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Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
Eleventh graders analyze primary sources. In this US History instructional activity, 11th graders interpret written information. Students evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. Students develop and defend a position.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
Students examine how the French and American revolutions influenced and emergence of free press in these countries. Students explore the link between government control of the press and the type of government. They compare and contrast the benefits of free press.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 33 Downloads
Making Choices about Tobacco Use
Students examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the reaction to the film by the public because of these images.
8th - 10th Health 11 Views 70 Downloads
Freedom of Information Day
ï»¿In this Freedom of Information Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, take a survey, and writing.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 83 Downloads
The Catcher Controversy
Students complete novel analysis activities for J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. In this novel analysis lesson, students determine if the novel is still relevant by reading the Slate article, Thomas Beller's article, and a student's opinion.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
World War II: America on the Home Front
Eleventh graders gain a sense of historical time and historical perspective as they study the massive campaign that the U.S. government launched to convince Americans to conserve, participate, and sacrifice. They study cencorship, and other key concepts.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
The Tank Man
Students explore the events surrounding the confrontation at Tiananmen Square between Chinese forces and "The Tank Man." They discover how censorship affects what the media reports and what the public learns. Students research China's human rights factors through videos, portraits and literature.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lesson Plan for Reading
Students in an adult ESL classroom are introduced to the definition of freedom of speech. Using the internet, they discover the differences between the rule of law and rule of men. To end the lesson, they examine how the court system operates in the United States.
Higher Ed English Language Development 3 Views 6 Downloads
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
Students read the case text of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case. Using the text, they discuss the case history and the implications of the verdict. They share their findings with the class in the form of a PowerPoint presentation and their opinions about whether the students press was right or wrong in the case.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
"Disapproved": Censorship of Film in Pennsylvania
Students analyze primary source documents of the 1920s to find the roots of film censorship and understand Pennsylvania's leadership in this movement. They analyze government censorship documents that banned a film in Pennsylvania and compare and contrast their earlier findings to the modern-day rating system used for films.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Chicago Tribune vs. US (1942): When Does Freedom of the Press Go Too Far?
Students define freedom of the press in peace and war time. As a class, they identify the need for the public to be informed, but discuss where the line should be drawn to protect national security. They develop their arguments and participate in a mock trial simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 36 Downloads
Providing ample examples of humor in literature, psychology, and sociology, this presentation studies the concept and function of humor in society today. Covering what is classically "funny" and what is not, and why, the slideshow will inspire a rich debate with a plethora of examples spilling from the lecture seats.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 97 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United States.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable