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Should public humiliation be an acceptable consequence for a crime? Have your middle schoolers engage in a round table discussion about the recent resurgence of the use of public humiliation as a punishment for crimes in the United States. They evaluate President Gerald Ford's suggestion for publicly rebuking President Clinton. Use this lesson to outline the rules and roles of group discussion.
Students examine the life of President Gerald R. Ford. After reading an article, they discuss his legacy. They collect articles written during his time in office and examine the key issues of his presidency. They write an article about how they feel legacies should be portrayed of a political figure.
Is there a difference between writing errors and employing rhetorical devices? This presentation argues that there is a difference, but it might be a finer point than one would think. Addressing double entendre, oxymorons, and parody, among others, against their counterpoints (ambiguity, contradiction, imitation), the slide show is entertaining for grammarians and wordsmiths alike. Your class will appreciate the examples of each device throughout the presentation.
What does it mean to be American? Explore the constitution and what it really means to be a citizen here. First, learners of all ages will investigate different primary source documents. Then, they establish each document's constitutional relevance. Several excerpts of the constitution are included here, as well as worksheets, document analysis sheets, maps, and letters to congress. A very thorough lesson!
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and the questions get quite challenging as the game goes on.