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Controversial issues, are by definition, topics about which rational people disagree. The challenge is to conduct a discussion of these often emotionally charged topics in a respectful way. Introduce your class to the concept of a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC).
10th - 12th Language Arts 113 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy
Students study the role the Supreme Court plays in laws and decisions that affect individuals with disabilities and examine the policies of the American with Disabilities Act. They draw parallels between policies enacted by the ADA and the ways in which these policies affect their everyday lives.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 35 Downloads
Understanding Tax: Your Role as a Tax Payer
Every adult should know that it is their responsibility to help fund public goods and services by paying taxes. Help young people get a handle on the history, evolution, purposes for, and reasons why they should pay taxes too.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 38 Downloads
Should Homosexuals Have the Right to Laws Protecting Them From Discrimination?
Students explore discrimination issues in America. In this homosexual rights lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on antidiscrimination laws and gay rights. Students respond to questions about the Romer v. Evans case.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 14 Downloads
The DREAM Act and the American Dream
Should the US extend government support of higher education to immigrants who have entered the country illegally? To prepare to address this hot-button topic, class members take the American Citizenship Test, annotate an article that discusses arguments for and against the Dream Act, and participate in a Socratic seminar.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
FACS: From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf (Ag)
Students explore eight Career and Technical areas and make connections with business, family and consumers, and technology. They examine and describe how agriculture and natural resources impact our quality of life. Students recognize and explain how the agricultural system works and identify related corresponding careers in agricultural and forestry production.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 9 Views 34 Downloads
Students distinguish between the privileges of being a U.S. Citizen and privileges that are forfeited if not a U.S. Citizen. For this history lesson, students analyze the rights of people in a democratic society through research, discussion and deliberation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Teachers' Notes: Switch Gets Ready!
Students practice multiplication facts, answer simple math questions from two, five, and ten times-tables, explore concept of halves and quarters, complete worksheet containing range of shapes to make shape picture, and sort data and read measurements.
1st - 2nd Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Language Recognition and Language Families
Learners debate the pros and cons of bilingualism in the United States and in the classroom. Students investigate how language reflects and influences culture, and focus on how to make language acquisition easier for learners.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 183 Downloads
Survivor: Not Just a TV Show -- An exploration of the character traits of survivors of the teenage years
Students examine the issues that many male and female teenagers are forced to deal with during their adolescence. They analyze characters from different genres through comparing and contrasting their stories and the skills they used to cope.
9th - 12th Health 21 Views 103 Downloads
History Lesson 10: Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?
Students consider the rights of illegal immigrants. In this illegal immigration lesson, students analyze the Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe and determine whether illegal immigrants should have access to public benefits. Students participate in a Supreme Court Hearing simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, August 2006
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 41 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 25, 2007
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Unauthorized Immigration and the U.S. Economy
Students examine unauthorized immigration in the United States. In this current issues lesson plan, students examine 4 letters written to the editor regarding unauthorized immigration. Students act as editors and analyze the letters choosing 2 that exhibit opposing viewpoints.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads