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History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present
New ReviewThe Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?
High schoolers examine how to balance the federal budget. For this American economics lesson, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." High schoolers then collaborate in small groups to determine how to...
9th - 12th
Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011
Learners listen to the EconTalk podcast with economist Keith Hennessey before diving into an economics lesson. They are shown how the Congressional Budget Office calculates their yearly spending. Then they read the Budget Control Act...
9th - 12th
Dueling Telegrams: 1963 Verbal Power Play Between Wallace and JFK
Information, inferences, and innuendos. Text and subtext. Class members examine telegrams exchanged between President John F. Kennedy and Alabama Governor George Wallace, studying both what is stated and what is implied by the diction...
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist...
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable