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Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In the end, they participate in a round table discussion.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Watergate Scandal: United States vs. Nixon
While the break-in at Watergate in the 1970s and the subsequent resignation of President Nixon was surely scandalous, what is more noteworthy is the lasting impact such an event had on the American public. With this engaging video, your class will learn more about the events of the Watergate political scandal, and the resulting increase in journalistic power and distrust for government.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sentence Completion 21: Low-Advanced SAT Level
Learners must select the best words to complete the six sentences on a worksheet designed to test their critical thinking skills as well as their vocabulary knowledge. The included answer sheet, which details how to determine the correct answer for each prompt, also provides comprehension strategies for test takers.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Though slightly dated (around the 2008 Presidential election), the information and discussion points in this presentation about political humor are solid. Use the slides in your language arts class in a lecture about semantics, or in a political science class about language in the media.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Death Sentence Remains A Question
Examine the results of recent opinion polls on where people stand on the issue of the death penalty. In groups, middle schoolers examine various cases dealing with this issue and discuss the judgments. They write their own argument for or against the death penalty and participate in a debate to end the lesson.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson plan! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
A History of Historical Perspective on the Inauguration
Explore primary sources about historical perspectives on the US presidential Inauguration. Your class views video clips, researches time-lines, and explores Internet resources concerning the Inaugural process. This activity includes activities, worksheets, and games.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Cartoons for the Classroom: Herblock at 100
In celebration of renowned cartoonist Herb Block's Library of Congress exhibition, this handout includes 2 of his famous political cartoons for scholars to analyze. Background information describes "Herblock's" career, and talking points provide hints and prompts to further analysis of two cartoons.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Brief American Pageant: The Stalemate Seventies
A glimpse of the political and economic contexts of the 1970's, this series of slides includes two graphs (median family income and Consumer Price Index) and a map that details the results of the 1972 Nixon-McGovern Presidential election. Though the presentation does not include any additional information, these images could benefit a lecture on 1970's America.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Life of a President
Learners 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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
From the School House to the White House
Students recall visits to museums, then read a news article about a museum exhibit that shows what U.S. presidents were like during their childhood. In this U.S. history and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Paul Conrad's Perspective on Civil Rights
Students review a political cartoon and discuss desegregation. In this cartoon analysis instructional activity, 11th graders discuss the impact of a political cartoon and its relation to a Supreme Court case. Students read additional information and answer questions related to Civil Rights.
11th Social Studies & History
The Secret is Out
Young scholars explore ideas about journalism ethics as they relate to Watergate and discuss various issues related to an anonymous source being revealed. They write letters to the public editor of The NY Times about credibility and anonymous sources.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #1
Practice makes perfect when it comes to standardized testing! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, scholars respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 8 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History