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Students analyze the process of Reconstruction after the Civil War.  In this U.S. History lesson, students discuss specific details about Reconstruction with the class, then complete a worksheet with multiple activities reinforcing the ideas they shared.
Learners research the six key aspects of Chinese culture. They examine problems and issues from different perspectives and look in to the nature of international relations in an interdependent world. All of this is accomplished by completing a WebQuest on China.
Learners examine the history or successful entrepreneurial ventures such as Federal Express. In groups, they research various entrepreneurs and uncover their common characteristics. Then, students apply these themes to create their own companies and write business plans for them.
Students examine the roles of each of the branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students watch Discovery video segments and discuss the concept of federalism as they create a school-wide policy for government which affords specific powers to individual classrooms.
Students research and analyze Lyndon B. Johnson's achievements as the 36th President focusing on his legislative program. They consider how the passage of time can influence a President's reputation.
Young scholars analyze the impact of a global economy on the workers, business leaders and governments of China and the United States.
Students use a variety of reference materials to complete a trivia-question scavenger hunt assignment. They seek answers to questions in many curriculum areas.
Students find an image depicting events of September 11 or after and write a letter to their future grandchldren explaining the image and why those chose to preserve it for them.
Students analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist statement.
Students share their own thoughts about the United States' involvement in Iraq. They read an article about what the Democrats would do if they were in charge. They develop a poll for members of their community to take and analyze the results. They draft a letter to a candidate who is running for office.
Learners compare the histories of Japan and the United States by creating horizontal time lines of the two countries. They conduct research via the internet and available text books to complete their time line. The class discusses the similarities and differences of the two cultures.
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 plan.
Students, after researching and studying presidential scandals, play the role of a congress member and investigate the Teapot Dome Scandal and other presidential scandals. They assess the history, people, places, events and issues involved in each one.
In this postal service worksheet, students read a passage regarding the United States postal service and answer 10 multiple choice questions.
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. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
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 lesson includes activities, worksheets, and games.
Students take a closer look at legislation passed in the 1960s. In this Great Society lesson, students research 6 key pieces of legislation signed into law by Johnson. Students use their findings to write collaborative reports.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive philosophy quiz activity, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Thoreau's Civil Disobedience. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons by Herb Block and respond to 3 talking point questions.

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