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Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Indian Removal Act: Was it Constitutional?
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Land Use and Lawmaking in California
Learners investigate the laws of using land. For this California Government lesson, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about. Learners write a letter to a politician based on...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
For The President, All In A Day's Work
How does the president of the United States get the authority to exercise his/her duties? What responsibilities and tasks go into a hard day's work for the president? Here is a lesson plan that includes several instructional materials...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The battle over same-sex marriage is a prevalent issue in the United States, and a valuable topic to be discussed in your social studies classroom. Here is a basic outline of introductory questions, focus questions, vocabulary, and media...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Federalism and the Division of Power
Test your U.S. history class on what they know about Federalism and the division of power. There are 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions to solve. Questions relate to the American federal system, US Constitution, national...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Lesson 8: Constitutional Principles: Federalism
Twelfth graders consider the powers that national government has as part of a federal system. In this government lesson, 12th graders research the national and state powers in the American government system and complete a graphic...
12th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression and New Deal
Elementary pupils are introduced to the Great Depression as a critical period of hardship in United States history. They engage in collaborative assignments researching the Dust Bowl, the New Deal, US presidents, and presidential libraries.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Protecting Your Identity--and Helping Other Protect Theirs
Young scholars create a presentation explaining how they can guard against identity theft. Prior to creating the presentation, students research identity theft: how it occurs, how to avoid it, what to do when someone thinks it has...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
World War II Part 2
How did World War II affect the home front in the United States, particularly its economic development and in defining the idea of Americanism? This information-packed video details the expanding role of the federal government during the...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Government Spending - Earmarks
In this government spending - earmarks worksheet, students research this topic (there are many links listed), examine the issue, write a letter to their congressional representative or a local newspaper, make a video or analyze the...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History