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Making Evidence-Based Claims: MLK, Barack Obama
10th CCSS: Designed
Teach high schoolers how to write arguments and support them with Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel Prize acceptance speech and Barack Obama's Nobel lecture as models. A language arts unit includes multiple strategies and careful scaffolding...
End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech
6th CCSS: Designed
In order to assess their mastery of the concepts taught in a 12-lesson unit study of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy, individuals read excerpts from President Barack Obama's 2009 Back-to-School Speech and use the strategies they...
The Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
9th - 12th
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. For this election of 2008 lesson, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights...
Exploring the Duties & Responsibilities of a Citizen
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by...
A More Perfect Union: Barack Obama's Race Speech at the National Constitution Center
Eleventh graders explore the process of perfecting the Union through changes made to the Constitution, and through the powers delegated to each branch of government. In this American Government lesson plan, 11th graders research various...
Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
Cartoons for the Classroom: 2008 Presidential Primaries
9th - 12th
Take a trip back in time with this political cartoon analysis instructional activity, which has scholars reading background information on the heated 2008 primary campaign to help them approach two political cartoons. Three talking...