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Students determine whether they would have dropped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Students act as advisors to the president with written reports they prepare from their findings.
Twelfth graders analyze six amendments to the Constitution. In this lesson, 12th graders develop and understanding of the constitutional amendments and things that might affect its impact. Students analyze different types of historical themes and determine how specific events influence amendments.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Young scholars examine how President Franklin Roosevelt kept his disability out the public eye. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze political cartoons and information from the Roosevelt Library to determine whether or not Roosevelt was successful at keeping his polio condition under wraps.
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson, students view video clips of individual national parks and locate them using Google Earth software. Students create a persuasive presentation about a local park which should be represented nationally.
Students analyze a series of images from the 1920's and 30's. In this lesson on American culture, students work in small groups to analyze the art and literature of the 1920's. This lesson includes a wide variety of images, writing excerpts, and cartoons from the 20's and 30's, and web-links for all of them.
What's the "deal" with the Civilian Conservation Corps? Primary sources help historians discover the impact of this landmark legislation. After an introductory slideshow and 7-minute video, groups analyze packets of images and a primary source document (different for each group). Groups create a poster using the images, their document, and the theme: "the CCC as a turning point." The poster project is explained on the last slide of the presentation. Resources are linked.
Eleventh graders explore a government program prompted by the Great Depression. In this Louisiana history lesson, 11th graders investigate primary resources for information on the Herbert Hoover Unemployment Relief Agency program. Students create graphs based on their examination of statistics related to the program.
Four thought-provoking questions encourage readers to develop and support their opinions about strategies to end a friendship after exploring excerpts from a New York Times article. The reading is brief so this could be a lead-in to other lessons or a unit on friendship, or it could be part of efforts to foster empathy and kindness. Lends itself to role play.