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Voting in Congress
In a role-play activity acting as members of either the Senate or House of Representatives, class members will vote on bills to halt mail delivery on Saturdays in the United States and to raise the minimum wage. Through an included voting guide, worksheets, and optional presentation, your learners will understand four major factors that affect representatives in their voting process.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 140 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Race and Voting in the Segregated South
Students examine the history of African American voting rights. In this voting rights lesson, students listen to a lecture on African American voting rights between the years 1890 and 1965. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 11 Downloads
Does Racism Affect How You Vote?
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in the United States on voting practices.
9 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do We Have a House and Senate, Anyway?
Why does the United States have a bicameral voting system? Through role playing as either advocates for or against a cell phone policy in school, your learners will organize, vote, compromise, and experience first-hand the benefits of a two-chamber Congress.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Drafting Board: Electoral College
Should the president of the United States be voted by the Electoral College or the popular vote? Your young historians will consider the pros and cons of the Electoral College, and make an argument using reasons and evidence provided in the resource materials.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Main Ideas in Informational Text: Analyzing a Firsthand Human Rights Account for Connections to Specific Articles of the UDHR
Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”.
5th - 8th Language Arts 116 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to violence against women, this set of lessons also requires pupils to examine in detail various amendments and acts that affect women.
8th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Vote for Me, Susan B.
Second and third graders complete a WebQuest to find information about Susan B. Anthony. They write a biography using the information they discover about her and the fight for women's rights. This lesson is packed with excellent worksheets and activities for your learners to utilize.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 9 Views 76 Downloads
Winning the Vote for Women
Students read and respond to the text, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote. For this literary response lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary terms and read the book. Students discuss various text-to-self connections they made to the book.
4th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
New Review Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change and adapt with the times.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 86 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Equality Milestones
Has equality always existed as an unalienable right in the United States? Use this activity to chronicle the history and progression of equality in major documents and speeches throughout American history. The graphic organizer asks young historians to determine how equality is specifically mentioned in major national events, from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
May I Vote?
Students explore history of voting rights in America, discuss restrictions on early voting, apply voting rights to specific situations, form human timeline showing how voting rights have changed, and write editorial stating their opinions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 30 Downloads
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today
Discover the fascinating history of the Equal Rights Amendment and discuss the major implications and considerations associated with it today. Here you will find background information on the topic, a graphic organizer summarizing arguments for and against the amendment, and primary documents surrounding the issue that class members can analyze and discuss in detail.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Law: State, Local and National
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that also includes primary source and cartoon analysis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people groups like African-American slaves, women, Hispanic-Americans, and Native-Americans have worked to secure their freedom and equality throughout the nation's history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Securing the Right to Vote: The Selma-to-Montgomery Story
Learners examine the suffrage struggle of African Americans. In this American history lesson, students research primary documents regarding the strategies used by African Americans to secure the right to vote during the Civil Rights Movement.
8th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Voting
Fifth graders examine the voting process in a democracy. In this voting lesson, 5th graders apply the voting process as the work with their class pledge which is meant to represent the state/federal constitution. They register for a classroom vote and simulate going to the polls to cast their votes.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 67 Downloads
Who was Jim Crow? How did state and local governments restrict the freedoms and rights of African Americans? As you hold up a series of documents illustrating racial discrimination, your class members will identify rights that were restricted and will gain a better understanding of the types of legislation that segregated African Americans between 1860 and the 1960s.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed