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Political Parties Rest in Peace

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
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Rule of Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Don't just talk about the rule of law and the importance of protecting individual rights and preserving the common good, have your class members experience it by acting in skits! Then follow the activity with several corresponding...
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Juveniles and the Death Penalty

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should the death penalty for juveniles be considered cruel and unusual punishment? After analyzing the various arguments surrounding this topic and reading several quotes offered by Supreme Court justices in 2005 on the issue, have your...
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North Carolina Supreme Court Justices

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should Supreme Court justices in states be elected by the people or appointed by the governor? Using quotes provided in this writing prompt and their own observations and experiences, have learners consider this question and write a...
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Limiting Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study...
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World War I Propaganda Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
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World War I Causes Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After completing this detailed and well-designed project, your young historians will be well-versed in their explanations of the reasons that various countries joined World War I! Learners design a picture book covering seven primary...
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WWI Time Capsule Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of...
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Compulsory Voting

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should voting in the United States be compulsory? In 2004, fewer than 60 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the American national elections. After reviewing arguments for and against compulsory voting, your young citizens will...
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Code of Hammurabi

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With this well-organized activity, your young historians will analyze a variety of excerpts from Hammurabi's code, determine central themes and concepts of the document, and draw connections between Hammurabi's form of government and...
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Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
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Renaissance and Reformation Writing for the SAT

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Responding to a question on the Machiavellian principle of a ruler's need for power and ruthlessness, young historians are given writing tips and a framework for constructing a well-developed essay in 25 minutes. The given structure of...
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Which Way to the Ocean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners study the nesting process of the loggerhead turtle. They watch a video clip that shows them how human influences, such as artificial lights, can disorient turtle hatchlings, which can keep them from reaching the ocean. They work...
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Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
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Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners determine their own perspective on women's empowerment then compare it to how it is seen in Syria. They watch a four documentary clips, discuss what they've seen, then answer two short essay questions. Excellent resource links...
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Lesson 5: Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Concluding the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As I Lay Dying is a beautiful book and a wonderful vehicle for understanding, interpreting, and comparing themes. The class reads and analyzes the novel, discusses possible interpretations, and characterizations. They compare the themes...
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Lesson 2: Religion and the Argument for American Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars examine how religion affected arguments justifying American independence. They read and analyze primary source documents, and write an essay analyzing how Americans used religious arguments to justify revolution against a...
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Lesson 1: The First Great Awakening

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine the First Great Awakening and how it affected religious belief in colonial America. They read and analyze primary source documents, explore various websites, and write a five-paragraph essay examining the beliefs...
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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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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
Students 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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Hess's Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils solve chemical equations. In this chemistry instructional activity, they balance chemical equations after completing a lab. They can use a TI for this assignment.
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners collect data, organize and analyze the data and compare it to real life scenarios. This assignment requires two class periods.
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Introduction to Electric Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers explore using a circuit board in this physics lesson. They will analyze current and battery set up on a circuit board. Teachers check the board before the students experiment.