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Culture of the 1970s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What was so cool about the 1970s? Pop Rocks for one! Have the class put on their bell bottom pants and check out the popular films, TV, social movements, fashion, and technology of the 1970s. Major events of the time, such as Watergate,...
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1970's Quiz 2

For Students 5th - 10th
In this 1970's activity, students complete a quiz about the history and important events that took place in the 1970's. Students complete 20 short answer questions.
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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
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1970's Artifacts Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of popular culture on Americans. In this 1970's America lesson, students view and identify artifacts from the decade at a selected Web site. Students then discuss their impressions of 1970's culture.
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John Lennon’s Imagine and the Vietnam War in the 1970’s

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the song Imagine. For this Vietnam era lesson, students listen to and analyze the intention and meaning of Lennon's song "Imagine." They discuss what they think Lennon meant and how the song interplays with their own...
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Energy Crisis: Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Using political cartoons, scholars analyze the energy crisis of the 1970s and '80s, comparing and contrasting it to current tensions with oil. Display the 6 cartoons (linked) to the class, and demonstrate analysis using the worksheet...
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Egalitarian America

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does a true American represent? Scholars investigate the equal rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the 20th installment of a 22-part series on American history. Using photographic, magazine, written, and video evidence, groups...
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Chapter 26 – The 1960s & 1970s Counterculture

For Students 9th - 12th
In this 1960's and 1970's America activity, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the counterculture and respond to 41 short answer questions.
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Finding Our Place in Time

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students utilize interviewing skills of an historian to research the time period of the 1970's. They use prior knowledge of the 1960's to explain the mood of the country in the 1970's.
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Chapter 27 – The 1970s

For Students 9th - 12th
In this 1970's America worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages about the decade and respond to 40 short answer questions.
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1970's Oil Crisis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students understand the causes of the 1970's oil shortage. They explore the effects of the oil crisis on the economy and consumer. They demonstrate the personal effect of the crisis on the consumer. They discuss the impact of oil and oil...
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The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Discover the fascinating history of the Equal Rights Amendment and discuss the major implications and considerations associated with it today. Here you will find background information on the topic, a graphic organizer summarizing...
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Unit 1: Children’s Letters to President Carter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
If young historians could ask the president to make one change, what would it be? Budding activists consider this question using letters to Jimmy Carter written during the energy crisis of the 1970s. After they examine handwritten...
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Turmoils of The 1960's and 70's.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in the study of the social problems associated with the 1960's and 1970's. They explain how the government made attempts to solve the problem and evaluate the success. This is done through the writing of an essay using...
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Concept Formation/Life in a Box: The Turbulent 60's and 70's

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners examine 1960's and 1970's America. In this contemporary history lesson, students examine images, texts, and documents that provide a glimpse into American politics during the decades. Learners then conduct further research and...
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The 1970s in America

For Teachers 9th
In this 1970s worksheet, 9th graders answer ten questions with a word or phrase, decide which event (in three different pairs) occurred first, then link two groups of words together by writing what they share in common.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Stalemate Seventies

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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The Inflation of the 1970s

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this inflation worksheet, students read several paragraphs, then answer questions, diagram, and graph out solutions to problems presented to them.
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New Year's Eve: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How was December 31, 1959 different than December 31, 2009? Young historians explore the political, social, and musical forces in the world made New Year's Eve a different experience during each decade of the 20th century. After groups...
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Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
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Sondheim: Voice of Cultural Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore Stephen Sondheim's contributions to musical theatre in the context of the dramatic cultural shift that occurred in American life in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
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The Watergate Scandal: United States vs. Nixon

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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The Fed's Role in Making and Setting Monetary Policy: Part 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How does inflation affect the economy, and how can effective monetary policy by the Federal Reserve help control inflation? With the Fisher equation and analysis of annual CPI rates during the 1970s and early 1980s, your class members...
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Cold War Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By the end of the 1970s, who was "winning" the Cold War? Your young historians will make an argument on this topic in a very well structured paragraph, focusing on either the political, technological, or economic competition between the...
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United States Events at Home-2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the main historical events of the 1970's.  In this United States History lesson, students work with a partner to gather information about their chosen topic on the internet.  After the research is complete, the partners...
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We're Finally on our Own: May 4, 1970

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine photos of the Kent State University unrest of the 1970's and discuss what the photos represent. They complete a written assessment.
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A Time of Social Change Chapter Review

For Teachers 8th - 11th
For this 1960s and 1970s America worksheet, students review a chapter as they define 7 vocabulary terms, eliminate 5 false statements, and identify 3 historical themes pertaining to American society during the 2 decades.
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Dogtown and Z-Boys; Adapting to the Environment of the 1970's California

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the uses of natural and man made objects in our current society by researching skateboarding. In this environmental resources activity, students view the skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and identify...
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Using Data to Determine the Location of the Stiffest Opposition to School Desegregation in the 1970's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze historical data. In this school desegregation lesson, students make predictions about opposition to desegregation, examine the provided desegregation data, and determine if their predictions were correct.
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Economic Analysis of the 1970s and 1980s

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Canadian economic policies worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to compare and contrast the policies of Pearson, Trudeau, and Mulroney.
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James Rosenquist

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars complete a variety of activities related to the collage art of James Rosenquist. They analyze and discuss the collage "Sketch for Automobile Cover," write a letter describing the work, analyze methods of advertisement...
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American Society Since 1970 (1)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 13 multiple choice questions regarding 1970's American society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Social Activism In The United States

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore justice issues. In this social activism instructional activity, students watch "Social Activism in the United States," and then locate newspaper articles from the 1960's and 1970's about events during the era.
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The Death of Mao and China in the 70's and 80's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the death of Mao and China in the 70s and 80s. In this activity on Chinese Politics, students examine significant events that led to the emergence of China's relationship with the U.S.  Students conduct internet research...
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Jazz in America Lesson Plan 7

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students survey free jazz and fusion. They explore how free jazz and fusion reflected American culture and society in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Social Dances through Time

For Teachers 9th
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over...
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The Great Inflation: A Historical Overview and Lessons Learned

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your young economists will explore the roots of fears about high inflation by learning the effects of rising prices during the world wars and in particular the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
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Civil Rights Protest and Dilemmas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To gain a deeper understanding of the dilemmas faced by protesters during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, class members listen to the oral histories of two protestors: a young black girl and a white Vietnam vet teaching...
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Roe v. Wade

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars research and discuss the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade in the early 1970s. They answer and reflect on the topic of abortion using discussion questions as a guide. They form their opinions of exactly what role the government...
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Geography Now! Cambodia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known best for its sacred site—Angkor Wat—and has been judged by experts to have the best rice in the world. Cambodia, however, is still dealing with the legacy of its violent genocide of the 1970s. An engaging video profile...
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The Black Church in Kentucky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the role of the black church by reading excerpts from oral history interviews in the Black Church project from the late 1970's. They prepare to do their own interview focusing on the role of religion in their own community.
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Life Since 1930

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The King of Rock'n Roll, Twiggy, William Beveridge? Sounds like its time to review events occurring after 1930. Kids play this fun Millionaire-style game to review common knowledge British trivia. This game would be a fun challenge for...
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Protest Music Video

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an iMovie that expresses the meaning of a protest song from the 1960's or 1970's. They investigate the emotional and political overtones of the times and use images to interpret the song's meaning.
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What Can We Learn From Satellite Images?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine maps and satellite images to see how various settled parts of the Earth have changed over the past few decades. They draw maps of their hometown, showing how it might have looked in satellite images in the 1970s and today.
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Case Study: Boston School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a case study about desegregation in the 1970's.  In this history lesson plan, students develop ideas after watching a video clip about school desegregation.  After they develop and discuss their ideas from the video,...
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Living History

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars write an essay and interview someone who remembers the 1960's and 1970's. For this history lesson plan, students write their essays as if they were there in that time period, write their feelings, and put together a mini...
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Trading Risk: Markets for Futures and Options

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the ideas of future contracts. They view a video discusssing the commodities markets and financial assets. They specifically examine the 1970's foreign exchange markets.
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Following Muddy's Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view the AMERICAN MASTERS film "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied" and research him using the Guided Reading strategy. They examine the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to...
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America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind...
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Carlos Vaquerano

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An 11-minute video shines a spotlight on Carlos Vaquerano, an El Salvadorian who made his way to the United States of America at the age of 15 to escape the dangers that took over his country. Interviews detail how and why Vaquerano left...
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On This Day: The Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency often doesn't register as a critical government function, but the EPA works to protect communities. Using video segments from Scott Pruitt's confirmation hearing, a Barack Obama speech on the agency's...
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...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine impressions of a community of migrant workers in Texas who go north to pick crops. The lesson highlights the poverty and discrimination that a family suffers in the 1970's.
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Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
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US Foreign Policy in the 1970s and at the Turn of the Millennium

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify areas of problems and progress in US foreign policy 30 years ago and today. They also outline solutions that students recommend for the US to follow in dealing with foreign relations.
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Why Was the United States Filled With Self-Doubt at the End of the Carter Administration?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the events of the 1960s and 1970s using the internet. In groups, they draw their own political cartoons about one of the events. They also write a summary about how one specific event of their choosing gave the United...
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Smiley Face Circle Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine different artifacts from the 1970's. For this history lesson, students discover what each artifact is by seeing the artifact and reading a card defining what the artifact represents. On the second day, students create...
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Coup to Revolution: U.S. foreign Policy in Iran

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read and discuss the Iran country Profile from the CIA World Factbook. They describe the current relationship between the United States and Iran. Students complete additional readings, and answer questions about them. They...
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Carter’s Approach to Facing the Energy Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine President Carter's stance on the energy crisis of the 1970s. In this energy crisis instructional activity, students analyze primary sources that feature the crisis during Carter's term. Students script and...
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The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's - Have a Nice Day - Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the technological advancements in music that emerged during the 1970's and how they were used. They see how technology in music influenced the artists and their music.
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The History of Rock and Roll: Part 8 - The 70's Have a Nice Day - Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the characteristics and elements of large scale rock productions. They examine the similarities between the American Vaudeville shows and the large-scale rock theater productions of the 1970's.
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Picture Perfect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners work together in groups to research Afghanistan in the 1970s and today. After reading a story about a Peace Corps volunteer, they discuss things they must do in their community they believe are unneccessary. They end the lesson...
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English Folk Music

For Students 5th - 8th
In this English folk music worksheet, students read an article pertaining to the history of folk music in England from the times of the Industrial Revolution until the 1970s.
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Back to the Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students imagine what it would be like to travel back in time. In this creative writing lesson, students watch parts of the film Back to the Future and examine artifacts from the past. Students write a short story in which they travel...
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American Indian Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine social justice issues regarding American Indians. In this civil rights lesson, students investigate the Red Power Movement of the 1960's and 1970's. Students then roleplay interviewing Native American protesters.
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Rachel Carson and the Modern Environmental Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze the environmental movement started in the 1960s. Through excerpts from Rachel Carson's books as well as diary entries, they take a look at the reason for the modern movement to save the planet and then create final...
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Birth of the Environmental Protection Agency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewSeeing is believing when it comes to climate change. An informative activity explores the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its efforts to document environmental issues with photographs. Academics match images...
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A Bird's Eye View of the Caribbean: Art, Folklore, and Music

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the Caribbean in terms of its music, art, and folklore. As a class, they listen to a folktale and discuss the difference between telling a story and reading a story. In groups, they write their own folktale and share...
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Exploring Process Art: Grade 7-8

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore process art. In this visual arts lesson, students use the force of gravity to create artistic compositions that mimic the styles of process art from the 1960's and 1970's.
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It was 1980 Something

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine song lyrics as poetry and create their own poetry.  In this poetry lesson plan, students watch a video and discuss items from American culture included in the song.  Students brainstorm events of the 1970s, 1980s, and...
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Public Programs and Policy Making in the United States

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore U.S. politics by viewing cartoons. In this public policy lesson, students examine several political cartoons from the 1970's and discuss the U.S. policies that were under scrutiny. Students identify issues within our...
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To ERA or not to ERA, That is the Question

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Should the Equal Rights Amendment be ratified? Is such an amendment to the Constitution necessary to ensure that all women enjoy equal protection under the law? After reading two primary source documents, class members engage in a...
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Nancy Graves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a variety of activities related to the painting "Stratus" by Nancy Graves. They analyze and discuss the painting, create a drawing recreating the style of "Stratus," write a letter describing the painting, and give the...
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Trials and Triumphs of Modern Feminism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read primary documents to launch a discussion about the role of American women throughout the 1970s-1980s.
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A Songwriter Not Silenced - Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how a musician's message can influence society and government. They debate if political viewpoints should be publicized in music.
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To Tell the Truth: Will the Real Warren G. Harding Please Step Forward!

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders play the role of historians, working to become experts on Warren G. Harding's private and public life. They become contestants in a simulation of the popular 1970s television show "To Tell the Truth".
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The Fed's Role in Making & Setting Monetary Policy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students study inflation and its relationship to money and pricing. In groups, students examine how investment decisions have changed since the 1970's. After looking at a designated website, students discover the reason for printing...
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Artistic Influence - Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how musicians' messages can influence society. They think of examples of artistic expression in music, the visual arts, dance, and theater that can lead to a society's self-examination.
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The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and...
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Keep Your Eye On the Prize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Keepers of the Prairie

For Teachers 3rd
Young ecologists examine the case of the prairie dog, and their near extinction. They read a terrific student handout embedded in the plan, and engage in a class discussion that's based on what they read. Learners perform research on...
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: Here and Now: Looking at Contemporary Struggle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After looking into the life, art, and social contributions of artist Emory Douglas, learners analyze several social art pieces. They use Emory Douglas as an example of social art, then consider 10 other pieces. They write a paper...
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Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Modern art is great to experience because it brings contemporary issues into everyday conversation. Upper graders consider the work of Mickalene Thomas, an artist that uses photo collage techniques to capture the beauty of African...
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Blood Done Sign My Name

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name is the anchor text in a unit study of the history of race relations and the civil rights struggle in the South. The 11 lessons are richly detailed and the unit deserves a space in your curriculum library.
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Refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States may have pulled its troops from the Vietnam War in 1973, but the conflict was far from over for the citizens living in Asia at the time. An informative resource lets learners know about the wave of over 220,000...
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Analyzing the Inaugural Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get high school historians to step outside their own shoes by responding to JFK's inaugural address from the perspective of a civil rights activist, a soviet diplomat, or a Cuban exile. After a class discussion about the address, the...
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CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will survival of the fittest be replaced by designer babies and eugenics in the near future? The technology exists now, but scientists still debate how to best use it. The future of the human race depends on the decisions made, but no...
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Apples: A Class Act! (Grades 4–6)

For Students 4th - 6th
Middle schoolers have a bushel of fun as they engage in activities and research core facts about apples. Packed with suggestions for in-class activities and out-of-class research, the colorful 6-page packet is sure to satisfy hungry...
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The End of the Cold War (1979-1991)

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Scholars use primary and secondary documents, as well as video evidence, to investigate the end of the Cold War.  After completing the final installment of an eight-part series, class members better understand the issues surrounding the...
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Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Art and music have been vehicles for statements of civil unrest for hundreds of years. Upper graders critically analyze several pop songs or music movements from the 1980s that exemplify politically charged motives. They analyze lyrics...
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Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The phrase, "You sold out" has been thrown around among musicians that have lent their talents to the corporate world. Here, the class engages in an interesting discussion on how musicians make a living and the influence of commercialism...
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Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
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Pet Rocks

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Why would more than a million people pay real money for an unremarkable rock? Fads are an odd phenomenon. Have your class take a look at the fad of pet rocks by reading this article. After reading, learners respond to questions about the...
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Next Generation Stewards Introductory Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Ecosystems are complicated. The results of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone Nation Park illustrates the interconnectedness of the flora and fauna in a given ecosystem. After watching a video about the changes the wolves...
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The Pythagorean Puzzle

For Teachers K - 12th
An engaging hands-on activity is presented. Learners of all ages are addressed in thie unique plan. K-5 learners identify, name, and define a rectangle, square, triangle, and the concept of area. Older learners prove the Pythagorean...
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Blasphemy! Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concepts of blasphemy, censorship and freedom of expression through the lens of Salman Rushdie. They also consider how these issues have been reflected in US history.
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Up From the Street: Tommy Guerrero

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art is a versatile forum for building speaking skills. Learners are introduced to contemporary skate culture. They develop visual, writing, listening, and speaking skills through looking at, creating and talking about artwork. A great...
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Teacher Notes

For Teachers 10th
Gathering information, distinguishing between arguments, preparing an oral presentation; these skills are fostered as 10th graders explore aspects of global trade and politics. They use the Internet to gather information about NATO, The...
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Symbolic Family Flags

For Teachers 5th - 7th
After learning a bit about symbolism and view the Australian flag, learners make one of their own. They discuss how flags and art can symbolically express ideas or feelings, design three symbols, and construct a flag that represents...
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Jazz in America Lesson Plan 7

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The student will explore free jazz, fusion, and contemporary jazz. They will listen to avant garde, fusion, and pop recordings. In addition, they participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of...
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Bullying: The Role and Responsibility of Bystanders

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read and examine the novel, The Chocolate War, for its perspective on bullying and peer pressure. they engage in a word association activity to assess the causes and results of violence. Students write paragraphs...
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Platinum Perspectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students redesign a particular album cover of their choice in this excellent high school Art lesson. The lesson suggests using Adobe Photoshop and glossy inkjet paper for the final presentation of all products.
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Bambara's The Lesson

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read the short story The Lesson. They research the socio-economic and cultural context of the story and author. They examine the author's point of view. They analyze the first person narration in the story. They rewrite...
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Integration of Education and American Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1950s transform American society and politics? Why are American schools integrated today? Class members explore these essential questions by examining a series of primary and secondary...
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: Art and Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Visual literacy can be experienced in many different ways. Learners discuss the times, graphic art, and cultural significance of activism in art as they explore artist and Black Panther, Emory Douglas. This is a discussion-based lesson...
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: What We Want, What We Believe!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One of the many appeals of this resource lies in its diverse application. Appropriate for US history, English, or art classes, scholars will appreciate the exploration of the civil rights movement through art, music, and film. They'll...
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Lesson: Expressing the Inner Life of Things

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Found metal objects were welded together to create an inspiring African sculpture. Learners consider the use of objects and the inspiration of African art seen in Picasso's work. They then find and create a scrap art sculpture, as well...
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Lesson: Recycle, Repurpose, Recreate!

For Teachers K - 5th
Before youngsters use items from the recycle bin to create unique repurposed sculptures, they should analyze some art. Here, they learn about Francis Nnaggenda, an assemblage artist from Uganda. They analyze one of his sculptures,...
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BUS: The Future Begins Yesterday-Making Medicines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your learners have all been to the drug store to pick up a prescription, but have they considered working on the other side of the counter? Discuss the potential career possibilities available to those interested in the pharmaceutical...
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Regulation of Cell Division

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Cell division and all the biological aspects of activation and chemical signals are detailed here. Cyclin, G phases, cell growth, and cancer checkpoint control systems are explained and the triggers listed. The slides are very clear and...
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Regulation of Cell Division

For Teachers 10th
Supplementing the review of mitosis and meiosis, the detailed slides give information about growth factors, cell communication, and regulator genes. A fascinating topic, your class will be inspired by the applications and developments of...
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Cristina Kirchner: Famous People (ELL Assignment)

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
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Rowan Atkinson: Famous People, ELL Assignment

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
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Cartoons in the Classroom: Stagflation

For Students 10th - 12th
What is stagflation? Have your social studies class examine this political cartoon to define stagflation and understand recession as its defined in a political context. This learning exercise would be a great warm up activity, perfect...
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Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone....
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How do I look to you?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Present propaganda to your class with a set of posters and pamphlets. Learners create their own advertisements and discuss how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill...
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Video Game Violence: Explore Possible Impacts

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Introduce middle schoolers to the issue of video game violence with a multifaceted approach. Learners complete a gaming survey, as well as read and discuss a news feature about violent video game sales and a handout on stimulus...
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Sentence Completion 5: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 9th - 11th
Sentence completion practice not only improves vocabulary, but critical thinking skills as well. Class members will benefit from exercises and the extended explanations that the answer key provides. Great SAT practice or class discussion...
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Sentence Completion 15: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Do your pupils need extra practice with sentence completion? Learners will have to employ a variety of strategies to answer correctly the six multiple-choice prompts on the activity. A richly detailed answer/explanation key is included....
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Revolution '67, Lesson 1: Protest: Why and How

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To some people, protesting is as American as apple pie, but the factors that lead to protests can be as confusing to veteran activists as to today's youth. Revolution '67 explores the riots in Newark, New Jersey as a case study.  Using...
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Revolution '67, Lesson 2: What Happened in July 1967? How Do We Know?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Even in a world in which dozens of participants and curious onlookers record every controversial event, the basic facts of what happened are often in dispute. Revolution '67, Lesson 2 explores 1967 Newark, New Jersey using an examination...
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Pinhole Viewer

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Take a peep into optics. Pupils watch a video about a large Polaroid camera before building pinhole viewers. The scholars then create different types of viewers and compare them to determine which provides the best image.
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Pickleball Rules

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Here are the rules to the game of pickleball. This is not a activity, but one definitely needs to know the rules of the game in order to play it properly. The rules, the court, and the terms are all explained clearly. So use this...
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Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Discuss pop-art, Andy Warhol, and the concept of collaborative painting with your class. Learners won't be analyzing Warhol's work, but they will be engaging in group activities to understand the collaboration in art. They'll make a...
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Presidential Elections and American culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do...
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Feed a Fighter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many have heard of Rosie, the Riveter, the representation of the many American women who replaced male factory workers during World War II. Lesser known, but equally important, were other civilian programs created to support the war...
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How Fiction Can Change Reality

For Students 7th - 12th
Stories are much more than they seem. They can change a person's point of view and provide beliefs. Challenge your class to consider the role of classic and modern literature in shaping the world. The video provides several examples,...
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The Rise of Conservatism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal

For Students 8th - 12th
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
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Should Our Use of Paper or Plastic Bags be an Individual Choice or be Regulated by the Government?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Paper or plastic? Individual choice or government regulation? In this, the second of 24 resources devoted to building discussion skills, class members explore the question of whether the use of plastic bags should be individual choice or...
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The Economy in the 1980s

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider...
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The 1992 Presidential Election

For Students 9th - 12th
Inform your learners about the election of President Clinton and the surrounding politics with an informational text. The text and four questions about it are included on this resource. Class members answer questions about the state of...
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School Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
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Understanding the New Version of Bloom's Taxonomy

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
"Surprisingly there are still educators who have never heard of Anderson and Krathwohl or their important revisions to Bloom's Taxonomy." If you fall into this category of educators, do not despair. This resource will provide you a...
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Computers for Beginner

For Students 2nd - 8th
The kids in your class are probably experts at navigating the computer, but do they know the difference between hardware and software? Teach computer skills to any level of computer user with a helpful reference sheet. It covers...
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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 6

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice discerning fact and opinion with a worksheet that contains 25 statements. Once learners determine if they are fact or opinion, they circle their answer and write a sentence explaining how they know.
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What Comes Next

For Students K - 12th
Where is NASA going next with their rockets? The reading provides an overview of the next generation of rockets for space exploration. A full-page diagram gives the reader a scaled perspective of what this rocket may look like, for both...
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Famous Amos Cookie

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone loves cookies! Learn about the origins of the Famous Amos Cookie Company and its founder, Wally Amos, with a reading passage and comprehension questions. Kids focus on new vocabulary words, questions about the information they...
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Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the beginning of the Vietnam War factor into the Cold War with the Soviet Union? As part of a study of American involvement in Vietnam, class members read a letter address to President Kennedy and his response in which he...
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Climate Science: What You Need To Know

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Win any argument in support of climate change thanks to a video from PBS Digital Studios. Viewers learn the 24 steps to explain climate change and information to counter claims denying climate change.
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Resurrecting a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Davina Pardo's documentary Minka asks viewers to consider that value of preserving traditional dwellings and traditional building techniques by examining how American journalist John Roderick and Japanese architect Yoshihiro Takishita...
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The Higgs Boson, Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
Much like unicorns, or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, people have been searching feverishly for the Higgs boson since its existence was first theorized. Part one of two videos shows pupils how scientists knew that the...
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American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this activity, high schoolers will examine Hawaii's issues of colonization, authority, authenticity and cultural identity, and understand the distinction between native and non-native Hawaiians. This activity includes links to videos,...
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The Personal Computer Revolution: Crash Course Computer Science #25

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Mac or PC? An informative video in the Crash Course Computer Science series describes the history of the personal computer, beginning with the Altair 8800. It compares the business models of Apple (closed architecture) and IBM (open...
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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
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The Internet: Packets, Routing and Reliability

For Students 6th - 12th
 Viewers of this video learn about how computers send and receive information through the Internet. It describes how the Internet splits information into packets and sends it over different routes.
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The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say elephants never forget—and your class won't forget an insightful modeling activity either! Junior zoologists take part in a mock elephant census using the sample count and total count methods. The included materials provide...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana. Read a passage that clarifies the dangers of teens smoking marijuana, its harmful effects on the development of the brain, and the possible correlation of cigarette smoking to marijuana...
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Can We Absorb Nanoparticle Pollutants?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there! A growing concern for environmental scientists is toxic nanoparticles in our air and water. Young scholars conduct an experiment to demonstrate how these particles can cross our...
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Teaching the History of the Black Panther Party: 5 Essential FAQ’s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the facts about the Black Panther Party? Was it, as J. Edgar Hoover contended, a terrorist organization and a threat to national security? Or a group of indviduals bound together by a desire to protect and nurture their...
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Civil Rights and Active Citizenship

For Teachers 8th Standards
As part of a study of the American Civil Rights movement, class members search the Internet to find important facts, people, events, and pictures that they use to create a timeline of events between 1955 and 1970. 
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Genes Can Be Moved Between Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biotechnology changes lives every day, but how did it all start? Learn about Cohen and Boyer's technique for recombinant DNA and the founding of this new scientific study. Then, scholars use the online interactive to discover how Hanahan...
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Some DNA Does Not Encode Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Roy John Britten easily earned a PhD in nuclear physics—but he found painting with water colors too difficult. Young scientists learn about Britten's life, career, and research with an online interactive. They read a biography, view...
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DNA Is Packaged in a Chromosome

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Roger Kornberg, the oldest son of two biochemists, won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Learn about Kornberg and his scientific research with an animation, videos, biography, and an applied problem-solving activity. A summary and...
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College Education

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They're both billionaires, and neither one has a college degree! Using the website, scholars explore whether having a college education is truly worth the money it costs. They read...
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The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2017 a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat was actioned off for over 110 million dollars. So who is he and what makes his art so special? Find out with a short video that details his background, influences, and his process.
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Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is obesity a disease or just a preventable risk factor for other diseases? Scholars attempt to form their own opinions by reading a background of the issue and watching videos that explore the main pro and con arguments using an included...
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President Ronald Reagan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At 69 years old, Ronald Reagan was the oldest man ever to be elected president in the United States. After reviewing a thorough history of Reagan's presidency, pupils read the main pro and con arguments to determine if he was a good...
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Author’s Stylebook: Pacing

For Teachers 10th Standards
What techniques do writers use to create pacing in a narrative? Learners read David Matthews' essay "Pick One" and analyze its pacing. They answer text-dependent questions to demonstrate understanding and learn about subordination and...
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Voting Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should age matter when it comes to voting? Scholars read an article discussing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16. They then consider both the advantages and disadvantages of having younger voters. After thinking about...
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Voting Machines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does technology always mean advancement? Scholars take a close look at the use of voting machines. Does using a machine make voting more effective? Readers consider the advantages and disadvantages of the current voting process. They...
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On This Day: ABSCAM

For Students Higher Ed
It started as a simple sting against low-level corruption, and it ended with the conviction of members of Congress. Class members enter the world of bribery and politics using video clips, including news reports from the 1980s and...
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The Equal Rights Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The debate over the Equal Rights Amendment continues. To better understand the controversy, class members research the history of attempts to get the amendment ratified. In addition, pairs engage in a structured academic conversation...
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The "Me" Decade: 1970

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view the video on Mary Tyler Moore Show. They discuss what they notice about the treatment of Mary Tyler Moore's character in the show. Students listen to a lecture covering notes on web diagram, such as: Fads, fashion, the New...
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World of Fashion — Vocabulary Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Make sure your fashionistas know how to talk about all the latest and oldest styles. Partners work together to define 18 fashion-related terms, ranging from style to home furnishings. Definitions are included on the second page of the...
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Using Primary Sources: Letters from the Presidents

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students find out about the minds and thoughts of presidents through reading their actual letters. They explore the personal lives of presidents. They answer questions about a primary source. They write essays.
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The Ups and Downs of Ozone

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners use data from tables to draw graphs. They interpret the graphed data and explain how CFCs damage the ozone layer. This is a good cross-curricular lesson.
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Basic Writing Skills

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Learners listen to story A Mason-Dixon Memory, by Clifton Davis, and complete worksheets about the story. The worksheets are embedded in the plan. This activity provides good reading comprehension practice for young readers.
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Perspective on the Slave Narrative

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
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Wasting Energy at Home?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify ways that energy is wasted. They develop ideas on how to conserve energy in the home. They also categorize appliances found in the home as heavy, moderate, or light users of energy
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Small Pox Scare Wks 1-2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify basic similarities and differences between B- and T-lymphocytes, stressing function, location, and role. They complete a worksheet that requires them to apply knowledge about ELISA and antibodies.
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Iraq anniversary: No celebration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils read news articles/television reports about the D.C. protests and other similar war protests. They investigate the laws that relate to such protests. Students present their findings to the class.
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Resume Writing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Looking for work? Need a resume? Employment seekers find a job posting for a career that interests them, and fill in the blanks on the provided templates to produce three different types of resumes. Templates for the functional, the...
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Water Pollution

For Students 7th - 10th
Examine water pollution and legislation through this reading comprehension worksheet, intended to correspond with a specific text but valuable even without it. Learners read 10 sentences, unscrambling the bold word to complete each (i.e....
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Obesity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class members participate in a discussion, read a newspaper article, and participate in activities meant to open their eyes to the problem of obesity in the US. There are resource links, electronic worksheets, and teacher's notes to help...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 1 - Exercise 5c

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Food for Thought: Agriculture in Korea and its Declining Number of Farms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine population issues in Korea. For this Korea lesson, students investigate how the population shift in Korea has impacted the production of nutritious foods through agricultural means.
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A Study of Command and Market Economies with a Focus on North and South Korea

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate how command and market economies function in North and South Korea. In this economics lesson, students experience a simulation of market and command economies under authoritarian dictatorships.
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The Modernization of Seoul

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the history of Seoul, South Korea. In this Seoul lesson plan, students read and analyze handouts regarding the political and social history of the city of Seoul. High schoolers collaborate in small groups and...
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From Trash to Treasure

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students create pieces of art from trash. In this visual arts lesson, students view and discuss the art piece, "Spiritual Messenger." Students then use a variety of things that might be considered trash to create a work of art.
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African American Women Trailblazers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history instructional activity, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson...
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The Monty Hall Problem

For Students 7th
In this the Monty Hall problem worksheet, 7th graders recreate the TV gameshow, Let's Make a Deal, and figure out the probability of choosing one door over another in order to win.
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The Great Terror: Old and New Approaches

For Students 8th - 12th
Here is a thorough Russian history worksheet. In it, learners read a two-page selection about the Great Terror and Stalin. They respond to four short answer questions based on the selection.
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Iran: 1960-1970

For Students 9th - 10th
High schoolers read a passage outlining changes that occurred in Iran after WWII, particularly the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini. They answer 5 comprehension questions.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: All Eyes on the Iowa Caucus

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the primary elections through political cartoons. Three talking points guide deeper thinking as pupils analyze a cartoon, which depicts the 2008 campaigning in Iowa. Analysts identify caricatures, research why winning Iowa is...
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Australian Crawl

For Students 7th - 12th
During a unit on Australia's pop culture, don't forget to include a lesson about Australian Crawl, a famous band from the 70s and 80s. This worksheet includes 10 multiple-choice questions. 
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 5 Section 2

For Students 11th - 12th
Have you just finished a chapter on the four stages of production? If so, you'll be able to hand out a short pop quiz. There are 10 questions total, all related to production economics. 
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On The Causes of The Dust Bowl

For Teachers Higher Ed
Here's a new twist on the causes and focus of the 1930s Dust Bowl. Looking to be a part of an intense climate study, the presentation offers maps and explanations for the causes of the Dust Bowl. Global warming, drought, and climate...
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Center for Northwestern Art: Featured Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build...
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African-Americans in WWII

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using transcripts of interviews of African-Americans who served in WWII, class members work in pairs to understand their experience. Prior to the group work, the teacher provides background on WWII and the African-American experience....
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Fernand Leger

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Introduce youngsters to the art of Fernand Leger. Provide images, examples, and biographical information on one of contemporary art's famous forebearers. They'll learn about his technique, style, and see multiple examples of his work.
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Key Points about English Folk Music Worksheet

For Students 5th - 7th
In this music worksheet, students read key points about English folk music including what it is, what instruments are played, its history, and two of its important styles. They answer 10 questions using full sentences before writing a...
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Opposing Views on the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners consider opinions regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students compare Nixon and Johnson's policies about the war. Learners also research the anti-war movements as well as the sentiments of the...
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Exploring Media Messages

For Teachers All
This instructional activity uses discussion and activity to help students explore how advertising and the media affect self-image. Students will learn how to recognize how advertising exploits young people.
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Immigration: Packing a Traveler's Trunk

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students experience some of hardships of being an immigrant. They simulate packing for an immigration journey and decide what they and other family members would like to take. They construct a trunk and then pack and display it.
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Too Hot? Gotta Vent!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study deep sea exploration and underwater geology, specifically hydrothermal sea vents. They create digital video projects of their own to demonstrate their knowledge, illustrating the discoveries of the explorers of the ocean's...
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Floods: Rising Waters and You

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners will examine how floods work and why they can cause so much damage and destruction. They use a stream table to observe the processes that lead to flooding and the effects of floods on human-made structures. Includes a guide to...
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Photograph and Pamphlet About Nuclear Fallout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the term, 'nuclear fallout.' They analyze the "Facts about Fallout" pamphlet and list any questions that either were not answered by the pamphlet or arose as a result of materials provided.
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The Many Faces of Paul Robeson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss and construct timelines based on the life of author/performer/Civil Right's activist, Paul Robeson. They view photographs of him at various times in his life and discuss the roles he may have been playing at those times.
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Keystone Science School: Sustainable Automobiles

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students explore how to choose the correct car for them based on their needs.
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Did Disco Change America?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine the economics of a time period along with the music.

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