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Geography Now! Morocco

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Morocco has its place in popular imagination, thanks to films like Casablanca, but its history is even richer. With the world's oldest university, interesting border disputes, and tree-climbing goats, the country has a rich history that...
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DBQuest: The Nashville Sit-In Movement

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was it like to be a part of the sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement? Learners consider the question and whether the protests were effective using an online documents-based investigation. The program allows for virtual...
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Geography Now! Luxembourg

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Luxembourg is so small, one can drive across it in 45 minutes. However, many consider the nation the European cultural capital, as it's home to numerous ancient and medieval sites. A video resource shows off some of these while...
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Geography Now! Laos

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Laos may be one of the least understood countries in Southeast Asia. It remains communist, and it lives with remnants of the Vietnam War. Yet, it's home to lush biodiversity, including waterfalls and exotic animals. A video resource...
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Geography Now! Kenya

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Many people identify it as the source of their coffee, but Kenya is more than just home to the latest brew. Kenya, known as God's resting place, is famous for its stunning scenery and serves as the financial hub of East and Central...
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Geography Now! Iceland

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
First colonized by Vikings, Iceland is home to a unique blend of Nordic and Celtic cultures. The geothermal island is experiencing a tourism boom and is learning how to navigate the world stage. A video resource profiles the culture,...
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Geography Now! Burkina Faso

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Burkina Faso has a diverse physical geographical profile, ranging from deserts to lush forests. It's also undergone radical political transformations, including moving from being a French colonial holding to an independent nation....
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Geography Now! Burundi

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Burundi's natural deposits of elements and cash crops support the developing economy, but its people define the unique African nation. The country is a mirror image of its neighbor, Rwanda, with civil war and political strife. A video...
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Geography Now! The Bahamas

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's the richest country in the Caribbean, and it's home to swimming pigs. Meet The Bahamas: former enclave for pirates, current home to a bustling tourism industry. Scholars learn the origins and geography of the stunning group of...
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The Cuban Revolution and Its Impact on Latin America

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Fidel Castro was the iconic leader of Cuba. Yet, individuals may know little about the man or his motivations. In an engaging Web quest activity, scholars investigate Castro's political aspirations and his more ephemeral personal life...
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Unit 19: Waging Peace - The Nobel Peace Prize

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Who wins the Nobel Peace Prize and why? While the criteria may seem obvious, some warriors for peace, such as Gandhi, have not been winners. The included resources and discussion questions ask learners to consider who gets the award and...
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Unit 15: Launching Liberty - Democracy in Liberia

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
While Liberia is named after "liberty," the nation has struggled with political turmoil. It was founded by free African Americans in the 1820s, but has been plagued by civil war and violence in recent decades. Various activities,...
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Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court Decision

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Dred Scott was a harbinger of the Civil War. An enslaved man claimed freedom because his owner had taken him into free territory. Not only did the Supreme Court rule that Dred Scott and his wife were to remain enslaved, but it also ruled...
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Unit 12: A New Deal in Georgia

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How much money do you need to survive in your city? Individuals try to answer the question using an economic simulation and primary source analysis. After they create their budgets—and handle some of life's curve balls—young historians...
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Unit 8: Political Peanuts - Cartoons Inspired by President Carter

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Your scholars may be familiar with the Marvel universe, but do they know how to read political cartoons? Comics aren't just for kids ... they often convey sophisticated political ideas, and reading them takes practice. A wealth of...
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Unit 3: The Negro Motorist Green Book

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
What was it like to travel as an African-American motorist in the Jim Crow era? Learners consider the question as they examine digital copies of the Green Book, which documented places that served African American patrons during the time...
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Unit 2: Life in Plains, GA

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
What effect does a president's childhood have on his policies?  Classes consider the question as they examine evidence from Jimmy Carter's childhood experiences with segregation in the second of a 19-part The President's Travels series....
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Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university...
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Music and the American Identity/American Culture

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
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Freedom at Antietam

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore how the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation affected everyday individuals in the Civil War era. Learners are given the opportunity to read and evaluate primary and secondary source material, and then to compose a writing...
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The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: Five Camps: From Voices of Consent to Voices of Dissent

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers explore and discuss Woodrow Wilson's concepts for peace and the League of Nations. They understand efforts made to foster American support for the League and discuss the opposition shown in the Senate.
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Slavery and the American Founding: The "Inconsistency Not to Be Excused"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine slavery in the revolutionary and colonial eras of the United States. In this slavery instructional activity, students investigate the presence of slavery in early America, the language of the Constitution, and the...
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Lesson 3: Religion and the Fight for American Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore the role religion played in the American Revolutionary War. Using primary documents and writing exercises, high schoolers understand how religion was used in support of the war efforts and how specific religious groups...
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Lesson 2: The Debate in Congress on the Sedition Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils research and discuss the provisions in the Constitution that supported the arguments for and against the Sedition Act. They articulate objections to and arguments in favor of the Sedition Act.