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Fight For Your Right - Leading A Revolution of Change
Students examine civil rights. In this civil rights lesson, students research human rights issues of United States history. Students then discuss their research findings and write Bill of Rights statements for the topics they researched.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
So You Want to be President? Lesson 12
Sixth graders are introduced to political parties. In this government lesson, 6th graders read about political parties and create a poster to advertise one of the them. They create their own political party, give it a name, stance, and...
6th English Language Arts
Electoral Process and Political Leadership
Students analyze voting issues. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read articles regarding the election of 1824, government in ancient Rome, and lack of voter participation. Students discuss their impressions of each of the articles.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Dilemmas and Dealing with Them - Secrets
Students read an article about the secrets young people keep from adults with regards to the internet. Small groups analyze a worksheet of common dilemmas and agree on solutions for each problem. The whole class shares solutions for...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The DREAM Act and the American Dream
Should the US extend government support of higher education to immigrants who have entered the country illegally? To prepare to address this hot-button topic, class members take the American Citizenship Test, annotate an article that...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Down for the Count?
The New York Times article “Supreme Court, Split 5-4, Halts Florida Count in Blow to Gore” provides the opening to an assessment of the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of the 2000 presidential election. Assuming the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Federalist Defense of Diversity: Extending the Sphere
How did early Americans ensure expansion while also securing the rights of citizens? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two of our early leaders, considered the problem of faction to be the "mortal disease" that created unstable...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Are the Biggest April Fools Jokes of All Time?
After working in groups to analyze primary sources related to a historical hoax, learners will discuss how people managed to be fooled and work to identify one of the biggest April Fools jokes in history.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Law: State, Local and National
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
From the Classroom to the Ballot Box
Students examine British voting rights. In this current events lesson, students listen to a lecture about the proposal to drop the British voting age to 16. Students create and distribute surveys about the proposal and debate voting rights.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History
We Are a Comm-un-it-y. I've Got All My Classmates with Me-Part I
Students investigate the meaning of community. In this community lesson, students look at the concepts of civic engagement, civic responsibility, and common good. They determine how a classroom is a community and the need for having...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History