Key
Eighth graders investigate the compromises that took place at the Constitutional Convention. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders "visit" the convention as they research and debate the issues that arose. Students journal about the activity.
8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 72 Downloads
Documents and Symbols and American Freedom
Students complete a unit of lessons on the documents, symbols, and famous people involved in the founding of the U.S. government. They create a personal bill of rights, write a found poem, design a flag, conduct research, and role-play events.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 68 Downloads
Latin American Revolutions
Give your class an overview of independence and revolution in nineteenth century Latin America with this episode in a series of history presentations. The narrator begins by describing the culture of Spanish colonies and extensive influence of the Catholic Church, highlights the cultural and racial diversity of Latin America, and then details the peasant uprisings in Brazil and Simon Bolivar's expeditions against the Spanish.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers
Students cite connections among Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754, his Plan of Confederation of 1775 and the U.S. Constitution and/or the Declaration of Independence. In an essay, they give examples of the philosophical and political contributions of Franklin and Jefferson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 Downloads
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 14 Views 20 Downloads
The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783
Track the ins and outs and wartime strategies used by both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Multiple comparisons are made between both factions, maps, statistical data, images, and light text is used throughout the presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 49 Downloads
Colonial Broadsides and the American Revolution
Students access the Library of Congress's collection of Broadsides (printed material with news, entertainment, advertisements, etc.) and explore their impact on events leading up to the Revolutionary War. They create a timeline with their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 17 Downloads