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Students uncover the roots of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students research the political philosophies of the Soviet Union and the United States during the era as they define key vocabulary and discuss government systems. Students discover how alliances among nations prompted the growth of the Cold War.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Students investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson plan, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Students explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Students discover details about the tragedy of the St. Louis. In this Holocaust lesson, students conduct research about the Jewish refugees who tried to flee Germany in the 1930's. Students watch a video about the voyage of the St. Louis as well. Students discuss their research findings and impressions of the video and then write essays about the lesson.
Students in a German class examine the issues surrounding Germany and the European Union. As a class, they decorate their classroom with a map of Europe and listen to a German song. They are introduced to new vocabulary and use the internet to examine the role of the European Union in Germany.
Students begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the Europeans and Native Americans. They end the lesson by discussing how Native Americans today are trying to preserve their culture.
High schoolers explore how testing for particular genetic variations can help people to make decisions in lifestyle and health care choices. They analyze a Web-based case study, participate in class discussion, view video segments and formulate an opinion about genetic testing.