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James Welch's Fools Crow
Learners explore the history of Montana's Native Americans by reading James Welch's Fools Crow. Set shortly after the Civil War, the novel focuses on a young Blackfoot Indian and his tribe. Over the course of several weeks, class members respond to study questions and complete different projects designed for each chapter.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 9 Downloads
The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tenth graders analyze the causes of the Great Depression. They analyze the causes and the consequences of the Dust Bowl. Pupils examine how the Great Depression helped change the role of the federal government in the American economy. Students examine the change approach to the Depression from the early years of the Hover Administration through the Second New Deal.
10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 55 Downloads
The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tenth graders examine the impact of the Great Depression on the United States. In groups, they use the internet to research the causes of the Great Depression and the effects of the Dust Bowl. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the federal government's role before and after the Great Depression.
10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
Effects of the Enlightenment
Ninth graders explore the vocabulary that deals with the Enlightenment. In this World History instructional activity, 9th graders research the causes and effects of the enlightenment. Students create charts on the key vocabulary terms of the Enlightenment.
9th Social Studies & History 29 Views 220 Downloads
Do Ask? Do Tell?
Students explore debates regarding gay rights following the Supreme Court's Lawrence v. Texas decision. They participate in a fishbowl discussion, exploring questions on marriage, adoption, custody, employment, and military service.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
What Caused the Great Depression?
Analyze the many causes of major political, economic, and social developments during the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on the Great Depression. Read photographs from the 1920's and the 1930's, then write a brief explanation of what you believe are the two most important reasons behind the changed conditions shown in the photographs.
10th Social Studies & History 27 Views 126 Downloads
The Declaration of Independence
Students identify and examine the Declaration of Independence and ascertain its true intent and its eventual realization. Then they analyze the Declaration of Independence and summarize the intentions of the Declaration. Students also evaluate the degree to which public policies and citizen behaviors reflect or foster the stated ideals of a democratic republican form of government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 94 Downloads
The Economy of One -
Eleventh graders identify how they could play each of the five roles in the economy. The focus then shifts to how different public policies affect individuals in each of their five roles. In pairs, 11th graders complete research on a particular public policy and its effects on individuals in each of their five roles.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 18 Downloads
The Federal Reserve
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish.
9th - 10th Math 4 Views 6 Downloads
Where Did All the Money Go? The Great Depression Mystery
High schoolers read a passage about how the Great Depression happened and then gather clues to investigate the mystery. They determine the economic conditions of the country by looking at labor, income, unemployment, spending and public debt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 76 Downloads
Did Lincoln free the slaves or did the slaves free themselves?
Young scholars study the Emancipation Proclamation and analyze its meaning. In this Emancipation Proclamation lesson, students read the Emancipation Proclamation and supporting documents and decide if the slaves freed themselves or if Lincoln freed the slaves.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Social Studies: Haitians in America
Learners examine Haitian culture, including its discovery, colonization, and political and economic development. Role-playing in two ethnic groups, they caucus and develop strategies for the Haitian Revolution. In learning centers, students create Haitian meals, assess the religions, and survey immigration policies.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Recycling Lesson Plan
Students examine the role of choice in a democracy, the choice to participate and not to participate. They take a position on the role of recycling and whether in a democracy people can be forced to recycle. They break into for and against groups, build an argument and debate the conclusion.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
Students read about the life of Jim Thorpe and answer focus lessons about the book. In this Jim Thorpe lesson, students celebrate the American Indian culture and learn of the hardships Jim Thorpe overcame. Students find descriptive words about Jim Thorpe.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Does Global Warming Increase the Intensity of Atmospheric Natural Disasters?
Students study global warming by communicating the problem, process and solutions. In this global lesson students use graphs, research and write a critical stance on natural disasters.
6th - 12th Science 18 Views 112 Downloads
Oil Dependency Among Nations
Students research oil dependency amongst different nations in the world. In this oil dependency lesson plan, students use maps to locate oil sources, consider government actions on oil, and predict U.S. oil dependency.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
On Trial - Juvenile or Adult?
High schoolers compare and contrast juvenile and adult courts in the United States. In this judicial system lesson, students read and discuss articles and statistics in order to determine why juveniles may be tried as adults and examine the factors that dictate whether a juvenile goes to adult court.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 43 Downloads