Roe v. Wade Teacher Resources
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Roe v. Wade: A History of Controversy
Students research what is legal now as far as abortions are concerned. Does it matter what state you live in? Does it matter how old you are? If you are a teen, does the doctor have to notify your parents? Students prepare a panel discussion or debate about the law.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
By examining two differing perspectives on the topic of abortion, upper graders will be able to build an opinion of their own. A teacher-led lecture outlines key points in the debate for or against abortion including, the role of religion, politics, and personal rights.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
The Rise of Conservatism
Check out this fascinating, in-depth look at the rise of conservatism in the United States during the 1960s. The narrator discusses increased support for unregulated capitalism and individual autonomy, reaction to what appeared to be a decline of traditional family values, the shift in political ideology in southern states during the election between Lyndon B.
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover historical events throughout the year.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practice Test: The Constitution and Democracy
Here is a standard multiple-choice test that covers important democratic events and institutions in the history of the United States. Topics covered include federalism, organization and contents of the Constitution, and major Supreme Court cases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Conservatism and the Rise of Ronald Reagan
What was the political and social climate of the United States like when Ronald Reagan was elected president? Your class can find out through an informational reading passage. After reading, learners respond to seven provided questions based on the text.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review A New Presidency
Use this quick informational text to give your class an introduction to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady at the time of the events in the text. Individuals or partners can read the brief text and respond to the three included questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question. Groups research her associates, the social and cultural events of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in which she participated, her poems, songs, and photographs.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Keep Your Eye On the Prize
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US Constitution, and apply these ammendments during a hands-on simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 78 Downloads
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 103 Downloads
Students explore the impact of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. They research potential nominees to replace her, in light of her resignation, and write letters to President George W. Bush to share opinions of the potential nominees.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
A Clone of Your Own: The Legal Issues and the Future of Genetic Engineering on Humans
Twelfth graders define cloning in their own words and examine the different types of cloning. After reading an article, they summarize it in their own words and use the internet to research the history of cloning. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they simulate the process of bacterial cloning.
12th Science 12 Views 40 Downloads