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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 26 Views 34 Downloads
FACS: From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf (Ag)
Young scholars 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
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 21 Views 37 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
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
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 102 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Public vs. Private
Students watch two commericals from previous presidential elections on the topic of healthcare. After reading an article, they identify the position of the various candidates for the 2008 election. In groups, they brainstorm their own proposals for one of the candidates and write a position paper about where they state on the state of healthcare in the United States.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 54 Downloads
Students distinguish between the privileges of being a U.S. Citizen and privileges that are forfeited if not a U.S. Citizen. In 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
Language Recognition and Language Families
Students 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 students.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 179 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 18 Views 100 Downloads
History Lesson 10: Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?
Learners 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. Learners participate in a Supreme Court Hearing simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads