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Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Enumerated and Implied Powers
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Greece and Rome Architecture Reflected in Federal Buildings Thinking Routine
Compare ancient and modern architecture by asking your historians to view photographs or slides of Roman and Greek architecture. They will complete a 3 circle Venn diagram labeled "Ancient Greece," "Rome," and "Modern Day United States,"...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Racing With the Sun - Creating a Solar Car
Here's an exciting and innovative lesson that's sure to get your charges fired up! In it, they use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. One caveat: the kits that each group needs to make their...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Practice Test: Law and the Courts
What is a civil case? Who appoints members to the US Supreme Court? What is the ultimate goal of sentencing juveniles? Here is a 15-question multiple-choice assessment on law and the court system in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Economic SIM-ulus Package
Students examine economic policy. In this Economics instructional activity, students learn about the structure of the Federal Reserve System and the functioning of the Federal Open Market Committee. The four-instructional activity unit...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression
The Great Depression does not fit into a simplistic narrative. This video introduces learners to the complicated and complex nature of this historical event in the United States with a heavy emphasis on the progression of economic...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable